Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, October 2011

October 31, 2011

Hi, everybody!

It was quite a mix of old and new favorites voted into the Top 20 this month.

I’ve been playing favorites from Antje Duvekot’s (at no. 1) newest albums on the Pie since I heard her opening for Ellis Paul (no. 4) in 2006.  But Jason Collett at no. 2 is a newcomer to Acoustic Pie this month, a Canadian singer/songwriter recommended by a Canadian listener.  They’re both wonderful!

Thanks for listening and for voting!


Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie Radio
October 2011
Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1. Antje Duvekot ~ Vertigo ~ The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer
2. Jason Collett ~ Honey I Don’t Know ~ Pony Tricks
3. Gigi Leung ~ Scorn ~ 2002 Warner Prestige – Hong Kong Best
4. Ellis Paul ~ Waking Up to Me ~ The Day After Everything Changed
5. Lara Herscovitch ~ Get Over You ~ Tribes Hill: We’re All Here
6. Girlyman ~ St. Peter’s Bones ~ Joyful Sign
7. Emma Hill ~ Clumsy Seduction ~ Clumsy Seduction
8. Deb Talan ~ Unraveling ~ A Bird Flies Out
9. Ani DiFranco ~ Way Tight ~ Red Letter Year
10. Syd ~ Here’s a Love Song ~ Week Days, Weak Knees
11. Sarah Kenvyn ~ This Is the Sea ~ This Is the Sea
12. Rachel Garlin ~ Bound to be Mountains ~ Bound to Be Mountains
13. Kimmie Rhodes ~ Start Saying Goodbye ~ Dreams of Flying
14. Girlyman ~ Everything’s Easy ~ Somewhere Different Now
15. Patty Griffin ~ Trapeze ~ Patty Griffin: Live from the Artists Den
16. Lori McKenna ~ If He Tried ~ Lorraine
17. Karine Polwart ~ Rivers Run ~ This Earthly Spell (Expanded Edition)
18. Jonathan Byrd ~ Wild Ponies ~ Cackalack
19. The Civil Wars ~ 20 Years ~ Barton Hollow
20. Matt Nathanson ~ Angel ~ At the Point

Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, Sept. 2011

October 1, 2011

What I’m most struck by when looking over the Top 20 songs this month is the wide array of sources from which these songs came to me.  I saw Steve Meckfessel (no. 1 this month) at a guerrilla showcase at a Far-West conference.  I became captivated with The Swell Season (no. 2) while watching the movie “Once” in which they starred.  I’ve been a fan of Kelly Mulhollan’s music (of the duo Still on the Hill at no. 3) since I met Kelly in the 9th grade back in Oklahoma.

Remember the old site?  Thousands and thousands of free MP3s by independent artists – if you had the patience to wade through them all.  That’s where I found Syd (no. 9) and that song “Here’s a Love Song” is one of the longest running songs on the stream, dating from around 2002.  I’m glad you still like it!

Many artists (or their labels) send me CDs which I fall in love with.  I like to browse for new music.  And, lastly, what would I do without my friends and listeners who find and recommend music to me!  A special debt of gratitude to Jimmy G. who introduced me to at *least* four of the songwriters on this list alone.  If you’re not a fan of Chinese pop ballads (Gigi Leung at no. 17), you have him to thank ;)

Thanks for reading and thanks for voting for your favorites this month!


Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie
September 2011
Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1.   Steve Meckfessel ~ The Shape I’m In ~ Under Beautiful Skies
2.   The Swell Season ~ Two Tongues ~ Strict Joy [Deluxe Edition]
3.   Still on the Hill ~ Take Me to the Other Side ~ Ozark: A Celebration in Song
4.   Putnam Smith ~ Far out to Sea ~ We Could Be Beekeepers
5.   Sarah Jarosz ~ Edge of a Dream ~ Song up in Her Head
6.   Kerry Patrick Clark ~ Lullaby ~ On the Road to Human Being
7.   Joe Crookston ~ Everything Here Is Good ~ Darkling & The BlueBird Jubilee
8.   Forest Sun ~ Twenty Toes in the Sand ~ For the Story
9.   Syd ~ Here’s a Love Song ~ Week Days, Weak Knees
11.  Rita Hosking ~ Indian Giver ~ Burn
12.  John Spillane ~ Gortatogort (The Farm) ~ My Dark Rosaleen and the Island of Dreams
13.  John Gorka ~ Wisheries ~ The Company You Keep
14.  James Blunt ~ Wisemen ~ Hear Music XM Radio Sessions Vol 1
15.  Jackson Browne ~ Enough of the Night ~ Solo Acoustic Vol. 2
16.  Ingrid Michaelson ~ Morning Lullabies ~ Slow the Rain
17.  Gigi Leung ~ Scorn ~ 2002 Warner Prestige – Hong Kong Best
18.  Chris Pureka ~ 3 a.m. ~ Driving North
19.  Anais Mitchell ~ Before the Eyes of Storytelling Girls ~ Hymns for the Exiled
20.  Abbie Gardner and Anthony da Costa ~ Crazy in Love ~ Bad Nights / Better Days