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    Oh gorgeous! I love hearing her just on acoustic; what a great explanation.

    I stopped playing acoustic guitar in 1998 because I felt that there were so many stereotypes with women and acoustic guitars, so I have explored electric guitar ever since. However I have held resentment about this, that in order to avoid the assumptions of others, I’ve prevented myself from showing a side of myself that exists. I decided to take this opportunity with Amazon to fully engage with my own fear of vulnerability, my resistance to the stereotypes and expose a quieter side, so I wrote a love song on acoustic guitar.
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    Not sure if these are parts of new songs or improv but it's a lovely performance!

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    More new MBD!

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    My friends took me to a music festival in Antwerp for my birthday and though I had no idea who any of the artists were, I was pretty pumped as it was classical/baroque inspired, with all acoustic instruments. I had no idea who Shera Nova/My Brightest Diamond was, so didn't know what to expect. But, imagine this. The audience consisted of 20 people, Shera was about two feet away on a tiny stage (literally it just fit the 5 musicians), accompanied with a piano, wind instrument (don't remember what it was now), drum, and a harp. She had given the songs to the musicians just a few days earlier and there they were, performing these lush, gorgeous songs, her voice exquisitely classical, yet infused with honey and soul. The selection of 5 songs included one called If I Were Queen and it's the only one I could find in her discography, but there was a running theme in the songs. Each dealt with self-empowerment and lost love for oneself. With 20 people watching her, she performed each song directly to us, sang into our eyes and souls. It was without a doubt the most touching, intimate, beautiful concert I've been to. The fact I didn't know anything about her or the songs, made it extra special. Also, there's something very empathetic about her, the way she looked at each one of us with this motherly wisdom.
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