Sweet Lorraine

This is why I love the internet. Not because it lets Miley Cyrus’ work go viral, but because it brings perfect, quiet stories like this to the world. Were it not for the internet, I would probably never have read this story, heard Fred’s name or been so touched by his “Sweet Lorraine.” These are the things that I feel are worth spending my time on the internet with, things that uplift us, and leave us a better person.

After writing a song about his wife, 96 year old Fred mailed in the lyrics to a local songwriting contest. He was not a songwriter, musician, or singer; he simply mailed the handwritten lyrics to the company and a letter explaining what they meant to him, what she meant to him, and never expected to hear anything back. Watch the video to hear the rest of the story, and grab a few tissues before you press play.

A Letter From Fred from Green Shoe Studio on Vimeo.

What I’m Listening To

I’m obsessing over this song lately. As in playing it over, and over, and over, and over. I love it. Look forward to it on the playlist mix I’ll be making later this month.

I’ve been feeling like I’m listening to the same bands all the time and am ready for some fresh faces on my ipod. I hadn’t heard this song by The Civil Wars until a few weeks ago, and I’m so in love with the acoustic sound. Anybody have any other great music suggestions for the summer?


xoxo Stacey

Music Monday- The Wrights

The Wrights are one of those bands that isn’t widely well-known, and for their sake I would love for them to grow and be huge, yet I selfishly want them to stay grass-roots and small so I can keep the secret of their amazing music to myself. They’re a husband and wife group who I first saw open for Loretta Lynn in 2003 and was blown away.  They’ve got the most amazing bluesy/country/folksy harmonies and amazing lyrics. Most of their songs are their originals but they did an entire album of remakes of classic country songs and it is one of my favorite albums I’ve ever heard. Here’s just a small taste of their music, check them out on their website and iTunes.

Music Monday. On Friday.

I am in love with this video. Everything about it. Remember Brooke White from American Idol? She’s just as talented now as she was then, except like a thousand times cooler in my opinion. (which counts for a lot, right?) She’s the ultimate mom, rockin out with her sweet baby playing on the bed with her as she sings.  It’s not the traditional country type I normally post, but I just can’t stop listening to it and for those who are familiar with the early 1900’s country music, does she not sound exactly like the early early early June Carter recordings? If you close your eyes, I’m sure you can hear it. Anyways, I love this song and Brooke’s version and her rockin’ out with her babe. Enjoy!