Carousel Ride With #musicthursdays

To go along with #photowednesdays, I thought I’d just get crazy and do #musicthursdays. Every Thursday I’ll try and share music I’ve been enjoying and hopefully you all will chime in with comments and what you’ve been grooving to lately, too.

I just discovered Rubblebucket thanks to the always-fantastic Tiny Desk Concerts via NPR. With their catchy, uplifting, fun tunes, and sometimes serious/inspiring lyrics, I was immediately hooked. I could also tell they really knew what they were doing. Between their multi-instrumentalism, harmonies, and rhythmic/melodic variety, there was a lot to enjoy and pull apart. Turns out the two leaders, Alex Toth (trumpet, flute, vocals, band leader) and Kalmia Traver (vocals, flute, saxophone), met as music majors at the University of Vermont, so there you go. Music geeks gone alt/mainstream and holding it down for all of us to enjoy. I really dig these guys and I hope you do too. Oh, and I have to say, I like these raw versions of their songs better than their polished recordings, but those are worth checking out too.