I know I’ve mentioned before, but when I was a kid some radio stations would play a good blend of music so that you could conceivably hear Frank Sinatra, England Dan and John Ford Coley, Ray Stevens, and Paul McCartney in an hour. While I found that radio stations in England when I visited were still eclectic, in the US categorization took over long ago. I think that is a huge shame because some of us don’t like to be pigeon-holed. We want to hear EVERYTHING!
Thus, Pandora. You may have your own streaming service that you’d like. I’ve love to hear about your streaming service if its different than Pandora, by the way. Or if you have a special station that you’ve created, I’d love to hear about that too!
When I plug an artist into Pandora and create a station, I will hear similar artists. The circle grows wider and invites in other artists, many I’ve never heard before. Which brings me to today’s post. I don’t know Gregory Alan Isakov. Or, at least until the past few weeks I didn’t. Two of his songs popped up on two different Pandora stations I created. What I do know is that I fell in love with these songs, which has made me want to hear more of his music.
Today, it’s “San Luis.”
The song is melodic, haunting; Isakov’s voice is sometimes plaintive, sometimes achingly beautiful. I want to listen to more of his world.
Weightlessness, no gravity
Were we somewhere in-between?
I’m a ghost of you, you’re a ghost of meSongwriters: Gregory Alan Isakov
A bird’s-eye view of San Luis