I’ve been looking for some new music lately and asked my friends on twitter for some recommendations. That’s when @jessluther came to the rescue. She gave me some really good recommendations and now I’m going to pass them along to you. I’m posting three songs by two artists. I will give a few words of warning about the artists though: you might not like them at all. In fact, when I first started listening I wasn’t sure what to make of them, but the longer I listened the more I enjoyed the music. Listen and enjoy.

The first two songs are by Brett Dennen. He is described as a folk/pop singer-songwriter from Oakdale, California. He has been compared to Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Jack Johnson, James Taylor, and Wynonna Judd.

Ain’t Gonna Lose You
[audio:11-Aint-Gonna-Lose-You.mp3]

Make You Crazy (Featuring Femi Kuti)
[audio:http://pieceofshep.com/audio/02-Make-You-Crazy.mp3]

The last song is by Sean Hayes. Sean Hayes’ musical sensibilities defy easy categorization. He’s considered a masterful songwriter and fingerpicker, playing everything from guitar to banjo to mandolin.

Hip Kids
[audio:http://pieceofshep.com/audio/04-hip-kids.mp3]