What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?



I was reminded of the song Whiskey for Breakfast by Bret Blackshear recently while reading fellow blogger Jack Shalom‘s blog. Years ago, during some of my more stressful periods at work, I would listen to the song on repeat while walking to the office. It never failed to make me feel at least a little bit better.

Blackshear’s music is a wonderful mix of Celtic and bluegrass, and I find it absolutely impossible to sit still when it’s playing. Back when I was playing it on my way to work, I had to pay close attention to what I was doing; if I wasn’t careful, I would catch myself skipping! Blackshear sings on some of his tracks, but while he has a perfectly nice voice, I most enjoy the purity of his instrumentals. They are once again doing wonders to soothe me, and between the election, the recent threats to same-sex marriage, and starting a new career during COVID, I need all the help I can get!

Though he doesn’t seem to have much of an online presence, you can still follow Bret Blackshear on Facebook and on YouTube.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Rediscovery

  1. Hi – coming back to enjoy the other is gs later – and whiskey for breakfast had such an upbeat and clean playing kind of feel
    So nice to hear some sweet guitar playing today Donna – thx

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  2. I’m thinking fancy foot work here. River dance or mountain clog.

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  3. My mind went straight to “Whiskey for my Men and Beer for my Horses….. This music is wonderful, Donna. I could see why you would be skipping! Reminds me of Celtic Fiddle Festival, which I love!

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  4. Just what I needed this Sunday afternoon. All of it is good music. Got my toes taping. Hal

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  5. I love it! Thanks for sharing, I am always up for discovering new music, he reminds me of the legend David Grisman!

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  6. Thanks for this, Donna. Over the years you’ve introduced me to some of my favorite musicians.

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