I am listening to a new-to-me piano artist and her music is beautiful. This CD is called Porcelain.
I know it looks like the top of the plastic cover is broken, but it isn’t. Apparently they wanted the cover to look perhaps like broken porcelain?
The artist is Helen Jane Long. In Porcelain, there is a bit of cello by another musician, as well as some guitar and violin. But it’s just the right amount to create a moody ambiance to her piano music.
From Her Website:
Helen Jane Long has a very signature sound yet remains undefinable. The impact of her piano music on the world is evident by the fact that Helen Jane Long is the highest streaming female pianist and composer in the world.
Born and raised in Hampshire, Helen was playing piano by ear aged four.
Her ability to recreate the sound she heard quickly became one of the cornerstones of her composing career as she taught herself to play many instruments in quick succession.
In 2006, three days after sending in a demo to Warner music, she was offered a record deal and released her first album, “Porcelain” (2007).
What I’m Reading:
I’m reading “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. The book swings back and forth between 1939 and the current day.
A family of children is swept up by the notorious Georgia Tann, an American child trafficker.
It is heart-wrenching.
(July 18, 1891 – September 15, 1950) was an American child trafficker who operated the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, an adoption agency in Memphis, Tennessee.
Yes, this ugly truth did in fact happen.
Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth.
As I’m reading this book, I wonder how close I actually came to being part of all that when I was six weeks of age. Read more about that here.
What I’m Watching:
A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.
No. of episodes: 44 (list of episodes) No. of seasons: 4
What are you listening to, reading and watching?