The deep freeze continues, and if you are chilled to the bone too, I am sure that you’ll join me in this sentiment- I can’t wait for the spring to come! Wish we could do a dance to make it happen faster! What with March just around the corner, it can’t be much longer now, right?
It has felt like a siege. I am looking forward to heading to Texas for SXSW. There is something about being in Austin in March for a tantalizing taste of spring. I am dreaming of music and friends and magic moments - that’s especially so this year. Hey, you know Folk Alliance just wrapped in Kansas City. It was easy to channel the good feeling deal that conference has from all the postings this weekend on FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter. Music Fog would have loved to be on site to capture the festivities. Nonetheless, it was fun to see photos and video snippets of so many friend’s showcases. Who knows, we can sure dream about being there next year.
One of the many artists who made the trip to Kansas City for FA is Kristin Andreassen, who put out her second solo album, Gondolier, a week ago. You might know her from her stints in the early 2000s in the fun folk bands Uncle Earl and Sometymes Why. And of course there was her award winning tune in the 2007 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for “Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes.” Watch for that song down the road on the pages of Music Fog, too.
Today we bring you the title track to the lyrical, imaginative, and delightful Gondolier album. The Foggers got to film it in January at Midtown Live in NYC, when we welcomed Kristin to the Music Fog mini-marathon.
- Jessie Scott