Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, April 2012

April 30, 2012

A brand new favorite songwriter made the no. 1 spot this month ~ Kat Goldman, a Canadian currently based in Boston and writing the sweetest songs! You can download or order her wonderful new album Gypsy Girl on CD Baby

San Diego songwriters are represented by the amazing Jenn Grinels (at no. 5) and Tom (needs-no-introduction) Waits at no. 18. If you’re a local, you can sometimes catch Jenn in a musical theatre production ~ she’s fantastic in that setting as well.

I’m off to NYC in two days.  My first visit!  Send me your favorite coffee house venues ~ I’d love suggestions!

Thanks for voting and thanks for listening to Acoustic Pie!



Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie
April 2012

Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1. Kat Goldman ~ Letter from Paris ~ Gypsy Girl
2. Barnaby Bright ~ Gravity ~ Gravity
3. Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers ~ Noelle Noelle ~ Gifthorse
4. Mare Wakefield ~ Roots ~ Meant to Be
5. Jenn Grinels ~ Love Again ~ brokenHEARTbreaker
6. Antje Duvekot ~ Vertigo ~ The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer
7. Krista Detor ~ More than I Dare Say ~ The Silver Wood Wintersongs
8. Talia Segal ~ Raggedy Andy ~ The Thing Itself
9. Suzanne Vega ~ Bound ~ Close-Up Vol 1, Love Songs
10. Sarah Jarosz ~ Edge of a Dream ~ Song up in Her Head
11. David Francey ~ Wonder ~ Late Edition
12. Ben Carroll ~ Angel’s Arms ~ Lover Undercover
13. Stephen Fearing ~ Johnny’s Lament ~ Yellowjacket
14. Nick Driver ~ Who’s Laughing Now? ~ A Kinda Love this World Could Never Burn
15. Damien Rice ~ 9 Crimes ~ 9
16. Christopher Dallman ~ Ghosts ~ Never Was
17. Carsie Blanton ~ Two at a Time ~ Buoy
18. Tom Waits ~ Grapefruit Moon ~ Closing Time
19. Lucy Wainwright Roche ~ The Worst Part ~ Lucy
20. John Spillane ~ Prince’s Street ~ Will We Be Brilliant or What?

Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, March 2012

April 2, 2012

The Sisters Folk Festival in Sisters, Oregon (my favorite musical event of the year) hosts a singer/songwriter competition as part of the weekend festivities.  This year, all of the contestants were wonderful but as soon as I heard Alicia McGovern’s first song, I knew that she would be the winner.  She writes beautiful and interesting songs, has a unique and charming voice, and an engaging, professional stage presence.  I came home from the festival and immediately added a bunch of her work to the daily rotation on the Pie.  So I’m very tickled to see her song “A Night on the Town” voted into the no. 1 spot this month.

Not a single San Diego songwriter made it into the Top 20 this month.  That’s rare but bound to happen sometimes since San Diegans account for such a small percentage of the 500+ songs streaming on Acoustic Pie.  Better luck next month!

Thanks for listening and for voting!



Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie
March 2012
Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1.  Alicia McGovern ~ A Night on the Town ~ Words Through the Season
2.  The Swell Season ~ I Have Loved You Wrong ~ Strict Joy [Deluxe Edition]
3.  Damien Rice ~ Grey Room ~ Live at Fingerprints: Warts and All
4.  Barnaby Bright ~ If I Came Back as a Song ~ Gravity
5.  Mare Wakefield ~ Dear J ~ Meant to Be
6.  Erik Balkey ~ Can I Make a Home ~ While the Paint Dries
7.  Damien Rice ~ 9 Crimes ~ 9
8.  Colin Devlin ~ The Heart Won’t Be Denied ~ Democracy of One
9.  Ray LaMontagne ~ Winter Birds ~ Gossip in the Grain
10.  Lucy Wainwright Roche ~ The Worst Part ~ Lucy
11.  Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston ~ Sometimes a Sound ~ Lost and Found
12.  Joe Crookston ~ Everything Here Is Good ~ Darkling & The BlueBird Jubilee
13.  Jason Collett ~ Hangover Days ~ Pony Tricks
14.  Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova ~ Falling Slowly ~ Once (Collector’s Edition)
15.  Sun Kil Moon ~ Salvador Sanchez (Acoustic) ~ Ghosts Of The Great Highway Bonus Tracks
16.  Deb Talan ~ Rocks and Water ~ A Bird Flies Out
17.  Antje Duvekot ~ Vertigo ~ The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer
18.  Sarah Jaffe ~ Swelling ~ Suburban Nature
19.  Rachael Yamagata ~ Duet ~ Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart
20.  Jennifer Leonhardt ~ Dido ~ Minstrel’s Daughter