THE LISTENING ROOM
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We’ve been having so much fun talking music with you that we decided to keep the dialog going with a couple of members of our Avenue team. Here’s what we’re listening to now. Maybe you’ll recognize a song and gain new insight, or be inspired to explore something new!
What are you listening to currently? Is there a song or artist you can’t get off your playlist? Tell us about it in an email along with a couple of sentences about why. We’d love to hear from you!
The Avenue's President and Program Director
“I've been listening to the Trinity Sessions from the Cowboy Junkies, their remarkable debut, recorded in a church in Canada. It is both powerful and understated...can be foreground or background, so a lot of utility”.
Here’s a link to a 5-minute sampler of several songs from Trinity Sessions Revisited including guest appearances by Ryan Adams, Natalie Merchant and others.
Festival Coordinator/Talent with Mile of Music and Host of Soul of the Mile
“Honestly, I have been still pretty much playing a lot of SUSTO, and some new Desert Noises!” Kurt booked both bands for appearances in the Appleton/Green Bay area recently.
“But, one song that has been sticking with me for a while now is “Worry” by Jack Garratt. This is one guy making all this noise! I am a firm believer in not worrying about things....98% of the things people worry about never happen. Of course, that statistic is made up, but in all seriousness I think too many people waste too much time worrying.”
Wanna hear this song by Jack Garratt? No worries, here’s a link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFP3qh1x1Zo
Community Relations Director at The Avenue
“I was introduced to the music of Aaron Lee Tasjan at Mile of Music and have been smitten with him ever since. When I first heard his 2016 album, Silver Tears, all I could think was, “instant classic.” That voice, that guitar…but I especially love his storytelling style of lyrics.”
“Lately, “Memphis Rain” has my attention. His voice is so haunting, almost a Roy Orbison quality. And the lyrics…. ‘Her soaking leather jacket, was heavy as the pain. Beautiful!’”
Here’s a cool video where Aaron talks about the story behind writing the song and a sweet live version.
Look for more “What we’re listening to now” features in upcoming emails and on Facebook and Instagram.
Let’s talk music! What are YOU listening to? Send us a song title, artist, and a couple of sentences about what you love about it, to email@example.com - we may use it to share with the Avenue community!