With winter here I figured I would share 5 of my favorite CD's for sipping hot cocoa in front of a crackling fireplace...
Alan Jackson: Like Red On A Rose -If all country music were more like this, fewer people would be ashamed to say they like it.
Amos Lee: Amos Lee - Silky-smooth, and oh so gentle.
Dirty Three: Cinder - Instrumental jazz trio, beautiful and simple.
Over the Rhine: Drunkard's Prayer - Thoughtful and emotion grabbing.
Ray LaMontagne: Trouble - Heartfelt and mellow folk/acoustic.
Matthew Smith (of Indelible Grace) is streaming his new CD, All I Owe, for free. Great way to check out Matthew's great worship stuff. Also keep up with his blog and myspace.
Here's a list of some music blogs (via Kevin Cawley). Cawley also pointed to NPR's Listener's Pick CD's of the year and KEXP's top 10 or 11 best debut CD's. I'll probably be giving my best of the year in a couple of weeks.