There are some really beautiful, deep, articulate singer-songwriters out there. And I think a lot of people don’t know about them. So, I wanted to share with you some depth, some beauty, some words that pull the shadows away a little and sometimes a lot.
Whether they are your cup of tea or not, enjoy a snapshot of excellence, bravely created and shared with the world by these kingdom artists.
I can barely talk about Andrew Peterson, which is to say, I can’t stop talking about him. Which is to say that whenever I try to talk about him, his music, his work, his books… I just end up stammering about beauty and shadows and heavenly heartache, and C.S. Lewis and Tolkien and story and how I want to be basically a girl version of him when I grow up. (When is that, again?) And I gesticulate a lot (Aka flailing).
Josh Garrels. Why aren’t more people talking about him?! He’s exceedingly unique, but just as deep as Peterson. I’m always surprised by something with each listen of his music. He is a word-weaver for sure, and I get the sense of watching something beautiful and complex unfolding. Maybe you will, too.
And then this girl. Friends, I just feel like singing harmony around a piano with Kelly Rae Burton. Her lyrics speak right to me, her melodies draw me in, and her voice makes me want to sing, too. (Those seem like accurate indicators that she’s good. In my professional opinion.)
Please share these links! Please share these artists. Please share their work. (And go get your hands… or computers… or whatever… on their music ASAP! Garrels and Peterson both just released new albums recently!!!)