The Troubadour’s Road is very excited to announce the launch of the website. There will be tweaks and adjustments as we go, but it feels great to be writing music articles again. Music has always been my greatest means of communication, has been a staple in my life since I was young, and the music I listen to seems to define time periods of my life as I look back on them. I feel very fortunate to be able to share this music, and hope you enjoy the featured artists and songs as much as I do.
When ways were parted with the last music writing venture I gave myself 30 days to somehow get back into it. It was a lofty goal, and would not have been accomplished without the work of Tyler Lachaussie, who worked tirelessly to get this off the ground. He is a very talented guy, and I’m lucky enough to call him one of my best friends.
The website’s name came about in part by the influence of the artist that will be featured first on this site. Joe Purdy has a song called “Troubadour,” and I’ve always liked the definition of the word which states: (1) one of a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians often of knightly rank who flourished from the 11th to the end of the 13th century chiefly in the south of France and the north of Italy and whose major theme was courtly love and (2) a singer especially of folk songs. It has always intrigued me to know the road that the artist took to get to where they are, and to explore the road that they are currently on, so the “Road” reference sealed the deal with the name.
I will be featuring an artist and one of their songs each day, writing other features, as well as show reviews. The goal is to put some music out there that some of you may not have heard, or put something out there that you have already grown to love. Hopefully you’ll support the artists, check them out when they come to a venue near year, and get some ideas for a mixed CD or iTunes playlist.
I appreciate all the support and help as I embark on this next venture. I’m really happy to have this opportunity, and look to what lies ahead.‘Featured Artist,’ Joe Purdy, “Troubadour”