Song Recommendation: “Alive With The Glory Of Love” – Say Anything
Takeaway: It’s rare to find a performer like Raymond Anderson. Treasure his song-craft.
As far as I know, there are only two songs available online to listen to Mr. Anderson.
(I friended him on facebook and requested songs, but I haven’t heard back…)
Oh well. Two is more than plenty.
Together, they clock under four minutes; but, they’re packed with goodness.
Take a listen:
This is what real songwriting sounds like. A voice and a guitar – amusing turns of phrase with a pleasing melody. Just enough grit to be real, but nothing forced. Observe how lyrics don’t have to follow a simple rhyme scheme to be effective.
Contrast this with “Two Dreams”
The song follows a consistent pattern, but it’s rhythm and strumming are playful. It’s obvious Raymond knows what he’s doing. His deliberate nature feels natural and genuine.
Caution: don’t mess with or try to copy his style. Mr. Anderson’s strapped with some artistic weapons that will leave even the biggest of the mother-suckas bleeding dry.
Catch him at Mississippi Pizza this Sunday (21st of February) @ 8:00PM
Or, friend Raymond on Facebook and find out when he’s playing next – it’s a treat if you get to see him perform.