Discover Jon Foreman

14 01 2009

With a vocal quality similar to Dave Matthews or Isaac Slade (the lead singer from the The Fray), Jon Foreman’s music has acoustical drive with folk undertones. An artist who truly loves his music and isn’t affected by the modern music industry only comes along so often. I admire Jon Foreman for his personal connection to his music:

“I’m so thankful that these songs still mean so much to me. In fact, I am perhaps more drawn to music than ever… Lately music has been my compass: it’s neither the map, nor the road but a steady constant that can help me make sense of the both.”

His songs tend to be focused on sadness. They have mellow chord progressions and often include an acoustical guitar. However, his tunes aren’t monotonous or over-simplistic. Listening to Foreman can ease you through a painful experience or, at the very least, Read the rest of this entry »





Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show

14 01 2009

If you’re all depressed by listening to the playlist in the last post, it’s time to get up. And there’s no better way to do that than through Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show, a great funk group from Atlanta, Georgia. Their music combines solid guitar and keyboard work with rhythms that will have you dancing all night. Both a throwback to classic funk acts and a very modern band, Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show gets under your skin like nothing else.

Uncle Joe’s Myspace Page

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A Tragic Romance

14 01 2009

You step out into the rain. You turn to ask for forgiveness but she slams the door in your face. After all you’ve done for her? And she just throws you to the curb like that? You’re overcome with sadness. You get into your car and sob, like a girly puppy. This playlist is for all of those moments… Read the rest of this entry »





Groove to the Melody of Melody

12 01 2009

There is a time and place for relaxing acoustically styled jazz, and Melody has hit the proverbial nail on the head. Featuring female singer, Melody Gardot, Melody matches the seductive quality of other jazz female vocalists such as Norah Jones. If the lighting is dim, Melody adds the perfect touch for dinner, late night studying, or what ever else you might think of. I recommending giving “Goodnite” a listen. It offers a walking bass line enhanced by Gardot’s melodic voice. They’ll be performing in Washington DC in a few days and have the potential to join the major music scene. Hit up their website and you’ll have the opportunity to listen to a few songs simply by loading the website; it’s Flash based. Keep it running in the background while you do some work and let me know what you think. Oh, and try not to fall asleep, it really is relaxing.

Melody’s Website

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