It's been a rainy and gray here lately. Typical for spring in Indiana. And that kind of weather makes me want to listen to music I can sing along too. Nothing loud, nothing upbeat, just what I would categorize as singer songwriter music. So my iPod has been filled with lots of Damien Rice, Howie Day, Ben Folds, Florence + the Machine, Caedmon's Call, Jack's Mannequin, and my Music Monday pick... Brandi Carlile. I love her songs, her lyrics, but I especially love her voice! It has that gravelly quality to it. It's not conventionally pretty sounding. But it works with the music. The amazing sounds that come out of her mouth in "The Story" are perfection. There's a bit of bluegrass sound in there somewhere, bordering on country, but not quite there. I love it. Really excited to hear what she puts out next. Added note: I love the guy who sings backup for her. His voice fits perfectly without distracting from her voice.
I dedicate the video to J. So here it is, one of my favorites:
P.S. I preordered the new Josh Kelley cd and it should arrive tomorrow. I got an autographed copy and a free t-shirt. I so love him! Very excited for my late birthday present to myself!