Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, December 2012

December 31, 2012

On this, the last day of 2012, I make note of the variety, in particular the mix of the old and new, that are voted into the Top 20 almost every month. Krista Detor, a perennial favorite of yours and mine, appears at no. 4 *and* no. 8 this month. When I look at the new artists on the Top 20 list, Adrienne Frailey stands out as one that you might be particularly interested in. And that song, “My Gloomy Poem” at no. 3, is a particularly sweet, piano-accompanied, sad and wistful love-lost ballad. You can check out the CD or MP3 versions of that album Definitely at CD Baby

San Diego songwriters are also represented with a mix of old and new this month: Jeffrey Joe Morin, a newcomer to the Pie, debuts at no. 9 while Berkley Hart, San Diego’s favorite acoustic duo and among the first artists ever to appear on the Acoustic Pie stream, were voted in at no. 11 with a song from their newest album Crow.

Happy New Year, everyone! And thank you for listening to Acoustic Pie and for letting me know what you think.


Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie
December 2012

Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1. Wailin’ Jennys ~ Asleep at Last ~ Bright Morning Stars
2. Brindl ~ Pink ~ Shine
3. Adrienne Frailey ~ My Gloomy Poem ~ Definitely
4. Krista Detor ~ The World Is Water ~ Cover Their Eyes
5. Kai Welch ~ Send It Down ~ Send It Down
6. Steve Tannen ~ If You Don’t Feel That Way ~ Stopped at a Green Light
7. Lynn Miles ~ Flames of Love ~ Black Flowers
8. Krista Detor ~ More than I Dare Say ~ The Silver Wood Wintersongs
9. Jeffrey Joe Morin ~ Losing Time ~ Big Ol’ Heart
10. Lisa Hannigan ~ Little Bird ~ Passenger
11. Berkley Hart ~ No Place Like Home ~ Crow
12. Abbie Gardner and Anthony da Costa ~ Someday ~ Bad Nights / Better Days
13. Sufjan Stevens ~ John Wayne Gacy, Jr. ~ Illinois
14. Antje Duvekot ~ The Life of a Princess ~ New Siberia
15. Sun Kil Moon ~ Salvador Sanchez (Acoustic) ~ Ghosts Of The Great Highway Bonus Tracks
16. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova ~ If You Want Me ~ Once (Collector’s Edition)
17. Tracy Chapman ~ Telling Stories ~ Telling Stories
18. Peter Mulvey ~ Coda: Ballymore ~ The Knuckleball Suite
19. Michael Penn ~ Bunker Hill ~ Palms & Runes, Tarot & Tea: A Michael Penn Collection
20. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton ~ Reading in Bed ~ Knives Don’t Have Your Back

Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie, November 2012

December 3, 2012

San Diego songwriters are ably represented in the Acoustic Pie Top 20 this month by Sara Watkins at no. 3 and Nate Donnis of the Donnis Trio at no. 11. For any listeners in the San Diego area, there will be a treat this month: Sara Watkins, San Diego native and founding member of Nickel Creek, is doing a fun show at LeStat’s on Monday, December 17. Sara will be being filmed for a television show called “The Song that Changed My Life” and you have a chance to be part of the live audience. And the tix are only $5, too. That’s a steal. There’s more info under Latest News on Sara’s website.

Paul Simon’s song “April Come She Will” (no. 19) makes me go “Mmmmmmmm”. Such a sweet and tidy song. I love that album, The Paul Simon Songbook. It’s his first solo album, in sparce acoustic arrangements, released in 1965 only in the U.K. while his duo work with Art Garfunkel was starting to take off in the U.S. I got it around 2005 when it was finally released in the U.S. You can read more about it in Wikipedia. The whole album is yummy.

Thanks, as always, for listening and voting for your favorites on the Pie!


Top 20 Songs on Acoustic Pie Radio
November 2012
Artist ~ Song ~ Album

1. Jackson Browne ~ These Days ~ Solo Acoustic Vol.1
2. Hayward Williams ~ The Ballad of Benson Creek ~ Another Sailor’s Dream
3. Sara Watkins ~ Where Will You Be ~ Sara Watkins
4. Shawn Taylor ~ Waiting ~ Home
5. David Llewellyn ~ Maybe Tomorrow ~ David Llewellyn
6. Steff Kayser ~ Chinatown ~ The Roads that Cross the Great Divide
7. Lucy Kaplansky ~ I’ll See You Again ~ Reunion
8. Benjamin Gibbard ~ I’m Building a Fire ~ Former Lives
9. Joe Jencks ~ Lonely Common Ground ~ The Candle and the Flame
10. James Hill ~ You Should See Me Now ~ Man with a Love Song
11. The Donnis Trio ~ Tip of the Tongue ~ All Directions
12. Andy Whittle ~ Ten Thousand Miles ~ Songmaker’s Tale
13. Alicia McGovern ~ Fare Thee Well ~ We Just Fly
14. Kerry Patrick Clark ~ Lullaby ~ On the Road to Human Being
15. Jonathan Byrd ~ Wild Ponies ~ Cackalack
16. Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds ~ Where Are You Going? (Live In Barcelona) ~ Songs for Tibet ~ The Art of Peace
17. Damien Rice ~ Cannonball ~ Live at Fingerprints: Warts and All
18. Tom Kimmel ~ Never Saw Blue Like That ~ Never Saw Blue
19. Paul Simon ~ April Come She Will ~ The Paul Simon Songbook
20. Lynn Miles ~ Flames of Love ~ Black Flowers