Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 2

Here's my second favorite Christmas song - from one of my long-time favorite singer-songwriter-guitarists, Chris Rea. (My blog's tag line, "every day good luck comes in the strangest of ways," is from one of his tunes.) Joys of Christmas, Northern Style shows off Rea's screamin' slide guitar. And, it paints a portrait of a community … Continue reading Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 2

Good luck comes in the strangest of ways

The tagline for this blog comes from a song by master singer, songwriter, and slide guitarist Chris Rea from Great Britain. The song is called "God's Great Banana Skin," and how can you not love that title? It's message is simple: as soon as you start to believe you have this thing called life figured … Continue reading Good luck comes in the strangest of ways

A Tale of Passion, Friendship, Love, and Music

In the last eighteen months I’ve seen some amazing shows put on by accomplished musicians. Three sparked a little meditation on passion, friendship, and love: Chris Rea; Eric Clapton; and the Panindias Brothers. Rea, the best blues/rock/jazz singer-songwriter and slide guitarist working today; Clapton, the guitar god, whose voice is perhaps a bit underrated by … Continue reading A Tale of Passion, Friendship, Love, and Music