Music Monday – Red Wanting Blue

It’s time for week 2 of my Music Monday series here on the blog. Red Wanting Blue is a band out of Ohio who has been touring the country almost non-stop for more than 10 years. I actually “discovered” them through a friend of mine, Nick Motil, who is a singer-songwriter and Ohio native himself and has opened for a few of their shows. Recently I’ve been listening to their latest album “These Magnificent Miles” and I find myself hitting the repeat button over and over again. Truly a great album with every single track being a memorable one. Not only is the album great, but a little while back I saw them live in Ames, IA. I was impressed by not only the live performance, but also the obvious passion they have for sharing their music. But enough rambling from me, let’s get to the music. Below is a video for one of my favorite tracks, “Where You Wanna Go.” They also have tons of live performance footage on Youtube so be sure to check that out as well.

Music Monday is here

Recently I’ve come to the conclusion that I need more content on my website. Not only more relating to my music and those endeavors, but more sharing of content in general would be a good thing. On twitter they have a hashtag for what they call “music monday.” For those who don’t understand twitter lingo it looks like this (#musicmonday) and it’s a way for you to tag one of your posts on twitter so that anyone can search that same tag. It works great for events so you can follow along with the conversation. A great example would be the #superbowl when many people are watching the same thing and can participate on twitter by following that tag.

In terms of the #musicmonday hashtag I can share a link on twitter of some music I like and add that specific tag at the end of the post. Then anyone who searches that tag will find my tweet as well as a multitude of other tweets from people who have done the same thing. Pretty cool, actually. However, since not everyone uses twitter I thought it would be cool to post my own “music monday” of sorts on my own site. I constantly find videos on youtube or new music in general that I would like to share with anyone and everyone. So as part of my blog on this site, I’ll share the music and videos here. This is week one, and I hope you enjoy it!

Starting off week one is City and Colour covering “Old Man” by Neil Young. For some of you (myself included) Neil Young is a little before our time, but he’s quite a legend in the songwriting world. And if you don’t know City and Colour, check them out as well. Specifically in this video I’m drawn not only to the voices, but the acoustic guitar tone and recording sounds spectacular. Great stuff!

More Than My Love (live acoustic)

Train – Marry Me cover