09 July 2007

a cd to recommend



i'm sure i've blogged about them before. i know i have. but it needs to be said again that if you haven't checked out The Innocence Mission, you really should. they offer wonderful, heartfelt, poetic music that is wholesome without being. . . dorky.

the lead songwriters are a husband and wife team--karen and don peris. they are religious, but it comes across in their music as spiritual more than religious. at least to me. i'm not christian, so i appreciate this. karen is the lyricist and she writes about the most everyday things, really. but she does it in such a way that you're like, "man. i wish i could have said it like that." she puts words to feelings and. . . moments that pass most people by. yet, she celebrates them. i love that about her.

not too long ago, they put out an album of lullabies. it's mostly cover songs, but also a couple originals that they wrote for their kids and it's just beautiful. whenever we are in the car and we need some chill time, i put this on and everyone mellows out. it's dreamy and sweet and i am thankful to have it . . . and all their music!

3 comments:

Tracey said...

You had recommended them before, and I couldn't get the song downloaded (not even a blurb to sneak a peek). I'll try again!

Mommy babble said...

I like spiritual rather than religious. It's hard to find music that is. Thanks for sharing this, I'll have to check them out.

Beth said...

I love that CD. You know that...I think that's how we found each other's blogs somehow...