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.