Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, Sept. 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


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