ASMW – Peter Salett

This week, I’m making a last minute entry because I’ve been listening to this album a couple of times over, trying to decide which song to highlight. Peter Salett has an acoustic sound and the stark, yet comfortable voice that brings the coffeehouse style to mind. The sound is akin to that of Shawn Mullins. This track, “Where We Lay” is about coming to a point in a relationship where everything is natural and unrushed. How appropriate for the first week of true spring weather, right?

ASMW – Dan Tharp

This week, everyone is either under the weather, getting away from work, or suffering though the adjustments that come with the time change and the continued cool weather. I’m currently cocooned in throw blankets with the dog snuggled beside me, and I’m having a hot cup of chai. So it seems a good time for an instrumental. Dan Tharp Has been playing the guitar as a hobby for almost thirty years, and says that he thought of playing professionally a lot, but has a horrible case of stage fright. I really like his style of playing. It is very comfortable, and melodic without skimping on the fine details that round out the pieces.
If you like his sound, you should tell him so that maybe he will start playing live shows.

Amie Street Wednesday

I’ve slacked off for two weeks on the Amie Street Music Wednesday meme, but don’t worry, kids, I’m climbing back onto the wagon, and this time, I’ve got Linus, a one-man band from Germany. He records himself playing each instrument, and singing in each voice, then does the full mixdown. His videos are full of fun film tricks and effects, and all of his songs I’ve heard have a fun beat, light, heady lyrics, and hooked choruses that will keep you humming. The song this week is very upbeat, singing praises for his significant other. The lyrics walk us through drudgery and disquietude of daily life, and then we find out in the chorus why none of those things bother him so bad:

Then you walk in, say hello
And my heart starts to explode;
Oh, I know I’ve never felt a love so strong for anyone
Then you begin to undress, overwhelming in caress
Lord, and when you start to moan,
Sexy girl, you turn me on!

The video for this song is really fun, and is embedded over at Amie Street, as well as on Linus’ homepage in the “videos” section.
Be sure to hit the “More From This Artist” button on the player over here and double click to hear some of his other tracks, like “The Whole Truth”, and “Splinter”.

Bonus kickass video of “It’s one of these lifes again [sic]”!

Its one of these lifes again – MyVideo

Amie St. Music Wednesday
Why Amie St. Wednesday? Music is in everyones lives. It surrounds us even when we do not hear it. This is a way to discover new artist, and share the artist that you enjoy listening to on AmieStreet.com. If you enjoy the music please support the artist. Amie St. Music Wednesday has no affiliation with AmieStreet.com and the opinion about the music and/or artist is that of the blogger.

Amie St. Wednesday

Another artist and song that I discovered on Amie Street:

This week’s song is by Ford Turrell.
Listen to your Heartbeat is a song about sitting quietly, watching the sunset with a lover who is completely wrong for you, and realizing it. Listening to your heartbeat allows you to examine the lies you tell yourself, and maybe even forestall some of the heartache from hasty decisions.

His hands were what you laid your world in,
But they fell on you in stinging cold.
Oh love, they say, is all you’re ever gonna need.
Tell me, tell me, tell me, do you believe?
Listen to your heartbeat (3)
Let it roll you down this tired, aching street.

Turrell originally hails from Michigan, but now abides in the Nashville area, where he pens and performs. Ford’s acoustics are dead-on, the production values are clean, and the vocals are right in line with Ray LaMontagne, David Gray, and Ryan Adams. I’m going through the rest of his tracks at AmieStreet right away!

Amie St. Music Wednesday
Why Amie St. Wednesday? Music is in everyones lives. It surrounds us even when we do not hear it. This is a way to discover new artist, and share the artist that you enjoy listening to on AmieStreet.com. If you enjoy the music please support the artist. Amie St. Music Wednesday has no affiliation with AmieStreet.com and the opinion about the music and/or artist is that of the blogger.

Here’s a video too!