Blue Sky Riders: Music For The Rest Of Us

by Ilene Angel
Sure, I can mix it up with the best of the kids out there and quote you Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift lyrics. And I have enough discernment not to confuse Michael Bublé for Frank Sinatra. But who’s speaking for me — the person who can appreciate all of that, but doesn’t really resonate with any of it fully? Where’s the new music for grownups?

Until now, we have been relegated to oldies concerts with perpetual re-releases of the same songs we already know — not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just that it’s not enough. I want to be excited about something new, the kind of songs that make me feel understood and hopeful instead of merely wistful, the kind of songs that make you call your friends and say, “You’ve got to hear this song!”

Enter Blue Sky Riders, a group comprised of Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr, and Georgia Middleman. It stands to reason that it would take an already established star to courageously lead the rest of us to a new frontier of music that reflects both the life we have lived and the dreams we have yet to. It’s a bold move to start over in a business that would have us believe that life ended at thirty.

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