I was confused yesterday because I realized I was a letter behind. I couldn’t figure out how that could be — until I realized I did 2 posts for the letter N! So here I am, Easter Sunday, getting caught up!
For the letter R, let me introduce you to a musical artist I discovered maybe a year and a half ago — Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. I happened to be channel surfing through my Sirius XM radio stations one day in the car when I was stopped by the voice in a beautiful song I had never heard before called “Odetta.” The song was by Rag ‘n’ Bone man and his voice was haunting. I immediately started pulling up random songs on Google Music by him and fell in love. He has this rich, soulful voice that absolutely does not match his face. This made me love him even more. As I listened to more and more songs, I fell more and more in love. “Hard Came the Rain” pulled me in, but really hit me hard when I watched the video for it. Songs like “Skin” and “Human” are so powerful, they nearly move me to tears. I would love to see him perform live, but he doesn’t appear to be in the United States much. He was at LollaPalooza last year, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay the exorbitant price and fight the traffic into Chicago to go to Lolla for one performer so instead I listen to Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and wistfully hope for him to embark on a US tour someday. I hope you enjoy his music as much as I do.