Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lindy Kerby: Mother, Singer, Songwriter

Let me tell you about a great music website by a valued friend and sometime collaborator of mine, Lindy Kerby. It's a wonderful resource because she allows all of her beautiful piano solo and vocal compositions and arrangements to be downloaded and used free of charge. If you are ever looking for that special musical number for sacrament meeting, a fireside, or any other spiritual event, you will want to visit her here.

Even though Lindy and I have written several songs together, we've never met in person. She lives in Utah, and we were actually hooked up by Janice Kapp Perry, who thought we might make a good team. At this time of year, you may be interested in one of the pieces we've written together: a Mother's Day vocal called "Blessed Am I."

Lindy has more children than you can shake a stick at (7, I believe...and counting?), but she doesn't let her dedication to all things family discourage her from fulfilling her musical dreams and ambitions. I think she is an amazing role model for young mothers, one who does seem to find many colors of joy in her very hectic journey.

Go pay Lindy a visit. I think you will enjoy her as much as I do.



Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

She sounds just wonderful! I will have to check her out!

jen said...

People who compose always inspire my admiration. Her music has such a spirit, doesn't it?
And your lyrics were tender and sweet. Thanks.

karen said...

I downloaded the sheet music to "Blessed Am I" - can't wait to get it home and hear/play it! She will be a good resource in the future - thanks for the info!

karen said...

And I meant to say "Beautiful lyrics" too. My fingers got in a hurry, as is usual these days. I need to slow down and take a breath! You're such a good writer, Sue!

Robert Brault said...

Sue, your lyrics here give meaning to the word "lyrical." It appears that there is much about Susan Noyes Anderson that I have to catch up on.


Joy For Your Journey said...

What a beautiful song! I loved the words. They were so touching. Thanks for sharing that.

KC Mom said...

Seriously Sue...what can't you do? You write lyrics for songs too???
Hey...thanks for the tip about blogs...I tried it and it works fabulously! Off to check out your friend. :)

Darlene said...

You are lucky to have such a talented person to collaborate with. I wish I could hear your Mother's Day song instead of just looking at the music, which I am going to do as soon as I finish this comment. I think though, that the next time you go to Utah you should look her up and meet her in person. She sounds like an extraordinary person.

Snarky Belle said...

Thanks for gettin me all teary tonight. I am sitting here trying to find the right words for you my friend. I am just shaking my head. I can't find them. You just never cease to amaze a good way. ;)

Jess said...

She is amazing- and works with a pretty cool song-writer(?). I love that her downloads are free!

Jill said...

I went to her website this morning and I was immediately swept away by her music!

Sue said...

Lindy is a talented and generous artist. She shares her gifts so freely, and I admire that.

I'm reminded of the Joni Mitchell song, "For Free." Have you ever heard it? It's a favorite of mine.

"I slept last night in a good hotel
I went shopping today for jewels
The wind rushed around in the dirty town
And the children let out from the schools
I was standing on a noisy corner
Waiting for the walking green
Across the street he stood
And he played real good
On his clarinet, for free

"Now me I play for fortunes
And those velvet curtain calls
I've got a black limousine
And two gentlemen
Escorting me to the halls
And I play if you have the money
Or if you're a friend to me
But the one man band
By the quick lunch stand
He was playing real good, for free

"Nobody stopped to hear him
Though he played so sweet and high
They knew he had never
Been on their T.V.
So they passed his music by
I meant to go over and ask for a song
Maybe put on a harmony...
I heard his refrain
As the signal changed
He was playing real good, for free"

That song has always made me think. We don't own our talents; they are gifts...and sometimes, we need to share them "for free."

Because that's how we got them.

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