Aug 012013

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One of my favorite country groups from when I was in high school was the Dixie Chicks.  So when I heard that two of three Dixie Chicks members – sisters Emily Robinson and Martie Maguire – had just released their second album as members of Court Yard Hounds, I knew I wanted to give it a listen.  I had loved the addition of their violin and banjo playing and was hoping to hear more in this separate venture.

Court Yard Hounds: Amelita #CYHAmelita

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May 242013

Thank you to One2One Network for providing a copy of Michael Buble To Be Loved in order to review.

Michael Bublé has been one of my favorite artists since the first time I heard his voice.  A soulful crooner, when he sings I’m instantly transported to the days of the Rat Pack.  His style has sometimes been related to the Big Band era of the 20s and I’d definitely agree that many of his songs do have that jazzy, swing feel.

Singer and Songwriter Michael Buble

Those eyes!!

Up until now, my favorite album was his Christmas album.  His voice + Christmas songs + sitting in front of a fire place = the best way to spend Christmas Eve.  But now he has released “To Be Loved”, his sixth album, and I feel like I might have a new favorite.  This collection is slightly different than his others because in addition to some great covers, “To Be Loved” includes four songs that Michael wrote himself. Continue reading »