Given the current state of our situation in the world, I have decided to try and turn it into a positive by reflecting on songwriters who have been an inspiration to me and sharing some of their songs.
In the past month we have lost some very influential songwriters. Some of these were due to COVID-19, and others were due to different health complications. This got me thinking about how many of my songwriting heroes are gone and how the the ones that passed recently wouldn't receive the proper memorial due to the pandemic. So, I started playing their songs every day and giving them a personal farewell.
Normally when an artist passes away the music community comes together to commemorate their life and play songs from their repertoire, but due to social distancing this can't happen. So, I would like to share their songs with you and give a brief summary about what these writers mean to me and why. These artists have provided a songwriting masterclass with their work, and I feel their talent and skill should be shared with the world at this time.
I know for some readers these will be artists that you are familiar with, but maybe you will still enjoy the songs that I have chosen for this blog.
I hope everyone will come along with me on this musical journey and help me celebrate the lives of these great artists.