That's my current favorite singer, Iris DeMent. Her songs stir my soul.
So, what is it about a singer/song writer that makes me want to meet them after I've heard them sing?
Cliff doesn't understand it; he says he wouldn't walk across the street to see any of them.
I will admit I was disillusioned by George Jones... not just once, but twice. Back when he was "no-show Jones", we went to see him at the Missouri State Fair. You could tell he was only going through the motions. I wanted to give him one more chance, so we went to see him at a local casino a couple of years ago. He was STILL only going through the motions. Not only that, but he really can't sing that well these days.
Not all the singers I love are like that. Cliff and I have seen Moe Bandy at Branson, and he seems to appreciate his fans.
Travis Tritt put on a good show in Kansas City, and I felt the money we spent to see him, live, was well spent (don't ask Cliff about it, though).
So why do I want to see them all in person?
I wish I knew.
Lately I've been listening to the music of Iris DeMent. She lives in Kansas City, part of the time.
Why do I want to meet her? What on earth would I have to say to her anyhow, if we met?
"I love your music"? "I listen to your singing every day."
Somehow I don't think she'd care. Don't all of her fans say the same thing?
When I hear a song that touches my soul, why do I feel I need to meet the singer?
Can someone tell me?