Thursday, May 20, 2010

Music

I’ve realized that most people’s taste in music really forms during their teen years. In my case, that would mean 80s music, and early-early 90s. But not the mainstream. Most of what I listened to would fit under the umbrella of “alternative”: New Wave, punk, a little goth, and even a bit of grunge.

HOWEVER, I was raised by parents who were teens in the 60s, so I have a deep love for a lot of that music. On my dad’s side, that meant folk music, including Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary, and The Mamas & the Papas. And on my mom’s side…well, a mutant backfire from her listening to Elvis gave me a strange affinity for bluesy, southern-fried rock.

So...my friend Shawna Williams told me about this guy from her area (Arkansas) who is an up-and-coming musician. I went to his website and saw that Logan Lind describes his music as “Folk/Blues with a Scandinavian Flair.”



Oh, yeah :). With my love of folk and bluesy-rock, I of course listened to the songs he has on his site. And then, immediately went to Amazon because I could not live another minute without owning a copy of the song “Shimmer.” The other songs are awesome, too, and "Lift Me Up" is now vying for a place as my favorite :).

And...he's a Christian, too!

Check out his site, and then go to Amazon and download the CD. It's only four songs, but then it's only $4. Worth WAY more, I assure you!

3 comments:

KM Wilsher said...

hee hee. . .I love the Mama's and the Papas.

I didn't know he was a Christian. Very cool.

KM said...

Wow. "folk/blues with a Scandinavian flair" sounds really complicated.

I'm with you about the parentals helping along my music taste, except mine was really only my mom. She loves all the classic rock, so I grew up with the Beatles, the Stones, and Queen - not Barney or Sesame Street. And I'm ok with that. :)

Dana said...

I'll have to check him out! Thanks for the link :)