Friday, 31 December 2010

Music to my ears

For the past few days, my friends have kept on shooting me ideas for my new blog post. Seems that it almost comes up in every conversation... We talk about something and then I hear : "N. you should write about that!" Some are really good ideas and ones that I will def develop in the future, but as I went to bed last night, I thought of music. How music brings everyone together, how music can set a tone, can change a mood, can make you discover, can make you relate. So I said to myself, what better way to end the year, then to talk a little about music. So I have decided to add this section to my blog - a musical section and every couple weeks I will introduce you to an artist I adore. In the past year, 2 of my friends have been my musical gurus who have taught me so much about new artists and how to appreciate the music at a deeper level. One of my friends is very much into lyrics, usually, the song isn't good if the lyrics aren't and for the other, he's more into the musical talent behind the song, the guitar rifts mostly. Needless to say, I learned a lot from both of them and now I'm able to show you some of the artists that have stuck in my mind.


So, I am not sure if you know or don't know the artists I will be talking to you about, but I will try to develop on the ones I don't think are known by the masses. So don't expect any Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Michael Buble stuff (as much as these artists do have talent).  My goal is to make you discover something new.


Without further a due, the first artist in my REVIEW THE ARTIST section of my blog is RAY LAMONTAGNE!


Do you know him? Maybe? Heard his name before?


His voice makes me melt. Really. It's raw, it's beautiful and full of emotion. He has released 2 recent records - God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise and Live Fall 2010 (that can be purchased on ITunes).
Sadly he has no tour dates coming up in Montreal or anywhere in North America for a while.


If you want to listen to his tunes, I suggest using Grooveshark, just type in his name and discover away!


Here are a few of my favorite Ray tunes - Beg, Steal and Borrow was nominated for a Grammy as song of the year. (It's not one of my favorites, but since it's better known, I think that's where we should start)





My Favorite...






So let me know what you think! Do you like the artist? Do you already know Ray but prefer another song? Share your thoughts, I would love to hear what you got to say!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! And maybe as your new years resolution you can decide to discover more amazing musical artists!


N.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great find!!! Give us some more!