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Wow, what an incredible voice this young lady has! I listened her version of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car", and it's as good Tracy's, no debate.

Nice find, nice post!

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mekidsmom wrote:

Jasmine Thompson... another amazing voice for you this lovely Thursday!  She was "discovered" at 13 on YouTube for her covers of popular songs. Her debut album, Bundle of Tantrums, was self-released while she continued songs on YouTube.  She's earned some airtime for sure, and has quite a beautiful voice.  Sometimes high and sometimes smoky low.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9JxAQqtxkg
here's a whole playlist if you want more (including originals as well as covers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlf0aVT … Z-FXsucXQt

Voice like an angel!! smile Thanks so much!! smile

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Marie Hsiao
Aka:  Mree
Against the Current:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBsAow4NDPQ

Another "started on youtube" artist.  I'm not overly fond of the music on her new album, but the acoustic stuff you can find without all the extra editing and effects is really quite magnificent!  smile  Check out some of her Ingrid Michaelson Covers.   Enjoy!

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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Such a lovely song, written and performed so well. I'm sooo glad, MKM, that you stepped in to do a weekly feature. Music like this rarely gets heard, unless someone like you cares enough to make it known to the rest of us.

Thanks for this post, the ones preceding, and the ones to come.

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Amy

To tell the truth...she is really good,but I actually enjoyed some of your renditions of several songs more smile especially your Delta Dawn song !
Jim

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

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Glad ya'll are enjoying these!  Jim, you make me blush!  wink 

Ok, so I had to listen to a bunch of this gal's songs to find one I liked the best.  Her voice is a bit too nasally for my likes.  She seriously needs to push consonants more, as her words tend to run together in a flurry of vowels.  I hope that doesn't sound too mean, but I almost didn't put her songs up because I'm picky like that!  She's STILL got some serious vocal skills, some really thoughtful lyrics, and chord progressions.  This one is one of more clearly vocalized songs she's got up there.  Hope you enjoy!

Sarah Bella
Like Superman - a song about being an awesome Dad -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT26KAWF-cQ

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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mekidsmom wrote:

Marie Hsiao
Aka:  Mree
Against the Current:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBsAow4NDPQ

Another "started on youtube" artist.  I'm not overly fond of the music on her new album, but the acoustic stuff you can find without all the extra editing and effects is really quite magnificent!  smile  Check out some of her Ingrid Michaelson Covers.   Enjoy!

Very pretty young artist--AND I really like her guitar playing. I saw her cover of The Way I Am with Ingrid Michaelson and enjoyed it!!  You can definitely hear the potential for sure!! Thanks for finding all of these, Amy!! smile

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Great post, MKM! I agree with your assessment of her voice, but it seems to be intentional. A lot of the younger singers are doing this for some reason ... not sure what the appeal is. It's certainly a well-written piece, and it's encouraging to see so many younger musicians coming to the fore. I'm sooooo glad that hiphop doesn't rule them all.

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Great post, MKM! I agree with your assessment of her voice, but it seems to be intentional. A lot of the younger singers are doing this for some reason ... not sure what the appeal is. It's certainly a well-written piece, and it's encouraging to see so many younger musicians coming to the fore. I'm sooooo glad that hiphop doesn't rule them all.

Oh goodness... hip hop is getting quite crazy!  I've noticed a lot of it tends to merge in with Pop now, and even a lot of the newer country songs have a pop/hip hop flare to them.  It's frustrating for sure.  My 11 year old loves it all.  I'll get into a song and be all, "YEAH!  This is good!" and then they'll go from this great chorus line to some rap type junk for a verse and I'm like, "WHAT THE HECK?"  I get an eye roll then and "Mooooom" as she talks along with them.  Ugh.  -- She knows Tom Dooley though, so it's all good.  wink

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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And today, Emily Elbert, won 3rd place in Guitar Center's singer songwriter competition (2014 I think):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DGexGFkNJ0

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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You've had lots of great selections so far, MKM, but I have to say Emily is the best one yet ... what an amazing talent. Amazing range and expression with her voice, and pretty decent chops on the guitar, too! I really gotta wonder who could possibly place ahead of her in the GC competition ... had to be something extra special.

Loving your weekly feature, MKM ... by all means, keep 'em coming!

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Ok, since I'm working late at night and have time - I dug deeper... she was a finalist in season 3 (she wasn't 3rd place... not sure how many finalists there were or where they placed). 

The winner that year was Tess Henley:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toDIvU6SMdg

And this was Emily's finalist video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuUazyu3ZGg

I think I like Emily better myself.

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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I missed last Thursday... so I'll just pop in a little Kacey Musgraves here on an odd day, BEFORE she got famous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6GWckNEIEE

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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Excellent! I love her self-analysis comment (I feel like there should be some cheesy 60's-like talking here) while she's performing. Thanks MKM .... really enjoyed this.

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Ok, so I have been working all kinds of crazy extra hours and ... blah blah blah... I'm behind beyond belief with my weekly song!

So... I'll throw a little something out there for you.  I love Jewel.  Did you know that she comes from an entire musical family?  She's from Alaska?  She's was raised a small town gal, and her daddy was a yodeler!  Did you know, the first time she heard herself on the radio, she was in a grocery store and she thought she sounded like Kermit the Frog!  Even the most beautiful and talented people out there question their abilities!

So, here's Jewel with her dad (music 1:30):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id99RX2B5r0

Should you need more Jewel, read on!

One of the favorite Jewel Stories:  (the music comes in on the second video)
part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hBXcpGHPVA
part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHNKgze6ERc

Or, you can listen to Steve Poltz do a quick, humorous version of the story... and he starts singing around 5:30:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15bnZ4aJ3z4

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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I would like to submit 3 songs in this post of Amy"s  that apply to this new thread of which I had not seen till now either. (OK Im lame!)  Love the links and will defiantly look deeper into Ingrid.
I would like to introduce you guys to Kimberly Freeman.  This girl is super talented, and in these links I will show you 3 sides of her. In progressive order. (Does it have to stay acoustic?)

  Momma don't you cry    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skgzc7tTWKU
Fame and Loathing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfH8a8NQEiw
Be my Friend (One eyed Doll) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gc4e-RQbEs  (OK its me! What did you guys expect?!?  smile  LOLOLOL)

“It’s like a Jab, you got the squeeze and you got the attack, you got the guitar and the emotion behind the song. 
You can plug into a Marshall, but if you are not attacking it,  it's just going to sound so-so.  If the song doesn't grove, you are just bashing through chords” .
-- Mike Ness,  Social Distortion

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Can't go wrong with Jewel, MKM ... what an amazing talent in so many ways. She always showcases her abilities with such poise and grace.

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I'll bring you (a day late), Anna Nalick today!

https://soundcloud.com/annanalick

Honestly, listen to any of the songs she's got up here on soundcloud.  They're all awesome.  Now, you may not know her.  You probably won't recognize these songs either.  I'm sitting here wondering why?  Why don't I know these songs?  Guess what? 

You do know her though! For some crazy unknown reason only one of her songs really made it.  I don't know why because she's really pretty amazing.

This is the one everyone knows, Breathe:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAlWxZK-ps4

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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Very good, MKM ... her "sound" reminds me a lot of Alanis Morissette. I liked "Scars" best in her SoundCloud offering.

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Very good, MKM ... her "sound" reminds me a lot of Alanis Morissette. I liked "Scars" best in her SoundCloud offering.

I agree.

Funny thing, did you know Alanis recorded her first demo around 13-14 years old?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7VaWvXnM_M
She had a Pop album in Canada when she was a young teen as well.
She moved to Los Angeles and began working on the sound we all know and love before she was even old enough to graduate high school.
She's "my age"  wink  So, I find this all very very fascinating when I look at the dates that she did these things. 
I was graduating high school and trying to figure out how to "adult" while she was recording songs like this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdN0HcSbLSc

Amazing stuff.

Anna Nalick though, should be so much more popular than she currently is.  Hopefully, she'll get more songs out there and gain some more traction.  I'd far rather listen to her music (as well as all the others I've put up on this thread) than all the hullabaloo on the popular radio channels these days.  Maybe it's a sign I'm getting old.  I don't know... I am starting to sound like my parents though!  LOL!

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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Good info, MKM ... thanks.

I did know that Alanis was Canadian, but am badly out-numbered here on Chordie, so didn't wan't to overdo it with the flag waving! lol

And regarding Anna Nalick and the whole popularity thing ... popularity is pointless. It can be bought by purchasing airplay time on the mainstream radio stations, and when the DJs start calling it a hit, the mindless masses will consider it a hit. Good music is good music. Most of the prog rock and fingerstyle I like isn't popular, but who cares, right?

Anna's work is terrific, and stands on it's own two feet. Keep this great material coming, MKM. I'm enjoying this new world of talent I would never have heard of, if you weren't introducing it to us.

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Happy Thursday!

Erin McKeown - Didn't they
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tXp1L9ZjR4

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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she is very good.
Plays that Gretsch extremely well too !
Thanks for sharing Amy

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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What an amazing guitarist ... she does really well with some of those shapes and transitions, especially for someone with fairly small hands. So I have to ask MKM: does watching Erin inspire you to get an electric?

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Tenement Funster wrote:

What an amazing guitarist ... she does really well with some of those shapes and transitions, especially for someone with fairly small hands. So I have to ask MKM: does watching Erin inspire you to get an electric?

:blushing:  I actually have one.  Having one doesn't make me any better at playing one though.  Ha!  I DO need to pick it up more!  There was another video of her on there where I would have SWORE she was playing a piano her fingers were moving so fast!  It was pretty amazing.  I didn't use it here because the lyrics didn't do much for me.

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.