Saturday, February 13, 2016
THE THRIFTSTORE POETS
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you info on a friend of mine's musical work. I met Chris through this blog years ago. At the time he was beginning to focus on his musical talents. He got the band together and I have watched from afar as his talents as well as the others in the band have grown. BTW I just love the name of the group--The Thriftstore poets. (I love it Chris) The band is made up of himself as well as Franklin Ledgerwood, J.D. Fox, Jeff Little, and Curtis Baker. The members hail from Cushing Oklahoma. Chris has informed me that the band is going through some changes at the moment. But the songs which I give you the link to was performed by all of the above. At least I think they were all in at the recording session. What I love most is that the songs are original. On the 5 tracks included Chris wrote "Seasons", "A Better Way" and "Something Better". Franklin wrote "So I'll Ask", and "Devils Game". I personally know that much hard work was done by the band in getting these songs together. It took over 2 years to write the songs, put music to them, and record them. Most of us when we hear music we love we really don't think about all the hard work that someone had to do to get the tunes to us. Chris and the other "Poets" have paid their dues so to speak. I know they have played many venues over the years. Trying to hold down a regular job for these good folks had to make it even harder to find time to commit to the music. So my hope is that you will give them a listen. If you are like me good music is the tonic that heals my weary mind and body at times. To hear the songs click on the link www.chrisledgerwood.bandcamp.com . You are also invited to visit Chris here www.facebook.com/thriftstorepoets. And to visit Chris on his blog www.christopherstruth.blogspot.com Chris Old buddy, my hat is off to you and the hard working band members. I love your music and your message. I remain a bit jealous cause I want to so badly be able to play a guitar and sing but alas I guess I wasn't there when that talent was granted! But who knows, maybe one day I will be able to write a song that you want to record! I hope all of you folks who visit Chris will enjoy his music as much as I do! Thank you Chris.