From My iTunes to Yours

Over the past few months, I’ve been in my car quite a bit traveling back and forth to baseball games and other places, and while I’m driving, choose to listen to my iTunes to help pass the trip.  I’ve discovered that I can put my driving mind in autopilot and really tune in to the music.

Here are a few artists I’ve focused on and highly recommend to you.

1.  Luciano Pavarotti: The Best

This collection presents a wide variety of musical styles, with most of the attention given to operatic arias.  But, there is a good sampling of popular songs.  This video is “Nessun Dorma” (None Shall Sleep) from the opera Turandot by Puccini.

2.  Back to the Woods – Chuck Leavell

This collection serves as a tribute to the pioneers of blues piano.  It’s good…really good.  Careful, though…you’ll be driving 90 if you get into it too much.

3.  City Hymns: Fragments of Grace – City Church

Karl Digerness, of San Franciso-based City Church, released this album in 2011.  It’s a worshipful, theologically sound collection of old hymns and new songs that is best described as folk.  He uses a wide range of instruments – from pedal steel to electronic loops – to color the texts.  These songs are thoughtful and inspiring.


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