Friday, January 2, 2009

Music to Enjoy is Alive and Well

I thought Folk Music was dead, but today I clicked on the blog of Silas House and learned about a superb young woman who brings back memories of Joan Baez. I was a big fan of Joan Baez, but this young woman, Caroline Herring, has a lower voice, more alto than soprano, and sings in the same haunting way. She writes her music and plays guitar.

Why don't we hear those songs on the radio? I truthfully thought no one was making music that I like. I don't care for most of the new country music and the only modern sounds I hear on radio are gawd-awful twanging blaring sounds, thumping rock and rap that I just can't call music. So I have been relegated to listening to "oldies" on Sirius Radio because I thought the "newbies" were only those things I heard on the popular radio stations. Thanks, Silas, for opening a new door for me.I will look for Caroine Herrings CD's and purchase one.

If anyone knows of her or her music, let me hear from you.

Can you imagine life without music? I think music has played a major part in my life from the time I was a child. One of my earliest memories was of my mother playing piano by ear, and my big sister, June, doing the "trickle toe, " a dance that was one step side to side and a quick twisting of the hips. They always laughed, sharing that special moment.

I grew up hearing my brothers sing, mother sing, and when cousin Vivian and Aunt Annie came, they sang. The mother - daughter harmony still sings in my mind.


kathryn Magendie said...

I just wanted to tell you how humbled and touched I was to see you put my words as a quote here on your blog. Thank you.

I've bookmarked your blog so I can come back often and read.

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Happy New Year to you...

Glenda C. Beall said...

I hoped you wouldn't mind my using this nice quote,Kat.
Thanks for visiting.