You know how a few years fly by and we ask: ‘ Where did the time go? ‘
This year seemed to be moving slowly. But here is something I know: If the world feels like a strange, unkind place, there are always light spots. For me, many of them have music.
Looking back at the highlights of 2019, I think of shows and songs and evenings I spent seeing NPR Tiny Desk videos. I think of music moments that were friendly and friendly to me. Here are some of them.
I spent the first moments of 2019 with Taylor Swift. Her “Reputation stage Tour” was released midnight New Year on Netflix. I didn’t put my eyes off a single second of the screen. It’s still on Netflix for your daily viewing.
Advice: If you don’t have a date for Valentines Day, go to a concert. A few days before I moved from Davenport, Iowa, I saw Anderson east on the opening night of a new venue named the Rust Belt. The soul/rock singer has shattered a mixture of heartfelt and sad songs, which on 14 February is exactly what you want.
If you have seen “Someone Great” on Netflix, then you know the scene. The heartbroken Jenny sits by Lizzo na “Truth Hurts” while his grief and while she drowned a morning cup whiskey. The dance is infectious and has had the explosion of “Truth Hurts” as one of the biggest songs of the year.
Supposing you found yourself in April in Charleston, SC. What should you do? Go to High Water Festival. I saw Leon Bridges, The Head and The Heart and Jenny Lewis on the medium-sized two-day festival, compiled by the Volks/rockduo Shovels & GN Rope. This festival has all the pleasant features without being too crazy or crowded. The next high water is on 18-19 April.
May and Junie and Julie
Eerlik gesproke is there nie veel iek in Mei or Junie nie. So sal ek with Julie triple. Yola stole the my heart at those Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, Ky. (Remember: Sy play on February 11 at that Bluebird Theatre in Denver). Ek it also by my emo vibes ingeloer by Sad Summer Festival se stop in Chicago. Take a large asem of vars lug countrymusiek in that form of The Highwomen ear. That kraggroup supergroup the hul debut tydens that made Newport Folk Festival.
In 2018 and some of 2019, Kacey Musgraves’s album “Golden Hour” basies was my best friend. Ek het baie afterwards listened that Spotify vir my ‘a free leg card from Musgraves se siggesig send it. This was a highlight of that year that sy her on those Hinterland musiekfees in Saint Charles, Iowa, sien. Later that month, shortly after Ek left after Colorado Springs, the ek geskryf how ek Mumford & Songs play a small acoustic show by Twist & Shout Records in Denver.
This was a month of stops vir shows and konsertreview: Bon Iver at Red Rocks Amphitheatre , Maggie Rogers by that Mission Ballroom and then Brandi Carlile in that self-de-place, what, if you don’t have a show there sou kry nie, this sou moes let bang in 2020.
Sometimes musikante nie plays that a songjie what jy wants to hear, and this is fine. Rusty Kelly it’s a fantasizing screening – and Taylor Swift – in Denver, and it’s my front gear at that Bluebird Theatre, now one of my favoring local.
Here is an example of the variety of options for live music in Colorado: Early in November, I saw the country-singer Eric Paslay in the eyes of The whiskey Baron. Later, I sat near the apex of the Pepsi Center for The Chainsmokers concert. Otherwise, but enjoyable.
Let me bring this full circle. At the end of 2019 I found myself talking a lot about Taylor Swift (I can’t help it. She’s everywhere!) And then Spotify told me that I had listened to her songs this year or this decade than any other artist. Other toe settings contain “Overnight” of Maggie Rogers, ‘ Golden Hour ‘ of Kacey Musgraves, ‘ 33 ‘ GOD ‘ of Bon Iver and ‘ East Chicago ‘ of Michigander.
Music was good for me in 2019. Learn more of this in 2020.