A couple of weeks ago, while visiting for an evening, Don and Kathleen loaned us their copy of a CD by their niece, Jessica Callahan. Several times, we had planned to listen to it but, until tonight, hadn't found the right moment.
From the first song to the last, we were quite literally blown away -- she is truly phenomenal. Why aren't we all aware of this woman, her beautiful music and her oh-so-obvious talent? Her thoughtful, very visual lyrics and perfect command of her voice exhibit an amazing maturity. Wow. I am in awe. You can hear her at her MySpace page, at http://www.myspace.com/jessicacallahanmusic.
I'm not sure how you can get a copy of the CD we listened to, titled Standing--her label for this release, Blindstick Records, is not online--but you should find a way. I would be very surprised if you have a reaction any less enthusiastic than my own.