"Yourself a newborn bard of the Holy Ghost" Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oklahoma singer-songwriter Chris Blevins will be sitting down for a "Conversation" w/ Belated Bard soon. In the meantime, here's a cool cut off his new album "Grief, Love & Other Gifts" now available now on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/search/grief%2C%20lov
This song represents a perfect blend of execution and emotion. In the words of the writer, Richard 'Daddy' Love "Linger expresses the feelings of separation and loneliness that comes with a long distance relationship. Our biggest dream is the next time we will see that person. The music from a single guitar and lone voice is meant to express that loneliness, hope and faith that soon we will be together again, and perhaps this time we can linger." Check out all his music at dadylovesmusic.com.
In honor of the passing of Larry McMurtry, we give a listen to a great cut from his son, Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry.
Crystal Nights Words & music by Kevin Hall 2020
"Crystal nights in the morning light, just waiting for the dawn; can't quite tell what this day, but I say, 'Bring it on!'"
"San Antone" by Kevin Hall 2018
In this exquisite song, singer songwriter Michael Hilliary of Norman, OK introduces us to the "strongest person" he knows and draws us into contemplation of the indomitable human spirit. With the sensibility of an artist, Mike paints a tragic picture that exudes great beauty. As you listen to the song, you'll want to read the sheer poetry of the lyrics posted below the video.
Don McLean's love of the arts on full display in his song "Vincent". Posted in honor of the day the music died. February 3, 1959.
Words and music by Kevin Hall 2021
For full lyrics, see January 25th post in "In the Moment"