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Yesterday, I started off with videos of some of ┬ámy favorite musicians. Today, I’m going to continue that theme and highlight even more of my favorites!

I recently did an entry about Joe Bongiorno from Seattle, Washington. I came across his music on the web, and again, it was love at first listen. Not long ago, he invited fans to attend an online concert he and some of his fellows were holding at his home, and I was happy to get home from work just in time to attend. It was great fun, the music was superb, and it helped me get to the end of a busy work week. ┬áHere’s one of his great songs, “Tears Of Joy.” He’s actually performing the song from the same location he was in during his recent concert:

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Way To Go, Joe!

It’s been a while since I’ve highlighted my joys in music. Since I’ve just discovered a great musician who has a very interesting story, I thought I’d point him and his music out today.

I’ve mentioned previously how much I love piano music. There’s something very special about a person and an instrument making gorgeous music together. That’s not to say I don’t like bands or orchestras–I do! But in the last few years, I’ve come to appreciate music that has an “earnestness” to it. By that I mean, it isn’t just elevator music that trundles along with no purpose but to provide a background noise. No, this music has real feeling to it–it can make me swoon or dance or reflect on life in general.

Of course, the musicians I’ve listed previously include Jim Brickman, Jim Chappell and Bryce Miller, among others. But today, thanks to the Internet, I discovered a new favorite–Joe Bongiorno.

Now where I come from, in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a guy with that name would have to run a pizza parlor. And the pizza would taste great, too, by the way. Then, too, to look at a photo of Joe, one might think he resembles a fullback more than a musician, like he ought to tackle the piano instead of play it. But things don’t just end there. (And his story reminds me of my experience with my father as well.)

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MusicOne of the things I enjoy doing most is making my own “mixes” of music, and I usually do that by a theme. For instance, I have ten playlists of holiday/Christmas music, nine of pop songs I like, favorites of performers I particularly enjoy, Halloween and patriotic music.

It’s Raining Again is in my “Stormy/Rainy Weather” list. And as I write this, it is raining outside.

Currently, my favorite artists include Enya, Jim Brickman, Jim Chappell, Jon Schmidt, Mannheim Steamroller, David Lanz and Bryce Miller. I have always enjoyed what is now called “New Age,” so I listen to a lot of piano and vocal songs these days. I used to enjoy pop, but I don’t see many new songs I like by artists I prefer coming out these days. So I depend on the web and Facebook to keep me up to date on my guys and gals.

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