As the years have passed, and my taste in music, and my ability to relate to music has evolved, I have noticed how certain sounds, beats, and lyrical compositions that I once would have dismissed, now find their way into my daily listening. It's no secret really that not everyone appreciates music in the same manner, and that what some might consider to be great listening, others might find simply unbearable. This is where the beauty of music lies, the ability to invoke an emotional response. I have, on many occasions, along with my TXRDR brethren, spoke about our individual tastes in listening indulgences, and I'm happy to say that we don't always agree on what each other is listening to at the moment. I feel that is what helps us deliver to you, the reader, a better understanding of where each of us comes from, and helps provide a much broader range of artistic offerings. So, for today, I decided to offer up three selections, and yes, you might have already heard these tunes, I know I certainly have, but today, I ask you to take some time to really listen to the composition of each, and try and relate each to a point in your own life. One you might love, one you might hate. One may be too somber for you, while another might come across as too busy for your liking. There again is where the power of music lies, you have a choice. A choice to be filled with what emotions the artist is trying to convey, or to simply click on the next, never to listen to the previous again. Well, without further ado, I give you a mid-week gauntlet so to speak.
Our first selection is a very simplistic approach to music. A woman and her words, spinning a very clear message, set to the steady rhythm of six-strings.
While some may say that a performance like that is simply too little, and not their speed, I think it is simply a perfect offering that carries the artist's message directly to you. A full band production on a big stage more your style? Give this a listen then. Oh, watch the volume on this one, it recorded rather loud.
Here again, this still might not be exactly what you are searching for. The previous song displays a steady rhythm and thoughtful lyrics, in a more complete setting, which many can find very entertaining. For the last offering, I give yo the newest release from what some might call a super-group of artists on this scene. Let's check it out.
Hopefully that song got those of you who weren't previously pleased, going. With what I consider three very unique sounds and offerings, hopefully I have helped shed some light on those who might have still questioned just what exactly our scene is all about. It is no one sound, no one style, or chord structure, or lyrical type, heck, that was really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this multi-named genre. It has no clear boundaries, and hopefully never will. It truly is undefinable. It can be summed up by this: it is what it is, and will always be what all of us want it to be, the kind of sounds that can be found on any radio once you leave the pavement, and venture onto those roads that are rich in history, the ones we like to call, Texas Red Dirt Roads.
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