All posts tagged: acoustic guitar

Special Guest: Part 1 of Singer/Songwriter Matt Wertz

By Leslie Lindsay I am thrilled to welcome special guest singer/songwriter, Matt Wertz from Nashville, Tennessee.  While he may not realize it, his music has been very influential in my novel writing.  Feel like there’s a bit of a disconnect between writing a novel and writing music?  I beg to differ.  First, there’s the lyrics which represent a kind of story the musician wants to tell.  Then, the melody—which us writers may liken to the theme of our work.  Add in back-up singers, percussion, and other instruments—we’ll call them the supporting characters.  Finally, there’s the tedious work of orchestrating everything so it’s presented in a neat little package…a song, a book.  Now, let’s hear it from Matt! Leslie Lindsay: In watching some of your YouTube videos (‘Matt Wertz Live at Home’ are some of my favorites), I adore the friendly banter between you and your band mates.  Can you tell us who these guys are and how y’all became a band? Matt Wertz: “Sure! Mark Trussell (guitar), Josh Robinson (drums), and Gabe Scott (hammered dulcimer).  I …

In My Brain Today: “Acoustic Guitars and Dusky Vocals”

By Leslie Lindsay Lately I have been listening to one of my favorite music artists belt out the tunes.  I don’t know why, but the music of Colbie Caillat seems so full, rich, and well…autumnal.  Maybe it’s just the season that has got me duped thinking the music itself is also fall-like, but I kid you not, the music just feels like fall. I love her lyrics, her buttery sounding voice soothe over the words like a balm healing the broken-hearted soul.  She sings from experience, or so it seems.  I can clearly see the sunshine day, the boy she is gonna let go because he’s hooked on someone else….and the bestfriends who are lovers.  So, this disc (okay, not the disc, but the digital version)  has been spinning in my iPod-playing stereo for about a week non-stop.  It’s great background music and it sort of gives one the illusion that the music is one’s own personal soundtrack. So, I had to do a little cyber-stalking on Ms. Callait…here goes:  She was born Colbie Marie …