Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Piano Guys!

We all need a little fun and entertainment in our lives. Too bad that so much of what passes for entertainment these days is vulgar, often bordering on the obscene. Rather than striving for excellence (which is too much like hard work, after all), many of today's performers utilize shock value to get noticed and play to the baser instincts of modern society. Fortunately, this is not the case with the fantastic group of talented musicians known as The Piano Guys.

Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello) and Jon Schmidt (Piano) 

The Piano Guys is a musical group consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. The group features piano and cello music in a style that is difficult to describe. It is a very creative, inventive style that mixes classical, pop, and folk music, with maybe a little hip-hop thrown in on occasion. Like I said, it is difficult to describe their style. Their music and videos often are inspired by pop-culture, such as their Star Wars parody Cello Wars, and their Mission Impossible collaboration with Lindsey Stirling.

Not only is their music excellent, but their videos are really creative, very well-done, and extremely fun to watch. Check out their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePianoGuys to enjoy their videos.

They currently have four albums out:

The Piano Guys (2012)

The Piano Guys 2 (2013)

A Family Christmas (2013)

Wonders (2014)

Best of all, their performances are not only fun, but wholesome entertainment that can be enjoyed by all ages. Their CDs make great gifts for all ages, and for the entire family.

The YouTube video for their heart-warming rendition of The Charlie Brown Melody is below. You can follow The Piano Guys on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PianoGuys. Their website is http://thepianoguys.com/.

Charlie Brown Medley - ThePianoGuys 


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