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Joe Cocker…

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

…is gone. (Un)forgiven.

His last album, “Hard Knocks,” was pretty good, and there were quite a few good songs in it — at almost 70, his voice was still amazing.

(But, of course, Joe will be mostly remembered by his hits “You’re So Beautiful…” and “Unchain My Heart“.:-)

R.I.P., Joe! You passed through some rough times, but brought to us so much warmth with your music! Thank you!

The wonderful music of Jamie Mc Donald

Monday, May 21st, 2012

You might have seen him on the streets of Sofia lately: red-haired, cool dude, with an acoustic guitar in his hands, and a strong voice.

Jamie Mc Donald, musician

He travels, plays and sings for his own pleasure (it seems). He’s now in Bulgaria and you can go and listen to his music in the Sofia music clubs — but sometimes on the street, too.

First time we heard him, it was when we were walking with Ani on Vitosha street, in the Winter. Two days ago we heard him sing again, on almost the same place. We stopped to listen for a while…

…then, after his last song, I asked him, where’s he from. Once we knew Jamie is from Ireland, it was quite obvious we’ll ask him to sing us some Irish song, since we’re big fans of Irish music!

So, the next song is “by fans’ request”:

Jamie Mc Donald: Fiddlers’s Green (shot with a Canon S5 IS camera)

Jamie Mc Donald has an official Facebook page and a YouTube channel.

you can listen to a few tracks from his next album, The Way It Was (where he performs with Boyana Zhelyazkova, violin). I like the music, a lot!

In the next few weeks you’ll be able to hear him sing in one of the Sofia clubs (maybe Mc Carthy’s or Swingin’ Hall)… or again, on the street.

Stop and listen for a while, if you happen to “bump” into him somewhere. You never know — maybe Jamie will soon leave for Ireland… or for the next destination on his travel list?… :)

PS Thanks for the music, Jamie! It was so nice meeting you! :-)

The Piano Guys

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

If you haven’t yet heard about these crazy great musicians, here’s a special selection of 4 videos:

Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody): Lightsaber Duel

(Steven Sharp Nelson)

Michael Meets Mozart – 1 Piano, 2 Guys, 100 Cello Tracks

(Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson)

Moonlight – Electric Cello (inspired by Beethoven)

(Steven Sharp Nelson)

The Cello Song – Bach is Back (with 7 more cellos)

(Steven Sharp Nelson)

Watch them, enjoy the music and the awesome performance! :-)

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