Photo Shuffle-Little Sparrow

I pressed play on my Ipod and this is what I heard…Little Sparrow, By Leyla McCalla *

Hello readers, and welcome to my first music post of the new year! I have been working on ideas for some new posts to share soon.  In the meantime though I figured it would be good to start off with a Photo Shuffle to get myself back to writing  again after a Holiday break.  So lets  get back to some more music!

I am particularly thrilled at the choice my Ipod came up with today. One of the albums I bought recently (got to love those Holiday gift cards!) is the stunning new album by singer and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla. Like many, I first became aware of her a few years back when she was a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Some of you may remember me writing about another member of that group, Rhiannon Giddens in this post last year. Since leaving the group she has released two solo albums-Vari-Colored Songs (a tribute to Langston Hughes) and most recently, the sublime A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey. Continue reading “Photo Shuffle-Little Sparrow”