"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner




Monday, April 30, 2007

artist confidential


I love "new" music, even when it's only new to me. In my last post, I forgot to talk about an artist whose music I was introduced to while in Cali last week. One of my goals in life (I should add this to my 43 things) is to have an extensive, eclectic iTunes songlist, so when I come across music that's unique, I immediately download it.

Some of you may be familiar with Toby Lightman, and if you are, give yourself some cool points. She's a super-talented singer and songwriter with a great, soulful voice and awesome hair. The information I gathered on her says she's a little bit Macy Gray and a little bit Bonnie Raitt. Not sure if I agree with either of those, but she's worth a listen anyway (you can listen on her website). My favorite of her songs are "Devils and Angels" (on my playlist), "My Sweet Song," "Don't Wake Me" and "Better" (written for Toby's sister after she had her baby boy - perfect for mamas!).

4 comments:

Claire said...

May I recommend some more really good "new" music?

-The Guggenheim Grotto
-Martin Sexton
-Piera Faccini
-Grant-Lee Phillips
-Eric Bibb

A few favorite new ones of mine...just in case you hadn't already added them to your itunes playlist.

Squeeze Olive for me.

Kelley and Laura McWhirter said...

hey msks
kelley was just making fun of me since i had no comments on my blog...he said no one cares what i write. Oh, how i love proving him wrong! thanks for leaving a note :)

if he keeps it up, i may just take his name off the dang thing :)

Trey and Heather said...

Consider me cool.

Kelley and Laura McWhirter said...

we need to get together soon...we may be traveling up to jackson in the beginning of june...

i know those three would have a good time. jack is an only dog, though, so sometimes it takes him a minute to warm up to the idea of other dogs :) he loves loves to play.

even if we don't bring jack, i still want to meet the twins! kell keeps kelley laughing with all the stories...i hear they sometimes mistake the bed for the grass outside??

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