Monday, April 11, 2016

Why You Shouldn't Hesitate to Listen to Steve Moakler

Do yourself a favor and buy a ticket to this show right now.

Who's Steve Moakler, you ask? I certainly don't know much, but what I do know is that you've probably heard his hit Suitcase, and you probably love it (because how could you NOT?). 

Lately I've been in the mood for some fresh music - a new artist, or at least something outside of my monthly playlist that gets entirely too much love (no offense, Kenny). I did some clicking around on Spotify today via the "Related Artists" feature and stumbled across Steve Moakler. Remembering how much I adore Suitcase, I figured I'd give him a shot. Easily the highlight of my day. 

One thing led to another, and here I am, purchasing a ticket to his show at Mercury Lounge later this month. His music is exactly what I'd hoped to find - refreshing, beautiful, and honest. Hesitate had my heart from the moment I heard the piano... and the words... and let's be honest, everything else (it's love). I'm not even halfway through everything he's got on Spotify and I can already tell you he's going to be my new favorite. If you don't believe me, those 172,112 other listeners should count for something, right?

Happy listening.

I've always been the kind to contemplate
But you like the kind that don't hesitate


Thursday, April 7, 2016

One Hell of a Year with NYCountrified

Howdy, friends! It's been well over a year now since I started this blog and it's been SO much fun. Can you believe this was my very first post back in January 2015?! I've learned a ton about writing and blogging, and have met some pretty remarkable people along the way. Thanks so much to everyone who's been following my country music journey here in New York City (or wherever else you are!). Much love <3

I wanted to share a recap playlist of all the fantastic artists and bands I was lucky enough to see in 2015 (yes, there actually were 29 country concerts, 1 festival, and 5 Old Dominion shows). These songs have been hand selected by yours truly, and are ones that take it on back (for me) to the night of each show.

For your listening pleasure:

It was one hell of a year, and I can't wait to see what the next one has in store. In the meantime, check out the archives for some of my favorite 2015 shows.

My circle of friends
This circle of life
Here's to all the good time Friday nights