America has enjoyed many blessings. Two of the more obvious ones are extraordinary national parks and exceptional women singers.
On the latter category: if you haven’t already done so, give a listen to the Norah Jones CD The Fall. Sure, I know it’s been out there for a while. So has Zion National Park. That doesn’t make it any less amazing.
You could spend days talking about incredible female voices in American music. Judy Garland. Rosemary Clooney. Aretha Franklin. Patsy Cline. Janis Joplin. Linda Ronstadt. Gladys Knight.
In The Fall, Norah Jones holds her own with this impossible competition. Her smoky voice, with its deliberate pace and terrific lower register, adds an incredible depth to her songs. Listen to I Wouldn’t Need You and December if you don’t believe me.
Friday night, after a great night out catching up with old friends and a few cold Blue Moon Beligian Wheats, is just about the perfect time to listen to Norah Jones.
I’ve been a Nora Jones fan for years and have two of her albums. She has opened my eyes and ears to others in her genre such as Sophie Millman and Roberto Gambarnini. Of course Diane Kraus has been on my radar for ages.
Now as for wheat beer, you can have my share.