Touched by an angel – Austin Criswell

I’ve always loved music.  As a writer, it’s a necessity in my life.  It inspires me, comforts me, lifts me and cries with me.  Very few musicians touch the core of my soul.  Elvis Presley, John Denver, Carrie Underwood and James Taylor are four singers that capture the very heart of me when I hear them sing.  There is something about their voices that tug at my heartstrings.  I could get lost in their voices, their music for hours and never regret a moment.

Thanks to Amy at TBNRanch, I just discovered singer and guitarist, Austin Criswell, who makes me feel the same way.  I don’t know anything about this guy except that when I just heard this version of Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love, my soul almost wept.  Austin’s voice crawled deep within me and stays there still.

Thank you, Amy for introducing me to Austin.  This is such a beautiful version of Dylan’s song.  Your post came along at a vital point in my W.I.P., and the words completely echo what my David wants, but can’t say, to Charlotte.  I had forgotten about this song, and if David could sing, I would give him Austin’s voice.

Hit play, close your eyes, and listen.  When over, let me know what you think.

18 thoughts on “Touched by an angel – Austin Criswell

  1. I love your voice Austin Criswell. Beautiful. Enjoying your music with my family. Best of Luck!!!!! Love, Lourdes Torres Fuster


  2. This is an amazing version of this song. I was shocked when I first heard the Adele version that I had never heard this song before. And I would’ve never thought I would hear a better version than hers! But this is right up there. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Thanks for sending the link. Gosh I love that song! There is a Josh Kelly version playing in the background right now. Hey, I just noticed you tweeted about my annoying word post. Thanks! Awesomeness! Tee hee.


    1. I’ve heard Adele’s version of this song but I think Austin blows it out of the water. I can’t stop listening to it. I even have pictures in my mind of my David sitting in the rain singing this, wishing and longing he could reveal his true feelings for Charlotte, but he can’t, and he doesn’t know why he can’t, only that it’s ‘wrong’. I might add this in at some point. Then again, it may be one of those things the author knows about the character but never makes its way into the novel.

      I’ll have to find Brook’s version of the song. See if it’s tear-worthy like this version.


  4. Goosebumps. And my blog post today aside, this did literally give me goosebumps and brought a tear to my eye. I forgot about how beautiful the song is. Sigh. Lovely.


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