Thanks to all. Your responses are giving reasons to buy some more music!
Thanks for your posts. I am happy to say I have music from nearly all posted. I have enjoyed Stacy Kent on some NPR shows over the last few years.
I, and nobody, knows how things will play out over the next few years. So many small businesses that are vital to the arts, including music performance are....and I am so sorry to use this word,...dying.
Famous Blue Raincoat is, perhaps, my most played album and CD since its release. The songs of Leonard Cohen.
I have been lucky enough to have friends and relatives that bought the album/cd and now it is one of their favorites.
Well recorded enough to be a good "test" piece for evaluating components.....but simply well written songs done in superb fashion.
I had the pleasure of seeing Heart live and the Wilson sisters were in their prime and just nailed the performance. It was in an acoustically great performing arts center at a Big Ten school...quite a night. It was some time back, as their warm up/lead in act was The Little River Band. One of the best live events I have seen.
Perhaps my favorite live events were the three times I saw Jackson Browne.