I am always looking for new music. I find it everywhere – my friends’ recommendations, opening bands, commercials, TV shows, iTunes, TheSixtyOne.com, Pandora. Lately, my new favorite place to find new tunes has been a YouTube Channel that I stumbled across a few months ago – BalconyTV.
This freakin’ channel is insane. It’s basically a bunch of live, mostly acoustic music videos filmed on balconies around the world – New York, Dublin, Toronto, Edmonton, Austin, London, Hamburg, Paris, Auckland, Nashville and a billion other places. I cannot stop watching it. They upload four or five videos a day, and there’s SO MUCH good music. So many of these acts are so new they don’t even have records available for purchase yet! Some of the acts sing in other languages, and sometimes they’re just visiting the country in which they are playing and it’s a mad little game of the announcer speaking a language I can’t understand, and then the band singing in English. My favorites that I’ve found there so far have been Jay Sparrow and Matt Landry and the Dryland Band. And just today, I’ve heard the band that could be my newest love…Mighty Oaks (video below, harmonies are RIDICULOUS!).
I don’t know who Stephen O’Regan is to BalconyTV, but his name is on the YouTube Channel. If he’s the genius that thought up this idea, my little musical heart thanks him a million times over. And hey, if you ever want to start a Charlotte, North Carolina BalconyTV, I’ll be happy to help out!
If you’re a music lover, you’ve got to check out BalconyTV. I hope you become as addicted as I am.