Monday, February 15, 2010

Sing, stomp and be happy

One of the greatest finds in my musical mind is a song which simply makes people happy. With this in mind, thank you, Carla, for showing to me a song which had me jumping around my bedroom, stomping my feet and grinning from ear to ear.

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is a Calgary based singer/songwriter. The more I hear of him, the more I'm wanting to call him Canada's Sufjan Stevens. Brilliantly combining blues vocals with simple, pleasing chords and elaborate, layered drums, MBF creates the kind of music that is perfect to lean back and listen to, cuddled up on the couch with your most comfortable blanket. Alternatively, you're more than welcome to wear your favorite rocketship underpants on the outside and skip gleefully down a street, singing at the top of your lungs.

Your call.

He's currently touring around western Canada with a full 30 person choir, and likely spreading smiles at every venue he graces.

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