Can you believe March is almost over. For new releases it is as this the last one of the month and do we have a lot for you with well over 25 releases for you to check out. We cover the entire range of music I am guessing with this batch of releases. I have one that I am really excited about and another that is 20th Anniversary Edition that I am excited to explore again. Those two are first up and marked in Blue. Let me know which ones you want to hear first and what I might have missed so everyone can know about it. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the list. I hope you all have a wonderful, music-filled weekend!!!
Smith/Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen – (BMG Rights Mgmt): First up is Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs) and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden). What a cool combination of guitar players. These guys will battle it out on guitar and on vocals. That is enough for me. I have not heard anything yet, but I know I want to so that is why it will be first up today on my list to play.
3 Doors Down – The Better Life (20th Anniversary Edition) – (Republic Records): I can’t believe it has been 20 years since this release, it is insane. By far, I think their best release and it is time to celebrate with a couple of unreleased tracks and some demos. That is all I want in an anniversary release…well maybe a live show from the tour would be good.
For My Sunday Song #166, we are discussing “Stones Under Rushing Water” by Needtobreathe. The song is off their 2009 album “The Outsiders” and it shows the softer side of the band. The album was really the bands big break and ended up getting them noticed by Taylor Swift and the band opened for her on tour for a large number of shows. I had found the band from the beginning so there growing success was no surprise to me.
The song is a really simple song lyrically. It talks about how fast life passes us by and it will be gone before you know it. He is telling you to slow things down, take it all in and cherish every moment. It also seems to be about a relationship that has drifted apart and the spark has left them. They need to stop long enough to remember what they had and find that spark again. Either interpretation is right as you can make up your own mind on what it means to you.
Musically, the song is an acoustic track and one of the first duets the band has done. Sara Watkins from the band Nickel Creek accompanies Bear Rinehart on vocals. Her voice is so delicate and beautiful and compliments his vocals quite nicely. She brings that extra layer of sadness and heartbreak to the song. There is no guitar solo, but Bear does a harmonica solo that adds a whole new layer of melancholy to the song. All in all, it is quite a beautifully sad song.