I've been in a singer-songwriter mood this week. These are the tunes I've been signing along to:
Elisa Toffoli "Rock Your Soul"
Somehow i completely missed when Italian singer Elisa released her 2008 album and toured the US. I recently received a few of her mp3s for airplay, but this is the track i've been keeping on my media player playlist this week.
The Rescues "Break Me Out"
The Rescues are Kyler England, Adrianne, Gabriel Mann and Rob Jiles. They all perform separately as singer-songwriters and came together to work together for the album. All of these talents, both together and solo, have been featured on many television programs and you just may have heard their songs on shows like Grey's Anatomy, Army Wives or Guiding Light. That is exactly how i was first exposed to their music. Definitely check out all of their music, but this is the song thats stuck on repeat in my brain today (here they are performing live at Hotel Cafe).
Brandi Carlile "The Story"
I kept running into this song last week. On the "in store" radio, in some television show I was watching and i finally figured i needed to download the track cause its just brilliant. If you haven't heard it before, Brandi is a Seattle based singer/songwriter and this song came out back in 2008. Its so catchy, but a bit more challenging for the sing-a-long (but go ahead, turn the volume up and give her a try). Here she is performing it live on Jools Holland.
I'm also still listening to the new Tori Amos CD Abnormally Attracted to Sin and the Sam Phillips cd Don't Do Anything (released in 2008).