I hardly ever write about music and that is because I am the type of person who has a very specific interests in several bands across a few different genres, and last week a sort of "musicgasm" exploded for me. To start things off, my favorite band of all time, ShineDown, released an EP of cover songs performed by Brent Smith and Zach Meyers. Titled, Smith & Meyers Acoustic Sessions, the EP is everything I could have wanted from the duo.
Covering songs like Blue On Black by Kenny Wayne Sheppard, and Nothing Else Matters by Metallica really gave me an entirely new appreciation for Brent Smith's tonal range and talents. Topping things off was their cover of She Talks To Angels by the Black Crows, this is one of my favorite songs of all time, and Smith and Myers nailed it better than the original in my opinion.
Secondly, a friend from my youth launched her first single to the music world. Beth Spangler's Like a Bird may not be my typical style, but her beautiful voice was truly music to my ears. I have known Beth since my youth, and have even sang beside her in church way back in the day. While I gave up on my musical talents, she never did, and perused it all the way to the top. Now with her first single quickly turning into a hit, I can not wait to see what she comes up with next!
The Smith & Myers acoustic sessions album and Beth Spanglers "Like a Bird" are on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, so check them out!