New Jams

My life has been spent immersed in music. Dance class, rehearsals, shows, choir concerts, practices, violin lessons, choreographing--Teaching dance for a living means I am inundated with all kinds music. But when I get to listen just for pleasure, which, sometimes I don't want to listen to anything so my ears can have a break, I've always reached for some of the softer sounds of music; Calm and relaxing, singer-song writer, blue grass, story telling. Move my mind and my spirit in my down time. 

Some of my favorite artists have been The Weepies, Mindy Smith, Brett Dennen, Brandi Carlile, and Joshua Radin.  There are so many more, but these are the ones I've bought album after album because I love them. 

Side Note: To me, the coolest part about some of my favorite artists is I can remember the person who introduced me to them and when I heard that song for the first time--their music struck me so profoundly that it completely shaped my adult taste in music.

Anyway, today I'm all about the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new album, So Familiar. 

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It's perfect for an easy going feel for a simple day. Play it in the background and tell me you don't have e pep in your step! Happy listening, y'all! 

What's your favorite music to listen to?