Most of the music I plan to write about on here won’t be particularly new. When I was a wide-eyed youth with boundless horizons, I could keep track of everything. These days, staying up until four in the morning every night and reading dozens of posts each day just ain’t that appealing.
THE EXCEPTION: Last month I got back from five or six weeks in Ireland. I was absolutely thrilled to see that Walter Martin released a new album, My Kinda Music, while I was gone. He’s billing it as the second in his “Juveniles” series, which is music geared kind of towards everyone. Some of the press I’ve read calls it children’s music, but that’s not really appropriate. It’s better thought of as music that everyone can enjoy, adults and kids both (disclaimer: I don’t know children, so who knows what they like). Some of it is definitely silly, but the day that adults can’t be silly is the day that I’ll retire from adulthood. Most of it is just beautiful, wonderful music about family, memories, and how rattlesnakes just want to dance.
I’ve listened to the album a few times now, and I’m happy to report that it has some songs that are downright amazing – Family Tree, The Wishing Well – and all of it is well worth the 9 or 10 bucks that it costs you on Amazon.
Check out another of my favorite songs here: Trip on a Ship (with Laura Gibson)
And, one of my favorites from his previous album, Arts & Leisure: Down by the Singing Sea. That song has an incredible buoyancy. It will keep you afloat.