However, on a whim while in Hawaii, I picked up a copy of Brittni Paiva’s “Four Strings: The Fire Within.”
And I’m enchanted.
Back at my office job today, listening to this CD is helping me not fall victim to tropical depression. Paiva’s playing is immaculate and the renditions are lovely. I’m particularly enamored of the “Somewhere over the Rainbow” cover, which is sparse and delicate, as well as a song called “Hour of the Lamps” that is vaguely Spanish-sounding.
Paiva is apparently 21 years old and produced her own CD, so that’s awesome too. I’m always a fan of young artists taking on established instruments and styles. (Which is probably why I love Nickel Creek so hard.)
If ukulele is your thing – or, if you don’t know if it’s your thing – this CD would be a great thing to check out. I’ll be listening to it all day, most assuredly.