You win, Wertz

So one of my favorite musicians, Matt Wertz, told us about one of his favorite new artists on his blog. Matt is a good friend of Dave Barnes, another favorite musician. The two of them are friends with Jeremy Cowart, my favorite photographer, and some other people that I’m a fan of. I call it the Nashville mafia.

I digress. Wertz informed us about a musician by the name of Brooke Fraser. Now, I normally don’t buy albums from female vocalists, but I had an iTunes gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket, so I checked her out.

Brooke Fraser facts:

  • Albertine is the name of the album I previewed. She named the album after an orphan she met in Rwanda on a mission trip.
  • She is single and according to Wikipedia, she’s exactly 15 days older than I.
  • The album is pretty amazing. (Technically, this isn’t a fact, but it’s my blog; I make the rules.)

So I bought the album and fell in love with it. A double bonus, there’s a song on the album called, C.S. Lewis Song. The first few lines knit this album immediately to my heart:

If I find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy
I can only conclude that I was not made for here

Did I mention the Rwandan orphan the album is named after?! I need to meet this woman because we’re apparently long lost sisters. Brooke, if you’re ever in the middle-of-nowhere Upstate New York, let me know.

So you win, Matt Wertz. You’re suggestion purchased me my first “girl” album in years. This is historical.

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5 thoughts on “You win, Wertz

  1. Yeah, I like her too. Pretty amazing that you have so much in common. Maybe she will search her own name and come across your blog!…or, maybe not.

  2. I’ve always thought about that… I google my name ALL THE TIME. Not really, but every once in a while I like to see what else comes up beside this.

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