Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tell Me Something Good

What beautiful music are you listening to that I need to be listening to? Do you have any of these kinds of music to recommend? - instrumental stuff - movie soundtracks - acoustic/folky stuff (with singing or without) - artsy bluegrass - beautiful lesser-known classical stuff - tell me whatcha got.

57 comments:

Valerie said...

An iPod full of Christmas music, including yours :)

ValGalNC said...

all the David Nevue music on my iPod because it's so peaceful... and eagerly awaiting the release of his Revelation cd.

of course, I've got "Jesus Saves" when I need some worship music : )

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

Casting Crowns cd that I have been listening I had your cd Jesus saves until my car got total in an accident and I could not get it out of my cd player so i need to purchase another one because that was my favorite but i believe i have it on my mp3 player I am not sure
Have a great day brother
Carol a seista in albuquerque nm

pinkdaisyjane said...

Ben Taylor.

He's James Taylor and Carly Simon's son. Great voice. Very mellow. Great music for when I need something different.

Sarah M. said...

Currently it's Shane and Shane's newest release (an excellent choice if you like Shane and Shane) and Paul Baloche's "The Writer's Collection."

AMENMom said...

If you like a capella, Tonic Sol-Fa is really fabulous. Rockapella's fun too, and their song A Change in My Life is amazing.

If you want some killer hammered dulcimer music, my dad's one of the best there is! :) That's about as folksy as it gets.

Matthew said...

I can tell you what I just got in the mail that is UNBELIEVABLE!!!! It's a little thing I like to call "Run to the Cross."

uh.
maze.
ing.

Kerri said...

I also like David Nevue for instrumental.
Beau Soir - harp and flute and very beautiful!
First Glory Revealed album (I haven't gotten the second one yet)for a little bit of folky praise music.
Also "The most relaxing piano music ever" album - sounds cheesy, but it's good stuff.

And the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack is great.

Daniel Semsen said...

I found one gem on the newest Hillsong album called "His Glory Appears". It's burrtiful. :)

And is RUN TO THE CROSS out?!!?!
I need to check my choral packets...

tiggerdaisy said...

Kari Jobe
Glory Revealed I
Glory Revealed II

Yup, those are keepers!

AnnieBlogs said...

Ingrid Michaelson.

Anonymous said...

Caleb Ballew, a 14 year old anointed pianist. His playing is just beautiful. CD's upon request, and there free.

Brian Megilligan said...

Brahms piano trios.

Anonymous said...

The Acorn ("Dents" and "Crippled Legs" are great songs!)

The soundtrack to "Once"

Dolores O'Riordan - such a unique voice

Jessica
Greensboro NC

Sarah said...

Sufjan Stevens
Seabird
Sara Groves new cd

And I would be remiss if I didn't offer up a couple of my friends:

For solo piano - Keith Martinson

And a good friend of mine who just went through a year of lymphoma (and is now cancer-free PRAISE GOD), Tony Pitschka.

I'll break out the Christmas music in a few weeks, and alternate between your Christmas cd and Sara Groves' for the most part.

TanIn in Alabama said...

Enjoyed reading all the comments. I am sure most of what I listen to you already sing BUT when it comes to bluegrass I love to listen to Alison Krauss & Union Station, unbelieveable musicianship.

Leslie said...

It seems weird to be giving music suggestions to you... :) But here are some that have made their way to repeat status on my iPod. They're all the"singer/songwriter" type.

Brooke Fraser
Vienna Teng
Eva Cassidy
Ingrid Michaelson

Hannah said...

There's a new song out by Addison Road that absolutely blows me away... "What do I know of Holy".

Ed said...

Michael Buble - Crazy Love. Love the "Bond" themes.
Lenny Leblanc - Christmas Night.
Mingo Fishtrap - Succotash or Yesterday. Funk with a little New Orleans flavor. Very tasty!

Christine said...

A couple of people already beat me to the David Nevue recommendation.

Another instrumental duo that I just LOVE is Rodrigo y Gabriela. They just put out a new album that I don't have yet but their self-title CD is amazing. They're from Mexico but live in Ireland. Their music is a fusion of Mexican and Irish flok styles but they do a cover of Metallica's Orion that will blow you away. They're as much to watch as they are to listen to. Search them on YouTube so youcan watch them play.

Anonymous said...

www.mattanthoney.com

Modern Classical Pop

"Waiting for the Opening"

Anonymous said...

http://www.elizabethhunnicutt.com/

Little Millie said...

I have found two wonderful series of CDs produced by the RBC ministries. (Radio Bible Class ministries used to produce this show called Day of Discovery that my mom used to love to watch on Sunday morning before church.) One series is "Our Daily Bread" and the one is "Classical Praise." There are at least 10 volumes in each series. They are all basically hymn arrangements, both old and contemporary hymns, so as much as you like hymns you should really enjoy these. They are all instrumental. There are many styles of music in each series.


I got them from my Mom. The cover says that the purpose is to provide music to be used in personal devotional times of worship. I believe there must be a lot of prayer behind this music. I started listening to them during my quiet time and I think God has spoken to me through every one. You can get them through the website, RBC/Discovery Hourse website, and I even found some listed on Amazon.

Amy said...

My favorite new thing on my Ipod is Aaron Niequist ... Changed.

And Glory Revealed.

Anonymous said...

New Mindy Smith CD!

Laini Suzanne said...

anything that's shannon wexelberg! wow! check out her website. she's amazing!

Sherry said...

I promise I will try not to list 40 gazillion :-)

artsy bluegrass: Punch bros. album Punch; Any of Chris Thile's solo stuff; any of Nickelcreek's albums
Compilation: YoYo Ma; Allison Kraus,James Taylor:Appalachian Journey

bluesy/ bluegrass Allison Kraus/ Robert Plant: Raising Sand
Eric Clapton: Unplugged

Jazzy:Clint Eastwood Presents: Johnny Mercer: "the dreams on me"

Soundtracks: Surf's up (seriously good tracks) Braveheart; Pride and Prejudice(2005 version) DaVinci Code

Holly said...

Billy and Cindy Foote
Soundtrack from "The Man from Snowy River"
David Klinkenberg

Tiffani said...

Lovin' Michael Buble's new CD...

and I think you'll like a relatively obscure girl named Haley Dykes...her Dad is Doyle Dykes with Taylor guitars...she's got that folksy/bluesy feel but such a sweet spirit in her voice/lyrics...they also do instrumental too...

http://www.myspace.com/haleyonline

coffeegal said...

Andre Bocelli's new Christmas CD. Oh yeah!

Ashley said...

I'm already listening to Christmas music! :) Yours included. I also have the WOW Christmas, Casting Crowns Peace On Earth, and Kari Jobe's Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Today it is Ingrid Michaelson.

Stranded Beach Bunny said...

I am still loving your Jesus Saves album which I bought as soon as I got home from the Green Bay simulcast! But since you want other suggestions, here are some other faves in my iPod:

Instrumentals - I am a 'piano girl', so I love David Lanz's music. With Christmas just around the corner, be sure to check out his version of "O Come O Come Emmanuel"! It's a great instrumental, even if it's not Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas - ya gotta hear Todd Agnew's rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear".

Check them out!

Shelly said...

Digging some classical music by an Italian artist -
(UHmm...pause for moment of potential panic. Please tell me you have Pandora on your computer to be able to listen to songs..m'kay?)
His name is Ludovico Einaudi

all4boys said...

Israel Houghton and New Breed's Christmas music, particularly Christmas Medley.

michellemabell said...

My favorite movie soundtracks are by John Barry. 'Out of Africa' and 'High Road to China' are my favorites. They never get old.

And I love to listen to Bill Evans playing the piano. I have the JazzMasters dvd series and he is just fascinating to watch also.

Anonymous said...

Good instrumental music that I love is a guy by the name of David Benoit. Very laid back, very easy to listen to - Fuzzy Logic, Professional Dreamer both great CD's.

Ok , so it's not folk music but John Mayer -Where the Light Is, Keith Urban - Defying Gravity,
Leeland - Love is on the Move,
Israel and New Breed - The Power of One and just got the new Switchfoot CD - incredibly good...

Anonymous said...

My favorite is: "Christmas Sax" by Sam Levine. Very beautifully arranged. So tranquil.

Daniel Semsen said...

FEE: Glory to God Forever.

a new fav.

Nichols Family said...

Kind of a weird choice, but the "Twilight" movie soundtrack. I like it in the car and when I am cleaning my house.

My favorite new CD is Paul Cardall's "Sacred Piano". I have always enjoyed his music, and I am so glad he is able to compose and perform again! Praise God for his recovery. (see his blog at www.mytricuspidatresia.blogspot.com)

Jenifer Thigpen said...

Michael Buble's Christmas EP. Brandi Carlisle. Adele. Christy Nockel's new solo album. Brooke Fraser. The song "I will Exalt You" off the new Hillsong album Faith Hope Love takes me straight to the throne. Colbie Callait's first record called "Coco" is one of the best overall records to come out in a long time. Her voice is soothing like Karen Carpenter and her songs are so simple and sweet. Those are my faves at the moment!

Kristina said...

Funny you ask... I'm actually listening to your CD's! I find that when I really need to focus my eyes on the Lord and listen to Him, particularly In Christ Alone/The Solid Rock from your Alive Forever CD. Missed you at Ridgecrest this year! ~ Kristina in NC

Dionna said...

I just downloaded 3 new songs yesterday on Itunes. One is off of Carrie Underwood's new album called "Undo It." Then the other two are new songs I heard on Air1 - Garbage In by Tal & Acacia and Safe In Your Arms by Abandon.

coffeegal said...

Have to second the Todd Agnew comment. However, don't miss "Did You Know?", "God With Us", "God With Us" oh heck the whole CD is amazing. (Travis, you should take on "Did You Know?"). On another not-so-well-traveled-path, have you listened to Gregory Alan Isakov's This Empty Northern Hemisphere or Meg Hutchinson's Come up Empty?

Grammy and Olivia said...

No great suggestions from me, but In the First Light at LPL Springfield today was AMAZING! The whole event was awesome and more encouraging than words can say. Thanks for your ministry.

Marci @Finding Joy in the Journey said...

In our house we our totally loving Seeds Family Worship CDs from the youngest to the oldest of us they make us sing God's word...it's Amazing!

Speaking of Amazing, thank you so much for your time in Springfield. Some of my Bible stdy girls and I were there with you this weekend and we were richly blessed by all of you and your sweet, godly, humble spirits.

And...I am the mama of a Lily Kate who is 11! I can't imagine there being another one out there! I hope yours is as full of spunk and beauty!

Kristie said...

Beautiful? hmmmm....

It's all "Jesus music" around here, but we're a bit extreme...either Miss Pattycake or Misty Edwards (if you've never heard her, look on YouTube--watch her singing "People Get Ready"...the lyrics just slay me!)

Nancy Hamilton said...

Jill Phillips and Andy Gullahorn, Fernando Ortega. Great tunes!

Deirdre said...

SEEDS family worship albums. I'm trying to memorize all my scripture to songs these days. it makes it easier.

okay, and yes, I have your Jesus Saves and Ring the Bells CDs in the player as well.

Anonymous said...

For fun Jazzy acapella, totally student directed and arranged, check out the Yale Alley Cats at www.yalealleycats.com

They just released an album: Bridge that you can order from their website.

It is pretty amazing.

Georgia Jan said...

Travis: When I'm working on something and don't want to get "lyrics going in my head," I love to listen to Jim Brickman - absolutely beautiful piano music. If not, I REALLY think you would like him!

www.jimbrickman.com

But friend, I will say that you rule in my iPod and in the 6-CD changer in my car...and you will always be my 2nd favorite music man, my husband is first :)

Blessings, and thanking God for the Veterans...

Georgia Jan

Sarah Tolson said...

Francessca Battistelli... I'm hooked on her stuff right now..

:)

Beth C said...

Okay. I'm pretty sure this doesn't fit into any of your categories, but if you haven't listened to Bob Dylan's Christmas CD, you're really missing something!!

Carol said...

Jeremy Riddle LIVE: Prepare the Way and the other life stuff. Also, Jason Upton, free flowing prophetic worship....How to know if you have been born of the spirit, Teach Me How to Pray, and Faith....It will challenge you and take you deeper.

Anonymous said...

JJ Heller. oh my goodness have you heard her? but planning to add Christmas music to the mix soon.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I saw a video/heard a song yesterday for the 1st time and thought of you. Its several years old and I'm behind the times but, this is 1 of THE most powerful songs ever. By the Gaithers "I Then Shall Live" WOW!!!

Nicole said...

Sean McConnell... He's not very well known but he does acoustic/folk music. He has quite a voice :)