The voice is Karen Perls and it's pretty for sure, but for some inexplicable reason, it has something more. More. There is radiance and awe and a little fireflies worth of magic. Wistfulness and a soft ache. Even something a little exotic. And I'm not normally taken with music this delicate. There is such beauty in these simple songs, songs you and I already know, that if and when i'm in need of a musical glow these songs totally fulfill. Her husband Don is the guitarist. We can't know such things, but you get the sense there's is a peaceful home. And if these sorts of things matter to you, Sufjan is a fan. So is Joni Mitchell.
The Innocence Mission, "Over the Rainbow"
The Innocence Mission, "Once Upon a Summertime"
One of their "adult" songs of their own creation (loverly lyrics):
The Innocence Mission, "Tomorrow on the Runway" (from Befriended)
It all sounds like this, calming and soothing and gorgeous. The whole CD is available on eMusic, so you can go download it now, as your free 25 tracks if you are so inclined. And Daddy's, you got to hear the song "Bye-Lo."
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