Blogging Singin' Chicks Carnival
Well, I think there is a Blogging Chicks Carnival today. To find out for sure, check it out HERE. If there isn't, I'll just have my own little carnival and call it "Sing Along with Swampy." Actually, I was asked once to sing back up...they asked me to back way up from the microphone.
Cerealously, turn back the hands of time to the 1960's. Picture a young couple walking home together from the shopping center in a small Oklahoma town. The young man tries to impress the young lady who is a talented musician and is already composing songs.
He says, "You know the Beatles will never make it."
Have you ever heard, "Angels Among Us" by Alabama?" This song was written by Becky and Mr. Don Goodman. Whether you believe in angels or not, this song has found its place in the hearts of many, mine for sure ! The verse with the childrens' voices always gives me goose bumps. If you have not READ THIS STORY, about what that song did, it is well worth your time to read it now. Becky's has also written songs recorded by Conway Twitty, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Helen Reddy, John Anderson...just to name a few.
This is where the Youtube Screens would appear, but since I still don't know how to embed them, just click on the links above.
I have listened to Becky's music 'ever since' marrying the HansMans. Because the stories she tells with her words and music are about life in Oklahoma, life in general, the Viet Nam War (Time Stands Still), dancin' with strangers, Paris France, the Cherokee People, Johnny Cash, and on and on, I have continued to listen and love it for thirteen years. Stevie Nicks has a Becky Hobbs' sound and no one can burn up those keys like Becky. Her music is a combination of Honky Tonk, Rock-a-Billy, Western Swing, Beautiful Ballads, and just Good 'Ole Toe Tappin' Down Home Country.
I had the pleasure to meet Becky last summer at The Inn at Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. (the only skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) She was dressed to the nines and I was in my pajamas. What an impression I must have made on my husband's 'old flame.'
Moving along to present day.
Yup, that's Becky at our house poundin' those keys and makin' music like this place has never heard.
Duane Sciacqua, Becky's husband and guitarist.
He has toured with Glenn Frey (Eagles), played with Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Vince Gill, just to mention a few. He also produces songs for Becky.
Needless to say, it was a wonderful, music-filled two days. We could have listened forever. Thank you Becky and Duane for enriching our lives.
Question: Does anyone know who Duane is touring with now ?
Hint: He is the 2007 Academy of Country Music Best New Male Vocalist.
That is the topic of a post for next week. Stay tuned for more music.
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But a musician paints pictures on silence."
"I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hour, to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with the light of love."