Our Music Community

What’s awesome about living in the 21st century is that when we use the word “community,” it has a different meaning than it did 20 years ago. Now a community is a group of people with similar interests, beliefs, and passions that interact with each other, regardless of distance or geography. The Internet makes this possible, because my friends on the east coast are a part of the music community we all engage in. My other friends on the west coast are a part of that community too. We’re a part of our local music and arts community as well, but living 1000 miles or more away doesn’t keep anyone out of the loop. We talk fairly often about musicians we get to talk with and hear live as if the shows in New York that my friend saw last week was right down the street from me, or the latest Tx act I caught last night was someone they could go hear tomorrow at another show. Technology has made our world smaller, and our community closer, which is such a wonderful thing.

Matt Morris
Last weekend we hosted Matt Morris, an incredible young musical talent. I was blessed to get to host him in an exclusive interview session at Flyboy Music Studio the night before his show at the Paramount. His voice is one-of-a-kind, and his songs are deep, introspective, and more than your average pop tune. I’m looking forward to presenting that conversation and the 3 songs he played with us in the studio to our listeners in a few weeks. If you caught the show at the Paramount, you certainly won’t want to miss the session we’ll feature on The Appetizer. If you missed the show, you’ll hear what you could have enjoyed live. That’s coming soon. If you want to read a review of the concert, check out my friend Jeremy’s article on it here.

My friend Matt Dyson writes about a lot of great music. Though he lives many hundred miles to the east of me, we’re still engaged in the growing indie music community. I encourage you to surf over to his blog and read about what he’s listening to, who he’s speaking with and more. His site is called Dysonsound and you can read it here.

Another great music blogger is Heather Browne out of Colorado. She writes a lot about indie rock bands, particularly The Head and the Heart, but several other great up and coming acts too. She also has songs to listen to. Her blog is called Fuel Friends and you can check it out here.

Let us know what other great blogs or articles are out there in the music community. And please pass this blog on to your friends. Let the community grow. That’s what it’s all about. Thanks.

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Host of the syndicated radio program The Appetizer heard on public radio across Texas and online from our Listen Now link; enjoys conversations, music, food, art, storytelling, and people. Connect with me. Would love to hear from you.

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