Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, Nov. 2011

I thought, when I began typing this newsletter, that Lisa Hannigan (voted in at no. 1 this month) was a brand new discovery for me.  She’s an Irish singer/songwriter that I stumbled across while browsing eMusic last month.  She has an arresting voice and uses intriguing, sparse arrangements in her songs.  But I realized while reading her Wikipedia entry this very minute that she is the duet (and sometimes lead) vocalist for Damien Rice’s older works such as the haunting “9 Crimes”.  Well, how fun!  So she is definitely no newcomer to Acoustic Pie radio after all and, as attested by her spot in this month’s Top 20, her solo work is quite wonderful.  You’ll hear four of the songs from her new album Passenger in the rotation on the Pie now and I’ve already chosen a slew of songs from her older album Sea Sew for future play.

No. 6 and no. 18 are from Christopher Dallman’s thoroughly delicious new EP album Light the Love.  I love everything Chris does but this latest work is particularly enchanting.

San Diego artists are wonderfully represented on the list by two fine songwriters with gorgeous voices, Nathan Weldon (at no. 9) and Alex Woodard (no. 20).

Thanks for voting and thanks for listening!


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

1. Lisa Hannigan ~ Knots ~ Passenger
2. John Zambricki ~ As Is ~ Zambricki
3. Krista Detor ~ Icarus ~ Cover Their Eyes
4. Sarah Jaffe ~ Swelling ~ Suburban Nature
5. Tracy Chapman ~ Remember the Tinman ~ New Beginning
6. Tom Prasado-Rao ~ Peace Be Still ~ Goodnight Regret
7. Christopher Dallman ~ Hard to Breathe ~ Light the Love
8. Tom Kimmel ~ Never Saw Blue Like That ~ Never Saw Blue
9. Nathan Welden ~ Good Times ~ One Step Closer to You
10. Hannah Fair ~ Fancy Things ~ Hannah Fair
11. Deb Talan ~ Tell Your Story Walking ~ A Bird Flies Out
12. Suzanne Vega ~ Bound ~ Close-Up Vol 1, Love Songs
13. Storyhill ~ Highlight ~ Storyhill
14. Sonya Kitchell ~ Train ~ Words Came Back to Me
15. Krista Detor ~ Something Missing ~ A Dream in a Cornfield
16. Jorge Drexler ~ Telon ~ Amar la Trama
17. Gordon Lightfoot ~ For Lovin’ Me ~ Early Morning Rain
18. Christopher Dallman ~ Light the Love ~ Light the Love
19. Barnaby Bright ~ Gravity ~ Gravity
20. Alex Woodard ~ Reno ~ Alex Woodard


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