Music in the Wings

This week, I’ve produced a test run of a new radio show for the radio station I work for. If you’ve driven by my store and saw me dancing, now you know why. I’ve been getting down.

As far back as I can remember, music has been a part of my life. Growing up here on Sand Mountain, AL, we sang while we worked in the garden, and at church. My paw-paw sang to me as he played with me, asked me about song lyrics provoking me to think and connect with them, which is something that has stayed with me to this day.

My love of words, new ideas, and music has led me to this point… producing my own radio show from my small town USA country store, The Grove Oak Store. It’s an exciting new beginning, filled with the background music of my life.

The American Crossroads Radio station focuses on the real America and plays country music. As I was examining my musical preferences, I realized many of the songs I love have a certain folksy attribute. I told a fellow artist about my discovery. He, knowing me for many years, said “Yeah. Of course.”

My eyes popped out of my head! “What? Why didn’t you tell me I was so folksy?” hahaha…

Well, it was right in front of me the whole time, and I just didn’t see it. I am a folk music lover. I have enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, but I reckon folk is my favorite. Folk is rather eclectic, like me, and has been called “bare bones music.” That’s exactly what I love about it.

The folk music show I am hosting is set to air next Friday on American Crossroads Radio. I want to send a HUGE thanks to the good folks there for believing in me. Download the app or listen from your computer, because I’m very nervous and excited and determined not to lose my Southern accent. If you’ve never heard my voice you might be in for a treat. After recording myself, as I think one usually would be, I was surprised at how I sound. My voice is full of pitch changes and melodies naturally built into it. I thought it was entertaining and maybe you’ll think so too.

Did this bird just rise with music in her wings?  🙂

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Jamie

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