Tonight I've been listening to 'almost live stream' of the South Side Shuffle - it's a huge blues/jazz festival that goes on here - 20+ years now. But online this year. Definitely not as good as being in the park!
So, to be clear, I did not go on YouTube looking for something like this. But it came up in my recommendations and I just had to look. It's ... 80s hair band metal but played on ... get ready ... here it comes ... bagpipes.
Yeah, that's kind of weird and whacked out but it's actually not a bad cover of the song.
The channel that video is on belongs to The Snake Charmer, an Indian woman from New Delhi who taught herself to play the pipes. Back in April, as her country and others descended into COVID lockdown, The Snake Charmer released this next video to inspire some hope in the world. It also reveals that not only is she a pretty good piper, but she can sing, too.
A little known fact about the Gibb brothers of the Bee Gees is that they were originally from the Isle of Man in the UK. It is, however, something they were quite proud of and in 1997, they recorded their own setting of Ellan Vannin, a song regarded as an unofficial anthem of the island. Lead vocalist on that version was the late Robin Gibb and his plaintive voice is just perfect. This version is from later in Robin's life, after Maurice Gibb's death had brought the band to an end. Brings tears to my eyes because I love Robin's voice so much and this song is perfect material for it.
Lauren Daigle won Top Christian Artist at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. This is her seventh BBMA and her third win in this category.
Her crossover hit "You Say" from five years ago has become the longest running song of any genre, on a billboard hot chart, for 106 weeks and won her a grammy.
Her Grammy award winning, platinum award winning album, "Look Up Child" debuted at No. 3 for the top 200 albums and she is the first FEMALE artist to hit both the top ten on Billboards Pop and Christian Billboard Album charts.
Here is "You Say". I think she sounds a lot like Adele, but she does write most of her own songs which brings a personal emotion and experience which makes her unique:
And here is "Still Rolling Stones" her newest single: