I just love this part of what I do! Getting to see what your favorite songs were each month is always a happy thing. Krista again (at no. 1)! Well, I agree! That album Wilderness Plots is a compilation of Indiana songwriters and it’s a gem. I’ll put in a word here for Michael White who is also featured on the album. You all haven’t taken to his work as much as I have ~ I’ll admit his sound is a little unconventional ~ but give him another listen, ok?
It’s no surprise to see some of the big hitters in the singer/songwriter genre in the Top 20 again: Bill Morrissey at no. 4, Jack Williams at no. 8, Dougie MacLean at no. 12 and David Wilcox at no. 14 & 19. (Um-hm, I linked to David Wilcox’s MySpace page in order to wow you with my appearance in his Top 8. I have absolutely no idea how such a freak occurrence happened but there you go! J ) Folk/pop icon Bob Dylan squeezed onto the list at no. 20 with a classic tune and Dale Marsh, a favorite Second Life artist of mine (aka TallGuy Kidd) was voted in at no. 10 with a beautiful song about planting trees instead of housing developments.
Two of my very favorite San Diego artists are on the list, too! Gregory Page at no. 6 and Carlos Olmeda at no. 15 as well as the adorable and talented San Diego duo The Flimz at no. 11.
Thanks for voting! Thanks for listening!
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
1. Krista Detor ~ Aurora Means Dawn – Wilderness Plots
2. John Batdorf ~ Ain’t It Like Home ~ Home Again
3. Erik Balkey ~ Angel Says to Me ~ Deadpan Alley
4. Bill Morrissey ~ By the Grave of Baudelaire ~ Come Running
5. John Eddie ~ If You’re Here When I Get Back ~ KPRI Live Tracks Volume 2
6. Gregory Page ~ Foolish Words ~ Knife In My Chest
7. Brooker and Bullen ~ Here, Now ~ Reciprocity
8. Jack Williams ~ Hushabye ~ Laughing in the Face of the Blues
9. Syd ~ Back Home ~ Fault Lines
10. Dale Marsh ~ Johnny Appleseed’s Lament ~ No Turning Back
11. The Flimz ~ Final Note ~ The Flimz
12. Dougie MacLean ~ Mary Queen of Scots ~ Who am I
13. Marybeth D’Amico ~ Oblivion ~ Heaven, Hell, Sin & Redemption
14. David Wilcox ~ Good Man ~ Vista
15. Carlos Olmeda ~ A Devil Like Me ~ Sensitive Groove
16. Arlon Bennett ~ Be the Change ~ Summer’s Voice
17. Antje Duvekot ~ South ~ Big Dream Boulevard
18. Sara Softich ~ Pipe Dream ~ Pipe Dream
19. David Wilcox ~ Falling For It ~ Airstream
20. Bob Dylan ~ Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right ~ Lovesick
We are honored to be number 7 in your top 20 songs on Acoustic Pie Radio. We hope you explore the rest of our album, Reciprocity. I read your Dec. 2006 entry regarding rhyming. Check out our song “The Snake” for internal and tail rhyming! We loved making that album and are writing more songs for our next album. Would you like to be included on our e-mail list? Music is the universal language and it floats our souls. I bet you feel that way, too! Thanks so much for listening and we will be listening to Acoustic Pie.
Yours in music, Elena and Richard
Some info on Dougie MacLean’s festival – drop me a line if you want more info.
PERTHSHIRE AMBER- The Dougie MacLean Festival 2008
24th October – 2nd November 2008
‘Scotland’s Best Small Music Festival” The Scotsman
Dougie MacLean, internationally renowned songwriter and composer of Caledonia and music from ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ has developed an amazing and unique festival which shares with visitors from Scotland and abroad his inspiring music and showcases his musical friends in the very beautiful scenery of his native land,
The 10 day festival features international and Scottish musicians of the highest calibre. As well as Dougie MacLean performing solo, with his band and with a string ensemble, this year’s festival welcomes (to name a few!) the strikingly contemporary Celtic band Solas (USA), wonderful songwriter Benny Gallagher and Scotland’s favourite Deaf Shepherd.
The concerts are staged in a variety of wonderful venues from an iron age crannog on Loch Tay, to historic Blair Castle and Castle Menzies and atmospheric Dunkeld Cathedral to the Festival Theatre in Pitlochry.
Yet the Festival is so much more than the music concerts. There are workshops, walks, talks, open mic sessions and a Young Songwriter’s Showcase as well as Cabaret Amber (free early evening music).
Perthshire Amber is also a celebration of the history and culture of this unique county in the heart of Scotland, at a time of the year when Perthshire is ablaze with rich autumnal colour.