Trying to discover new music is definitely a journey. And I mean a journey in the true sense. You may know the destination, and you may have a general direction how to get there. But every step of the way, every path you take, is a new discovery. Trying to find new music is the same way. Nothing wrong with taking the long road, the wrong road, getting stuck in traffic circles, and even a few dead-ends now and then. In the end, you’ll love the ride …and the music.
Since we started the Music Video Contest on StreetJelly in July, and really a few months prior, we’ve seen a ton of new acts pop up on the site. Oh what a treat it has been!! In no way do I mean to leave anyone out, but here are some of the acts I’ve really enjoyed:
Dick LeMasters brings us true Americana and Texas music. I say this with the absolute most respect: his “crusty old-buzzard music” will rock your evening!
Old Gold, from Saint John, New Brunswick. He sings the great singer / songwriter songs we all love. Simon and Garfunkel, need I say more.
Alex Mason is around with his band. You’ve never heard these young guys rock the word PANTS permanently into your head with their new song. And Grand Market is another great new original.
Speaking of originals, our old friend Mark Allan Jensen has been busy with his repertoire of intense and thought provoking songs. The venerable artist loads every song with prayer-like meaning.
Quinn Direwytch from the UK is a great addition to StreetJelly, as well. She’s a blend of folk, country, blues, rock; what else could be better? I dig her quote that sums up her love for music, “It’s three chords and the truth.”
Everyone, make sure you check out ALL the new musicians on StreetJelly. Say hello, make them feel welcome and part of the Jelly family. Remember, were all belong to the Jelly Welcoming Army.
And all the new folks, I hope you all enjoy performing on StreetJelly. Don’t sweat it if it feels a little odd performing to a webcam, you’ll get used to it. The viewers on the site are very nice, even if they are sometimes quiet. We love our Jelly Flies, too.
Who are your new favorites?