Wednesday, July 7, 2010

No Holiday When It Feels This Way

In recent news, I have become absolutely enamored by the songs of Peter Lerman as of late. Lerman is the recent recipient of the 2010 Jonathan Larson award, and from the sound of his music, it was well-deserved. There is definitely a pop sensibility in many of these tunes, but are grounded in hints of history and nostalgia. The energy is easy to get lost in -- and I have been spending a lot of time doing so. Watch his concert at the Kennedy Center here and be sure to check out the music at his website. Here are some of my favorites:

Steven Booth singing "Netherlands Carillon":

Peter Lerman himself singing "How to Write a Song":

Matt Doyle singing "No Holiday":

Brandon Victor Dixon singing "Washington to New York":

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