RIGHT?! I immediately started investigating (reason #678 why I love the internet) and found out that it was Joe Purdy.
Joe! Where have you BEEN all my life?! I feel cheated! How has your music been out in the world for 9 years and I never knew?!?!
Well, I made up for the 25 years and one month that I didn't know his voice, and downloaded and bought almost everything he's ever sang and have been listening to it non-stop since.
His newest record came out in July. It's called "4th Of July." It's amazing. There is a song on it called, "The Ballplayer" I saw the title and I knew, without even listening to it yet, that I would love it. Well, ...I adore it. My eyes watered up the first time and every time I listen to it. Especially the very end. It reminds me of my brother. :)
"Don't let it slip away boys, cause they'll catch ya if you ain't looking. Keep your mitts up, and your caps down, at the ballpark." <3
Also a goodie:
His voice makes me consciously happy that somebody thought to invent a piano and sing with the sound that came out of it. Yes.