Music Monday: Sharon Van Etten

Monday, November 26, 2012

Apparently the ladies are getting a lot of attention on this here Music Monday feature for any of you keeping track. In reality, it takes loads of talented individuals to make music. Sound checks, instrument makers, lighting specialists, band members, and lead soloists are just part of the mix. Throw in thousands of worldwide listening ears and it breaks down to this: the universal language requires a global musical village if you will. Which is part of the reason I started this feature. 

Sharon Van Etten's songs are astutely described by NPR this way "heartfelt without being overly earnest; her poetry is plainspoken but not overt, and her elegant voice is wrapped in enough rasp and sorrow to keep from sounding too pure or confident." Already hailed as one of the best albums of the year, Tramp, was released this past spring and features an impressive lineup of neofolk tunes. Here's hoping Ms. Van Etten will return to her home turf soon and start touring in my backyard. Meanwhile, take a listen and be amazed. 


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