July 31, 2011
How fun to see Peter Bradley Adams voted into the top spot on this month’s Top 20. I saw him open for Griffin House this month here in San Diego and it was a wonderful show. I have lots of Peter’s work in the stream; I love his sound and his acoustic arrangements. Griffin is promising an acoustic album soon. I’ll look forward to sharing more of his songs with you.
Do you know who the Court Yard Hounds are (at no. 3)? That’s 2/3 of the Dixie Chicks. The two sisters Emily & Martie wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on their debut album and it’s a beauty.
Three favorite San Diego songwriters made the list: Jordan Reimer (no. 6), Carlos Olmeda (no. 7) and Angela Correa (no. 9).
Thanks for listening! Thanks for voting!
Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
1. Peter Bradley Adams ~ Full Moon Song ~ Between Us
2. Lara Herscovitch ~ Get Over You ~ Tribes Hill: We’re All Here
3. Court Yard Hounds ~ April’s Love ~ Court Yard Hounds
4. Sarah Jaffe ~ Wreaking Havoc ~ Suburban Nature
5. Chris Kokesh ~ Planting a Garden in October ~ October Valentine
6. Jordan Reimer ~ String Quartet Live at Lestats ~ http://www.jordanreimer.com
7. Carlos Olmeda ~ A Girl Downstairs ~ Learning to Walk
8. Betty Soo ~ What We’ve Got ~ Heat Sin Water Skin
9. Angela Correa ~ Saint Dinan ~ Correatown
10. Ryan Adams ~ Damn, Sam (I Love a Woman that Rains) ~ Heartbreaker
11. Meg Hutchinson ~ Hopeful Things ~ The Living Side
12. Julie Feeney ~ Love is a Tricky Thing ~ Pages
13. Hayward Williams ~ Thunder Road ~ Another Sailor’s Dream
14. Gordon Lightfoot ~ I’m Not Saying ~ Early Morning Rain
15. Forest Sun ~ Twenty Toes in the Sand ~ For the Story
16. Ellis Paul ~ Words ~ The Speed of Trees
17. Deb Talan ~ A Kinder Columbus ~ Sincerely
18. Abbie Gardner and Anthony da Costa ~ Someday ~ Bad Nights / Better Days
19. William Fitzsimmons ~ From the Water ~ Gold in the Shadow
20. Sarah Jaffe ~ Swelling ~ Suburban Nature
July 2, 2011
I was never crazy about that Jackson Browne song that was so popular when I was a kid “Doctor My Eyes”. And I remember hearing “The Pretender” in high school but it never struck a chord with me. But the Jackson Browne album coming in at no. 1 this month, the two volume 2008 live album Solo Acoustic, is a gem. I’ve played five of the songs on the Pie so far this year and I’m happy to see that you all are enjoying them, too.
The no. 4 song is from Lori McKenna’s new album “Lorraine” ~ also a winner! One of Lori’s earlier songs also made the list this month at no. 12.
San Diego local luminaries Cathryn Beeks and Carlos Olmeda were voted in at no. 13 and 19. Carlos’s “A Devil Like Me” is an all-time favorite song of mine. You’ll find it on CD Baby here.
Thanks, everyone, for voting and for listening!
Top 20 Songs
Acoustic Pie Radio
1. Jackson Browne ~ Enough of the Night ~ Solo Acoustic Vol. 2
2. Krista Detor ~ More than I Dare Say ~ The Silver Wood Wintersongs
3. Craig Werth ~ Beside the Tree ~ Hudson Harding Sampler, Volume 5
4. Lori McKenna ~ All I Ever Do ~ Lorraine
5. Gretchen Peters ~ Ghost ~ Burnt Toast and Offerings
6. Chuck E. Costa ~ Amazing Grace ~ Tribes Hill: We’re All Here
7. Alex Valentine ~ Tardis Heart ~ Tardis Heart
8. Shannon Wurst ~ White Walls ~ What’s More Honest Than a Song
9. William Fitzsimmons ~ I Kissed a Girl ~ Derivatives
10. Ellis ~ Close to You ~ Right on
11. Chasing June ~ Beautiful Mess ~ Under the Slate Grey Sky
12. Lori McKenna ~ You Are Loved ~ Pieces of Me
13. Cathryn Beeks Ordeal ~ This Time Next Year ~ Mood Swing
14. Bruce Cockburn ~ Pacing the Cage ~ Slice O Life ~ Live Solo
15. Rachael Yamagata ~ Elephants ~ Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart
16. Patty Griffin ~ Burgundy Shoes ~ Children Running Through
17. Jonathan Byrd ~ Father’s Day ~ Cackalack
18. Jack Williams ~ Hand Me Down ~ The High Road Home
19. Carlos Olmeda ~ A Devil Like Me ~ Sensitive Groove
20. Amy Speace ~ Ghost ~ Land Like a Bird