Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, December 2009

Hello, all!

We have a very well-rounded list of favorites to finish off the year:  A few big names like Damien Rice and Rosanne Cash, some stars out of the Boston singer/songwriter scene like Ellis Paul and Deb Talan of the Weepies, some premier Nashville artists (Abbie Gardner and Gretchen Peters), a healthy dose of stellar songwriters who have yet to find their big audience and the wonderful Nathan Welden representing San Diego’s singer/songwriter scene.

Listeners also showed a literary inclination this month by singling out Kelly Mulhollan of Still on the Hill (no. 10) and Kris Delmhorst (no. 14).  I love both of those albums, coincidentally similar in title and inspiration.  Kelly composed gorgeous, melody driven songs to the words of favorite poets such as William Blake and Langston Hughes and then wrapped the pieces in his intricate, lilting, acoustic arrangements.  Kris took more liberty with her favorite poems adapting verse by Walt Whitman, E. E. Cummings and others while also including some original works about literature such as this month’s no. 14 (a wonderful song) which describes Virgil’s deathbed.

Happy New Year!  As always, thanks for voting and thanks for listening!


Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie Radio
December 2009
Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1.  Abbie Gardner and Anthony da Costa ~ Better Days ~ Bad Nights / Better Days
2.  Gretchen Peters ~ Summer People ~ Burnt Toast and Offerings
3.  Damien Rice ~ 9 Crimes ~ 9
4.  The Weepies ~ All That I Want ~ Happiness
5.  Ellis Paul ~ Hurricane Angel ~ A Summer Night in Georgia
6.  Nathan Welden ~ One Step Closer to You ~ One Step Closer to You
7.  Ken Oak Band ~ Cold of December ~ Vienna to Venice
8.  Deb Talan ~ A Kinder Columbus ~ Sincerely
9.  Rachel Garlin ~ I Have, I Will ~ Bound to Be Mountains
10.  Kelly Mulhollan ~ The Garden of Love ~ Never Ending Conversation
11.  John Gorka ~ Wisheries ~ The Company You Keep
12.  Chuck E. Costa ~ When the City Comes ~ Where the Songs Come From
13.  Storyhill ~ What was Wrong ~ Reunion
14.  Kris Delmhorst ~ Strange Conversation ~ Strange Conversation
15.  John Zambricki ~ As Is ~ Zambricki
16.  Deb Talan ~ Rocks and Water ~ A Bird Flies Out
17.  Stacey Earle ~ If It Weren’t For You ~ Simple Gearle
18.  Rosanne Cash ~ If I Were A Man ~ 10 Song Demo
19.  Betty Soo ~ Never the Pretty Girl ~ Heat Sin Water Skin
20.  Syd ~ 6:45 ~ Week Days, Weak Knees


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