Monday, August 31, 2015

Music Monday- I Can't Make You Love Me by Mike Reid

I just returned from a songwriting workshop in Nashville, taught by Jonatha Brooke.  It was so great- So great, in fact, that it's my first day back, and I'm in a bit of a funk as I'm sliding back into the minutiae of everyday life.

The workshop wasn't just taught by Jonatha though.  She had a little help from some very impressive people.  And my very favorite was Mike Reid.  I'm sort of embarrassed to say I didn't even know who he was until a few days ago.  He wrote "I Can't Make You Love Me", which was made famous by Bonnie Raitt.  He's also written loads of other great songs, made famous by others. He was so funny, open and honest, and he made each attendee there feel important and worthy.  Not only a superb songwriter and musician, but just the nicest guy.

Of course I'm choosing his version of "I Can't Make You Love Me" for this Music Monday.  The mood of the song is perfect for today... I'm feeling weepy~a little sad the workshop has come to an end.  So enjoy this---  I'll write about the workshop in upcoming posts.


Kelly Warren said...

How exciting! Love me some Bonnie Raitt. And I love Jonatha! I met her at the Serendipity Art Retreat about two years ago. She sang for us as well as did some snippets of her "My Mother Has Four Noses" show. Such a treat. Hope you are doing well!

Kerri said...

kelly!!! i'm so glad you're familiar with who she is. i just adore her music, and getting to know her a little over the weekend, i can say she's also a pretty cool person. i'm so glad the bubble didn't burst. lol. thank you so much for leaving me the note! i LOVED reading that- hope you're doing great.