“WORLD WITHOUT YOU” by Hudson Taylor

March 10, 2015

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Today’s song is one you will have to listen to on YouTube below as it is not yet available here in the US. I love Hudson Taylor, an Irish folk pop duo with brothers Alfie and Harry Hudson-Taylor.

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I have posted a song from Hudson Taylor in the past, but wanted to share this new song (and brand new video!) by them today. They will be releasing their debut album, Singing For Strangers, across the world (except the US and Canada) on March 30. I will be keeping my eye out for the US release date and will let you know as soon as I know. In the meantime, this is a great music video and I think you will love the song.

I have linked to their LP, Chasing Rubies, above. The LP was released in late 2013 and if you have not yet listened to their music, please check them out … they truly are awesome! You can also preview their new album by clicking HERE.

SONG OF THE DAY – “SOMEWHERE ALL THE TIME” by Samantha Crain

November 2, 2014

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I have not been very good at keeping up with my blog over the last few weeks. Funny how life gets in the way of things.

Amazingly, I have been at this blog now for an entire year! It has been such an interesting adventure. What I thought would be an easy undertaking was not always quite as easy as I thought it would be. Sometimes it became overwhelming and I have to admit I avoided it, but mostly it has been a fun experiment, a great way to share and explore my passion, and an incredible learning experience. As I evaluate the blogging experience of the last year, I can now begin to set new goals and work on improving.

Thank you for sharing this adventure with me. I hope that you have enjoyed the ride as much as I have, and I appreciate you hanging in there with me. New things are on the horizon. I can’t promise how quickly they will come, but they are coming … just as soon as I get this thing called life under control. 🙂 Speaking of which … so much to share with you in my next blog posts.

I am sharing a fabulous song with you today. It is one that I have liked for a long time from Oklahoma native Samantha Crains 2013 album, Kid Face. I love her voice and her natural sound with that guitar. The words to this song are perfect!

Last weekend I made a very spontaneous decision after learning that my husband’s flight would be coming in late. I grabbed my purse and walked down the street to see a concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. It is a renowned venue in the city and one that I had not been to yet. A show was playing there that night that I had wanted to see and so I was glad that I got the opportunity. Samantha Crain was the opening act and she was delightful. She is a small person and it was just her and her guitar on that huge stage; however, she was able to warm up that audience with her humorous stories, great songs, and fabulous music. Her music was captivating and enjoyable. I loved hearing the songs that I already knew and I heard many new ones that I can’t wait to have released. Enjoy.

SONG OF THE DAY – “NOTHING STAYS THE SAME” by Luke Sital-Singh

November 15, 2013

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Do you ever realize that nothing stays the same no matter how much you want it to? Now this is certainly clear in my life with the amount of moving we have done, but I think it is true in everyone’s life. We grow older, our children grow up, the seasons change, the world around us transforms … literally, nothing stays the same. That’s life.

However, I had a “stay the same moment” last night. I received a text from a good friend of mine back in Dallas. She was just  sitting down with a glass of wine to catch up with a friend. Her method of catching up … sitting down at the computer to read my blog and listen to some music. We actually texted back and forth as she worked her way through the songs. From miles away, we were still able to connect. In that moment, things were the same.

Today’s song is by Luke Sital-Singh, an up-and-coming British singer-songwriter from the suburbs of London. I just discovered his music this week and I think it is an amazing new discovery. He has great accoustic ballads and a passionate, soulful voice. There is something about him that seems innocent, sensitive, and impassioned all at the same time. This song has it all – the music, lyrics, and voice – that just completely drew me in. There is  a buzz about him in the UK and the British folk scene and he has been receiving some great reviews. I definitely think he is one to watch and I hope that you enjoy this song as much as I do.