‘Spot light on a Song’
Hello music fans!! Wow…time flies. And I apologize for going off the grid the past few weeks. But it happens. And fortunately for good reasons as I’ve been successfully writing new gems myself! You never know when inspiration will present itself. And when you have the time to embrace it, it can be very powerful….and successful.
So today I introduce you to Ivan & Alyosha. Also known as I&A, they are a folk-pop, indie, rock band from where else….. Seattle, Washington, formed in 2007 with the current members, Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary.
The band derives its name from two characters of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s masterwork The Brothers Karamazov. The two characters hold opposite views of the world, Ivan believing that because “all things are permitted” i.e. sin, that God is dead. Alyosha on the other hand contends that all things are not permitted, and that this is evidence of God’s existence. This is a [classic] clash of logical integrity, as both brothers have logically valid arguments, but only one can be right. But don’t be confused….they are anything but a Christian Rock Band.
Ivan & Alyosha was first nationally recognized by NPR, and was highlighted in NPR’s All Songs Considered SXSW 2010 preview, and were named one of NPR’s top 100 of SXSW. NPR’s Song of the Day also featured Ivan & Alyosha, along with a review of their single “Easy to Love” putting them on the map. They are music to my ears, and hopefully yours! Enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend.
Strum a little….