I am in a desperate search for new music. Let me give you my love list, and maybe you can turn me on to something new and wonderful–either local to your area or an international unknown that needs to be heard.
I’m looking for a voice like Jewel, Sarah McLachlan, Lorenna McKennett, Shawn Colvin, Tracy Chapman, Tristan Prettyman. Mostly unplugged, lots of acoustic guitar, real blend of voice and soul and passion. For this search, Tori Amos and Paula Cole are too rough, too raw. Indigo Girls are good, but i’m in the mood for a solo artist.
Lyrics have to mean something, but they don’t overpower the music, and the music works seamlessly with the words.
Impossible? I can hardly imagine. I spent some time at our local record and tape traders earlier in the week, and I saw so many artists who looked like they were exactly what I was searching for, but I had no way of really telling.
I’m going to spend some time on iTunes and see what I can find. In the meantime, though, please send me a few ideas. And please feel free to ask the others in your blogging circles for their thoughts on this paralyzing conundrum.
Thanks to all!