A new young voice to hear

OdysseyHave you heard of or from Hayley Westenra yet? You need to before she gets much older. Her voice is so pure and the music she sings is quite inspiring. I found her song “Never Saw Blue” on this week’s Free Downloads on iTunes. The lyrics and voice just balance so beautifully. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

While My Guitar Gently Sleeps

You guys have to check this out. This is a Hawaiian ukulele player that is playing much more than the traditional Hawaiian ukulele music. In this clip, generously streamed for me by my buddy Tom, Jake Shimabukuro plays a wicked rendition of While My Guitar Gently Sleeps. Being a big Beatles fan, I was skeptical at first (I’ve never been a fan of remakes) but once I listened to it, I can really tell he appreciate what the Beatles were doing with their song and honors that in his arrangement. So, press play and enjoy!

http://www.bigbenford.com/images/JakeShimabukuro_WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps1.wmv

If you’d like to know more about this guy or his music, go to his website.

Thanks again Tom for sharing this with me. More music reviews to come!