Pushing the Envelope: Music Decidedly Left of Center
Scandinavia To San Diego 12-07-10
Going To My Home Town - Mike Whellans - Fired-Up & Ready - In the early 70s, Mike was a mamber of the traditional Scots/Irish band, Boys of the Lough.
Fatal Attraction - Anjulie - Advance - The youngest of four children, Anjulie grew up in Toronto, raised by immigrant parents from Guyana.
Summer Rain - Hayley Westenra - Celtic Treasure - Hayley was born 10 April 1987, is a New Zealand soprano, songwriter and UNICEF Ambassador.
Solstice Song - Denise Jordan Finley - Solstice - Excellent new holiday themed CD into the station this year. Denise is from Woodstock, NY.
Segundo Final - Sofia Rei Koutsovitis - Sube Azul - Title is Spanish for "Final Second".
If It Wasn't For Bad - Elton John/Leon Russell - Union - First single from their new CD, first time they've recorded together since the 70s.
Rechka - Natasha Borzilova - Balancing Act - In English, it's The River, one of my favorite pieces from Natasha's debut solo album.
Santa Brought Me Cats - Robert J Fugo - Santa Brought Me Cats - This could actually happen in my house !!!!!
Emerald And Stone - Brian Eno w/Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams - Small Craft On A Milk Sea - Hard to say enough about this new CD, just wonderful music.
Love Is Dead - Kerli - Love Is Dead - One of these days, a folow-up CD will be released, it's already overdue.
Dawn Ballad - Andreas Oberg - Six String Evolution - The only original tune on this latest CD from Swedish classical guitar master.
Christmas 1914 - Mickey MacConnell - Joined Up Writing - One of three songs about the Christmas truce during the height of WWI. We'll be getting to the others in upcoming weeks. Mickey is an Irish singer/songwriter/journalist.
The Mountains of Mourne - Jim Brannigan - The Black Velvet Band - Jim is a transplanted Scot who resides in Vancouver BC and produces his own CDs.
Moonlight Rider - Asia (Hatton) - Illusion - Her 2003 CD is getting dated, but it's still good, and all we have so far from this Australian lass.
Mon Aimable Brune - Gadelle - self titled - Canadian quartet play traditional songs and vocals are in French.
Sonny's Dream - The Clydesiders - Crossing The Borders - A favorite Scottish band performing Ron Hynes' story song.
Grandfather - Kilkenny Krew - self titled - Still haven't found out what "speed kings" were.
Kilkelly Ireland - Kevin McKrell - The Wind Upon The Hill - Kevin is part of the upstate NY music scene, his songs have been recorded and or performed by The Kingston Trio, The Fureys Brothers and Davey Arthur,North Sea Gas, Woods Tea Company, Hair of The Dog,Pat McKernan,Seamus Kennedy.
Mrs Fogarty's Christmas Cake - Michael Waterson - Winter Measures - Kith & Kin - An obvious attempt to chisel a laugh out of holiday excess and culinary incompetence.
Sawchuk - Ron Hynes - Stealing Genius - Epic story of hockey's famous Detroit Redwings goalie Terry Sawchuk. Great new CD from Ron.
Smile Love & Spice - Viktoria Tolstoy - Sisters of Garbo II - Viktoria Tolstoy is a highly celebrated and respected international jazz vocalist. Right after being discovered at the age of 19 came her first album. This is the title cut. Her great source of inspiration being her father who also wrote some of the songs.
The Volga Vouty - New England Jazz Ensemble - A Cookin' Christmas - Another gem found in our holiday CD rack, the song is a Russian folk dance.