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Music Appreciation Project Followup

I know that I haven’t posted anything about my music appreciation project in the last month, but it has been a big success.  I enjoyed listening to a number of different stations including the Avett Brothers and Eric Clapton.  I found a couple new artist that I really enjoy and have a great new station on Pandora; Joshua Radin.  I have been listening to the Joshua Radin station for the last couple of weeks and it has a great mix of music, with very few duds.

Below is a list of artist’s that I have found to be very interesting and enlightening.


Artist of the Week (Learn to Appreciate Music Project)

My musical tastes are fairly limited.  As a kid my mom mostly listened to oldies stations and my Dad listened to NPR.  When your favorite “songs” are Morning Edition and All Things Considered you might end up a little musically declined.  My wife’s family appreciates music for all of it’s artistic greatness.  They listened to a lot of different music growing up, can sing, play piano and one of them is even in a band.

I enjoy listening to a lot of different music (just not rap music for some reason), but it isn’t something that I really seek out.  In addition, for me it is really filler/background part of the environment.  I can listen to a song 20 times and still not know the lyrics, artist, etc.   So in an effort to expand my musical experiences I am moving forward with a project to listen to a new artist each week on Pandora until the first of the year.  This is a great way to experience some new music and possibly find some really great artists that I haven’t heard of.

Each week you can see the artist that I am listening too at the top left corner of my blog (screen shot of what to look for to the right).  What I need is some suggestions of artists to listen to for the next couple of weeks.  So far I have listened to the artists below:

  • Allison Krauss (this weeks selection)
  • Derek Webb
  • James Taylor
  • Josh Turner
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Yanni