My friend, Julia, over at Hooked on Houses hosts Hooked on Fridays during which we can blog about whatever we're hooked on. I'm hooked on music. I grew up singing, and as a Texan, my dream was to be a country singer though I had an appreciation for almost all genres of music. I loved Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge and Tanya Tucker.
Once I got to college, I sang in a contemporary Christian group with two other co-eds. We probably could've made a career out of our music if life hadn't intervened. After college, I continued to sing in weddings and church and wherever anyone would have me. As I got older, more life intervened, I had a family and delved more into my career as a nonprofit professional. I sang less and less, but music was, and still is, very much a part of my life.
Not only do I listen to music all the time in my car, but I also have a little radio at work that is always on with the volume down low. At home, if we're not on the sunporch playing gin and listening to the stereo, the TV's set on the adult alternative station on Music Choice.
I first learned about Marc Broussard in 2005. It was the night Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. I was so anxious about what was going to happen, I couldn't sleep. As I was channel-surfing, I landed on Vh1 where a new singer's video was just coming on. Marc Broussard is from a small town outside New Orleans. The song is called, "Home." Listen to the words and then think about New Orleans getting hammered by Hurricane Katrina. Pretty powerful.
Since then, I've seen Broussard perform on The Rock Boat and at Antone's, here in Austin. He puts on one of the best live shows I've ever seen, and I highly recommend you check him out if he comes to your city.
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