I listen to a lot of music. Like everyone else, I have my favorite artists or tunes and sometimes they come and go. One artist that has remained a favorite of mine through thick and thin is Kasey Chambers. I seriously love everything she does. Her sound is definitely Americana, which amuses me since she's an Aussie. (I suppose I should really say her sound is Roots Music.) Chambers has a loyal following here in the US but nothing compared to Australia. She has won multiple ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards) and continues to have strong commercial success.
A new Kasey Chambers album is always a treat. Her latest album, Little Bird, was released in the US last fall. Chambers lends her distinctive rootsy vocals, that range from little-girlish to outright infectious, to the 14 tracks. Along with Chambers you will find a host of awesome guest singers, including Patty Griffin, Chamber's husband Shane Nicholson and her father, Bill Chambers, fellow Aussies, Kevin Bennett and Missy Higgins, who is featured on background vocals on the featured song, "Beautiful Mess".
This is a sweet song and the video is visually cheery. Be sure to watch until the very end. If you are a fan of Lucinda Williams or maybe Patsy Cline, check out Kasey Chambers. Let me know what you think.
So send me to the grave with the age old question
How to get into this beautiful mess
And it was never my intention never my style
Everything about you was worth my while
I'm linking this post of two fun sites that feature Sunday music: 5 Minutes Just for Me and Do I Really Wanna Blog?