Posts Tagged ‘monday’s tune’

Now playing on the porch: Home To You by The Peasall Sisters

Favorite new folk artists! These girls are phenomenal. 10 years ago – when they were 7, 10 and 13 years old – they broke into the national music scene by recording tracks for the infamous Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? film. Since then, they have performed at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and The Grand Ole Opry, to name a few venues. Their 2nd album, Home To You, shares with the world their beautiful voices, reminiscent of Alison Krauss and Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek). Listen, love, and then thank a rural Tennessee town for producing such a talent!

There is something about folk music that seems to welcome cooler weather and changing leaves. I can imagine these girls playing at Saturday farmer’s markets and October pumpkin patches.

So Fall, I give you the talented Peasall Sisters!

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Now playing on the porch: I Was Made For Sunny Days by The Weepies

Love this happy tune – always reminds me of my best good friend, Courtney, who seems to chase the sunshine. Or maybe it chases her 🙂 Whether its rain or shine, she finds a way to make all of her days sunny.

So even though sky is gray today, I think I’ll choose to have a sunny day!

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Now playing on the porch: Hold My Hand by Hootie, the Blowfish and Elmo

As if my love for Darius Rucker could grow any deeper, this discovery may have just solidified my adoration. I don’t need to explain why I am playing this right now. Darius Rucker + Elmo = best recording EVER.

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Now playing on the porch: Waiting On An Angel by Ben Harper, covered by Kina Grannis

Since my Pet Helpers orientation, this song has been dancing around in my head so of course, it needed to hit Monday’s Tune. When I typed it into YouTube, I was super excited to see that one of my very favorite Youtube sensations, Kina Grannis, had covered it. And she does it BEAUTIFULLY. This song will pull at the heart strings of the coldest of spirits…so listen, enjoy and then donate to Pet Helpers today – all the animals are just waiting on an angel to carry them home 😦

Then check out all of Kina’s covers and originals. She is AMAZING. And she is going to be BIG.

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Now playing on the porch: New Shoes by Paolo Nutini

 Check out this strapping, young Scottish lad in one of his most popular tunes…can’t wait for him to continue recording…he is GREAT!

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Now playing on the porch: You Give Me Something by James Morrison

No relation to Van Morrison, shockingly…because although I fear saying this, he might be just as talented and I can definitely hear this kid belting Brown Eyed Girl and singing it just as perfectly as ole Van. I’d love to see them in concert together.

I listened to this song on repeat this weekend and it has carried over to Monday!

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Now playing on the porch: Long Way by Antje Duvekot

Thank you Pandora for letting me discover this AMAZING musician. I had the opportunity to see Antje live in Oak Ridge, TN a few years ago and she blew me away. Like most singer/songwriters, she is a brilliant storyteller. It is evident in each song she has written and produced. And it doesn’t hurt that she can play just about any instrument she picks up.

Long Way, in particular, paints brilliant images of a cross-country adventure. It is an inspiring, thoughtful and somber description of culture, of people and of the natural beauty she experiences on a road trip.

We can all relate. And that makes me all the more beautiful. Listen to her album here.

And Antje – if you are reading, please head South again…to CHARLESTON! We walked into the bathroom in Oak Ridge, TN at the same time and I was star struck so I apologize for not responding when you asked me how far Knoxville was from Oak Ridge. If you come to Charleston, not only will I tell you that it is about 40 minutes away, but I will find you a porch where your tunes will be admired and loved!

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