Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, December 2011

Happy New Year!

San Diego’s own Sara Watkins topped the Acoustic Pie Top 20 list this month with a lovely song from her debut self-titled solo album.  Sara is also the fiddler and lead vocalist for Nickel Creek.  When she and her bandmates (brother Sean Watkins and mando player Chris Thile) were grade schoolers, I used to see them perform at That Pizza Place here in San Diego.  They were the novelty act during the headliner’s breaks (John Moore, a fantastic multi-instrumentalist, flatpicker and songwriter).  I remember thinking that Nickel Creek wasn’t a very good name for a band, even a little kids’ band.  Shows how much I knew!

Thanks for voting and for listening everyone!


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

1. Sara Watkins ~ My Friend ~ Sara Watkins
2. Deb Talan ~ Tell Your Story Walking ~ A Bird Flies Out
3. Antje Duvekot ~ Long Way ~ The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer
4. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova ~ Falling Slowly ~ Once (Collector’s Edition)
5. Sonya Kitchell ~ Train ~ Words Came Back to Me
6. Krista Detor ~ Something Missing ~ A Dream in a Cornfield
7. Kris Kristofferson ~ What About Me ~ Broken Freedom Song: Live from San Francisco
8. Jim Croce ~ Lover’s Cross ~ The 50th Anniversary Collection (2 of 2)
9. Heather Styka ~ Every Chord ~ Travel and Teacups
10. Ellis Paul ~ Hurricane Angel ~ A Summer Night in Georgia
11. Devon Sproule ~ Stop by Anytime (Live) ~ Live in London
12. Ryanhood ~ Born to Run to You ~ The World Awaits
13. Mare Wakefield ~ Dear J ~ Meant to Be
14. Krista Detor ~ Lorca in Barcelona ~ Chocolate Paper Suites
15. Damien Rice ~ Grey Room ~ Live at Fingerprints: Warts and All
16. Abbie Gardner and Anthony da Costa ~ Someday ~ Bad Nights / Better Days
17. Talia Segal ~ Raggedy Andy ~ The Thing Itself
18. Meg Hutchinson ~ Gatekeeper ~ The Living Side
19. John Spillane ~ Gortatogort (The Farm) ~ My Dark Rosaleen and the Island of Dreams
20. Joe Jencks ~ Flame in the Darkness ~ The Candle and the Flame


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