Every once in awhile you come across a song that just resonates with you. I knew nothing about the band South until iTunes referred me to them based on my preference for another artist. I was immediately taken in by the song”A Place In Displacement.” Beside having a great title the lyrics and music mesh perfectly. I was also pleased to come across the official video and never get tired of listening to it.
I have been a huge fan of the holiday song “Christmas Bells” by John Gorka for quite some time now. It was only recently that I took the time to explore his wider catalogue. All I can say is “wow.” He is a very talented singer-songwriter who should be heard by a much wider audience. I’m sad I took so long to realize this because I have missed many great albums and songs. Maybe it is the folk music classification that I often see associated with his name that limits his exposure, but my feeling is that music like his should transcend genre. It takes a very talented artist to hold an audience with just his voice and guitar.
As summer fades into our memory and another fall enters our lives I thought of the song “September Grass” by James Taylor. His songs have been part of the background of my life since I was a small child. There is something comforting and reassuring about his music. I never get tired of listening to him sing his lyrics which tend to conjure up vivid images and positive memories from my past. He almost always seems to capture the moment perfectly.