Last year's music scene was incredible. I had about 18 top albums that were (and are) solid musical efforts. Enough that I look at this year with a bit of skepticism. Not sure who else I like can release new music.
But my first new album of the year is rock solid. Kathleen Edwards has been one of my favorites since her first album (Failer) and her new one (Voyageur) shows her maturing into a first-rate songwriter. There are several amazing songs on this album, but here are a couple of great live versions. First, she joins with Sarah Harmer (another great voice) in House full of Empty Rooms
And this may be my favorite song--Soft Place to Land. Just gorgeous.