Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve spent hours and hours listening to musicians of various genres. What an exciting and inspiring endeavor it has been! Sure, we encountered some artists who were at various levels of lackluster, but, overall, we came across some amazing talent lurking in the wings of discovery.
Here are just a few of the musical acts who were a delightful surprise for me: Parris Lee, Carolyn Malachi, Light of Love, Allison Tartalia, LR-60, Kathy Sanborn, Terri Lynn Carrington, D Woods, Sylvan Street Jazz, Linda Chorney, Vernell Brown, Jr., Bombastic Meatballs….I could go on and on.
And what I love most about this experience is that it is pure creative food. Have you ever felt an urge to paint after walking through a gallery? Or wanted to design an outfit after watching “Project Runway?” Or maybe start that book you always knew you had in you after reading a particularly memorable story? Embrace the bountiful creative buffet at every opportunity. You can never get too much.
If I weren’t feeling so good right now, I might jump on my soapbox about keeping the arts alive in schools…but, for now, I am drifting happily on a music high and expect to stay there for a while as I explore the full repertoire of the artists we’re just getting to know.
I encourage you to listen to some music you’ve never heard before, and if it feeds your soul a little bit, meet me in the clouds!