Seeing a songwriter’s name appear twice the Top 20 list for a month is always a nice opening for me to talk a bit about them. Putnam Smith, for example, (at no. 5 and 9), is a new artist for me. He was kind enough to submit his album Goldrush to Acoustic Pie for screening and I just fell in love with it. It makes me happy whenever I hear his voice come on the Pie. I’m glad to see that listeners feel the same way.
I first heard Dale Marsh (no. 4) when checking out the live music scene in the virtual world of Second Life. Love the voice, love the songwriting. Go buy his CD at CD Baby. I think you’ll like it, too. I stumbled across him in a cartoon world but Dale is The Real Thing.
Two of the songwriters I discovered at the Sisters Folk Festival in 2008 were voted into the Top 20 this month: Chris Kokesh (no. 10) and Noah Gundersen (no. 20). Sisters has to be one of the best run and most pleasant festivals I’ve been to and I’m looking forward to returning again in September 2010 and maybe have the pleasure of catching these two Oregon locals again.
Thank you, so much, everyone, for listening and for voting for your favorites!
Top 20 Songs
Acoustic Pie Radio
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
1. Girlyman ~ Everything’s Easy ~ Somewhere Different Now
2. Ingrid Michaelson ~ The Way I Am ~ Be OK
3. Melissa McClelland ~ Picture Postcard ~ Stranded in Suburbia
4. Dale Marsh ~ Santa Fe September ~ No Turning Back
5. Putnam Smith ~ Coming Out of the Gray ~ Goldrush
6. Kesang Marstrand ~ Bodega Rose ~ Bodega Rose
7. K. C. Clifford ~ My Smile ~ Pockets Full of Hope
8. Jakob Dylan ~ Evil is Alive and Well ~ Seeing Things
9. Putnam Smith ~ I Think It’s Almost Summertime ~ Goldrush
10. Jonathan Byrd ~ Radio ~ The Waitress
11. The Dahls ~ Lie to Me ~ The Dahls
12. Chris Kokesh ~ Real as a Dream ~ I Never Knew
13. Antje Duvekot ~ Vertigo ~ The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer
14. Patty Griffin ~ Burgundy Shoes ~ Children Running Through
15. Stephen Fearing ~ Love Only Knows ~ Yellowjacket
16. Arlo Guthrie with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra ~ Darkest Hour ~ In Times Like These
17. Amber Rubarth ~ Unfinished Art ~ New Green Lines
18. The Weepies ~ Jolene ~ Happiness
19. Tom Kimmel ~ Why Pretend ~ Light Of Day
20. Noah Gundersen ~ Brand New World ~ Brand New World