The Dirt Is Red!

oh… and what's a grit?

Do something creative, like these guys!

If you find yourself with energy, especially an overwhelming amount of it, and you have no idea where to put it… Consider putting it into creating something creative and maybe even beautiful, like these guys did!

Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

Real Music: Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

If songwriting is your thing, this album is worth checking out. I like this music and want to support the great artist who created it!

The Weather Below

Real Music: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – The Weather Below

If you haven’t heard of these guys yet, consider this your formal introduction. With Arleigh Kincheloe and her voice out front, any band is going to be amazing. But these guys are just good, top to bottom, and it makes that special band meets vocals meets genre meets timing mix. Great stuff, check it out, buy…

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Real Music: Zelda’s Field Theme

There’s really not a ton I’m going to be able to say about how awesome this with that would make people change their opinion. If you’re a fan of Zelda, or music, you’re likely to appreciate this.

Snarky Puppy

Real Music: Snarky Puppy – Thing of Gold

This isn’t the first time I’ve featured these guys for their contribution to real music. If you’re into progressive or jam bands and you don’t know about Snarky Puppy yet you’re doing it wrong. These guys recently won a Grammy for “Best R&B Performance” for their song, “Something” which features Lalah Hathaway and they’ve spent…

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Real Music: Improptu Henri Herbert

Would you recognize amazing music if you met it on the street? It’s a question I’ve asked before, although admittedly I can no longer find my own post about it. I know if I’d been one of the people in this video not playing the piano I would have made a bigger deal about the…

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Jimmy Herring Band

Real Music: Jimmy Herring Band

It never hurts when a member of the band is from your town, but even without Matt being from Birmingham this is just a bad jam.

Iron Horse

Real Music: Iron Horse Covers Rocketman

Covers are hit or miss for me, especially ones I like as much as Rocketman. But Bluegrass is amazing when done right, and the song is amazing when done right, so I’m digging this one.

Valentina Lisitsa

Real Music: Valentina Lisitsa

Did you know that Beethoven intended many of his pieces to be played far faster than we’re used to hearing them? The guy was metal before there was metal to be metal’d. This video shows one of his pieces being played at the intended tempo. After seeing this you may have a better idea of…

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