“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”
…William Cosgreve, British poet, playwright.
Some days we’re the rocks, other times the knotted oaks. William, you would have loved YouTube.
Do you ever hear a song that’s not about anything you’re doing but it catches your attention and by the time the song ends, you’ve been lifted? The shift is not quite definable, not quantifiable, it just is.
I respect artists who post their work on You Tube where the world can share it. I’ve met excellent musicians there. Sometimes I go to YouTube in search of a particular song for a project and while I’m there, I meet musicians I haven’t heard before. That’s how I met Chris Whiteman.
Beautiful guitar, beautiful songs. I say hey to him in the comments section on his Instagram or Facebook or YouTube accounts and let him know his music seems to arrive at exactly the right time.
I’ve never met him in person. Don’t need to. There’s a piece of his soul in the music he makes and that reminds me I should always do the same – put the personal into the product. Please do meet Chris online and from time to time I’ll pass along links for others I find and listen to and love. I hope you’ll do the same. Here’s a favorite – and below, a link to Chris’ YouTube account where all the videos he posts are available.
Chris Whiteman YouTube channel