Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, October 2009

October 31, 2009

That Weepies song in the no. 1 spot is so, so sweet.  And since Deb Talan is singing that track, it means that listeners have singled out five ladies for the top five spots in the Top 20 this month.

Putnam Smith (no. 16)  is a newcomer to my ear and to Acoustic Pie and I’m liking him very much.  Such a charming voice and style.  You’ll find four of his songs from that album in the current rotation on the Pie.

The talented and gorgeous Sara Petite (no. 15) and the fabulous songwriter/guitarist Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek (no. 8) are representing San Diego songwriters this month along with new local resident Lafe (no. 9) and The Flimz (no. 18).   San Diego music lovers have something else to cheer about as well:  Krista Detor (no. 3), a longtime favorite of Acoustic Pie listeners, is coming to San Diego on Nov. 14 opening for another Acoustic Pie artist Peter Mulvey at AMSD.  Um hm ~ I’ll be there!  Hope to see some of you!

Thanks for reading (and listening and voting)!


Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie
October 2009

Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1.  The Weepies ~  Gotta Have You ~  Say I Am You
2.  Rosanne Cash ~  Take My Body ~  10 Song Demo
3.  Krista Detor ~  A Red Bowl ~  Mudshow
4.  Kristen Hall ~  Nothing ~  Be Careful What You Wish For
5.  Ingrid Michaelson ~  Lady In Spain ~  Be OK
6.  Tim O’Brien ~  Circles Around You ~  Odd Man In
7.  Still on the Hill ~  Take Me to the Other Side ~  Ozark: A Celebration in Song
8.  Sean Watkins ~  Hello…Goodbye ~  Blinders On
9.  Lafe ~  Praying for Rain ~  Am I Gone
10.  Girlyman ~  St. Peter’s Bones ~  Joyful Sign
11.  Girlyman ~  Carols At Christmas ~  Joyful Sign
12.  Chris Kokesh ~  Real as a Dream ~  I Never Knew
13.  Stephen Kellogg ~  Such a Way ~  Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
14.  SONiA ~  Gangsters of Love ~  No Bomb is Smart
15.  Sara Petite ~  Gypsy Friend ~  Tiger Mountain
16.  Putnam Smith ~  Coming Out of the Gray ~  Goldrush
17.  Jakob Dylan ~  This End of the Telescope ~  Seeing Things
18.  The Flimz ~  In My Mind ~  The Flimz
19.  Tim O’Brien ~  Like I Used To Do ~  Odd Man In
20.  Syd ~  Back Home ~  Fault Lines 

Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, September 2009

October 3, 2009


Several favorite San Diego songwriters made the Top 20 list this month.   Sara Petite’s work (at no. 1 this month) is charming and rootsy ~ I’m so glad you all are enjoying her.   If you still haven’t “discovered” San Diego’s troubadour-in-residence Gregory Page, that album (no. 13) is a wonderful place to start.   And Jakob Martin’s “Providence” (no. 15) ~ what a sweet song!   San Diego artists make up less than 10% of the Acoustic Pie rotation so it’s  a testament to the talent this town lays claim to that so many make the Top 20 each month.

Thanks for voting for your favorite songs!  And, as always, thanks for listening!


Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie
September 2009
Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1.  Sara Petite ~ Gypsy Friend ~ Tiger Mountain
2.   Emily Kurn ~ If I Am an American ~ Things Change
3.   Syd ~ Back Home ~ Fault Lines
4.  Ingrid Michaelson ~ The Chain ~ Be OK
5.  Krista Detor ~ Waterline ~ Cover Their Eyes
6.  Emily Kurn ~ Symphony ~ I’m Just Like You
7.  Tracy Chapman ~ Telling Stories ~ Telling Stories
8.  Stephen Kellogg ~ Such a Way ~ Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
9.   Helgi Hrafn Jonsson ~ Ashes Away ~ Aska
10.  Tracy Chapman ~ Baby Can I Hold You ~ Hear Music XM Radio Sessions Vol 1
11.  Kim Beggs ~ J’ai Besoin des Nuages ~ Wanderer’s Paean
12.   The Weepies ~ Gotta Have You ~ Say I Am You
13.  Gregory Page ~ Bumble Bees & Me ~ All Make Believe
14.   Kesang Marstrand ~ Bodega Rose ~ Bodega Rose
15.  Jakob Martin ~ Providence ~ Masking the Mirror
16.  K. C. Clifford ~ My Smile ~ Pockets Full of Hope
17.  The Weepies ~ All That I Want ~ Happiness
18.  Syd ~ Here’s a Love Song ~ Week Days, Weak Knees
19.  Jonathan Byrd ~ Coyote ~ The Law and the Lonesome
20.  Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova ~ Falling Slowly ~ Once (Collector’s Edition)

NOTE:  Links to all Acoustic Pie artists’ websites can be found on the Artists page at Acoustic Pie!