There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.
Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.
Maybe you will find a new favorite.
Can you feel sad when listening to bluegrass? You can if you don’t like it and your buddy just keeps playing it.
Is Nickel Creek bluegrass? Is it pop? Rock? County? Rap (see last clip). Progressive bluegrass? Is Chris Thile a musical freak—I mean a phenomenal musician?
The answers: Yes. Kinda. A bit. Sure. No, but you’d be surprised. You can call it that. And finally, a definite, YES.
It was hard to pick one song, so I picked three, which was just as difficult.
Nickel Creek is an Americana music group consisting of Chris Thile, and siblings Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins. Formed in 1989 in Southern California, they released six albums between 1993 and 2006.
Long song, but worth it. Trust me.
I hope you enjoyed my selections today.
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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