My life as I continue to be overly enthusiastic by the most generous of standards!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Musical Monday: Banjo-rific!
Anyone who knows me knows I'm not a very judgmental person... the one exception is that I totally judge people based on whether or not they like banjos. I think banjos are the most interesting, under-appreciated, complex, AMERICAN, and awesome instrument out there. If I was a musical instrument, I would be a banjo (or maybe an accordion).
Josh Turner: Would You Go With Me?
Oh, that voice! When put with the banjo, I DIE of overexposure to awesome every time I listen to this song!
Dixie Chicks: Cowboy Take Me Away
Political agenda and drama aside, these ladies could ROCK! This was one of their slower jams but man did I sing this all the way through middle school!
Redemption Hill Music: Rock of Ages
When I lived in Richmond, I was blessed by Redemption Hill Church in so many ways, not least of all by the Ah-MAZING music every week. The quality of music being played by so many diverse instruments was fantastic. Every Sunday I spied a banjo in the band setup made it that much better of a service =). The church just came out with a new EP, which you can get here!
Mumford and Sons: Roll Away Your Stone
I can't have a best-of banjo list and not mention Mumford & Sons, they helped bring banjo mainstream (outside of country music). Also, the banjo player has some sweet groove-tastic moves as he plays. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs and was splendidly done each time I saw them live.