Thursday, July 28, 2005

Raul Midon

I really appreciate talent when it comes to music. It doesn't so much matter what genre of music you play, if you do what you do well, I'll probably be into it. That attitude leads me to listen to everything from Salif Keita to Outkast, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Enya to Buena Vista Social Club, and Nina Simone to MF Doom. (Yes, I did just admit to listening to Enya, what of it?!!)

Josh Spear definitely just expanded my horizons further. Raul Midon is a TALENT. The blind musician has a unique sound that is difficult to describe, but basically is a kind of acoustic R&B guitar. He sings with an honest, soulful, and silky voice, and the cat plays a mean "trumpet." He has a new CD out called State of Mind, and his older material sounds just as amazing.

To check out Raul in action, check out video from his performance on
Letterman and an extended set from the Kennedy Center Millennium stage here in DC.

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