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My Favorite Music

I like a lot of music, but I'm only going to list those who have videos available on the web. Anyone from Universal Music Group, Pat Metheny, and those who pull their video from the web are clueless about marketing. Note to you, if you read this: I'm trying to promote the great music out there, and your decision to remove my ability to embed a video keeps me from any promotion I might do. Pretty dumb.

 

Afro Celt Sound System

Description:
Simon Emmerson: guitar
James McNally: BodhrŠn, accordion, whistle
Iarla ” LionŠird: vocals
Martin Russell: keyboards
...and others, as needed

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
Next to Peter Gabriel, and actually related to Peter because these guys record on his record label, I love Afro Celt.

Peter Gabriel

Description:
Peter Gabriel: Himself
Tony Levin: Bass, Vocals
And others as needed...

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
If I had to pick the music of one artist and listen to that of no one else, it would be Peter's music. It encapsulates the melody, percussion, and progression that I love in music. He gets it, for me.

All-American Rejects

Description:
Tyson Ritter: vocals, bass, piano
Nick Wheeler: lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Mike Kennerty: rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Chris Gaylor: drums, percussion

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
My kids introduced me to these guys and they're infectious. Great songwriting.

Arvo Pšrt

Description:

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
The most emotive music I know.

Bonnie Raitt

Description:

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
Some days are just Bonnie days, and nothing else will do.

Fabio Biondi

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Why I Like This Music/Musician:
He brings a vibrancy to calssical music that never disappoints. I listen to him sometimes when painting.

Jewel

Description:
Jewel: Guitar, Vocals

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
Jewel has a wonderful way with her instruments of voice and guitar. And I like some of her lyrics, which is unusual for me, because I don't normally listen to lyrics.

Journey

Description:
Steve Perry: vocals
Neil Schon: guitar, vocals
Jonathon Cain: keyboards, vocals
Steve Smith: drums
Ross Valory: bass, vocals

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
The best band ever.

Kate Bush

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Why I Like This Music/Musician:
One of the most interesting and fearless songwriters I know.

Rush

Description:
Alex Lifeson: Guitar, Vocals
Geddy Lee: Bass, Vocals
Neil Peart: Drums

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
There are so many wonderful surprises in their playing that each listen is worthwhile. Their videos aren't good, but as musicians, they're amazing.

The Police

Description:
Andy Summers: Guitar, Vocals
Sting: Bass, Vocals
Stewart Copeland: Drums, Vocals

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
Simply great music by great song writers and musicians. We used to play this in the band as well.

The Producers

Description:
Wayne Famous: Keyboards, Vocals
Van Temple: Guitar, Vocals
Kyle Henderson: Bass, Vocals
Bryan Holmes: Drums, Vocals

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
We used to play this song (She Sheila) in the band and I love this song.

Tori Amos

Description:

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
It feels like she pours every ounce of her soul into every song.

Kelly Clarkson

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Why I Like This Music/Musician:
I like her music and love her voice.

Ok Go

Description:
Damian Kulash: Vocals, Guitar
Tim Nordwind: Bass
Dan Konopka: Drums
Andy Ross: Guitar, Keyboards

Why I Like This Music/Musician:
The original YouTube band, with over 20 million views of their self-made video. Decent song, too, but this band knows how to market.