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Publication Noted (January 2010)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Children's Publicity, 222 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
WE SHALL OVERCOME: A SONG THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Stuart Stotts. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-547-18210-0, cloth $18, 64pp., 10 x 9.5, Index, bibliography, sheet music, b&w photos . An exploration of one song's influence from the time of civil rights, labor and anti-war movements to the present.
17454 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
PRINCESS NOIRE: THE TUMULTUOUS REIGN ON NINA SIMONE by Nadine Cohodas. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-375-42401-4, cloth $30, 464pp., 10 x 7, Notes, bibliography, index. Biography of civil rights movement-era singer-songwriter and pianist known for her original blend of jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, as well as protest songs.
334 W. Union St., West Chester, PA 19382-3329
06001 Away Down the Road: CRAIG JOHNSON. 22-track collection of traditional southern songs, fiddle and banjo tunes and a few original songs from old-time musician, songwriter and former member of The Double Decker Stringband.
08005 Only Me: KEVIN NEIDIG. 12 tracks from Pennsylvania-based folk singer-songwriter.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
1411 Between Places: DAVID LINDORFER. Debut album from Austrian-based nylon-string guitarist.
1417 Melting Pot: DOUBLE ZZ. Debut duet album from nylon-string guitarist and multi-instrumentalist.
1431 Side of the Road: DAVE GOODMAN. 12 tracks from Canadian-based singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist blending blues, folk, pop and swing styles.
P.O. Box 60234, Chicago, IL 60660
4933 Feed My Soul: THE HOLMES BROTHERS. Veteran brother trio blends blues, r&b, Gospel, country and more on 14 tracks, including 9 originals.
Gemeeteplein 7, 1730 Asse, Belgium
1314 Snaarmaarwaar: SNAARMAARWAAR. 13 tracks from Belgium-based trio, with backing on guitar, mandola, mandolin and more.
P.O. Box 111, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4FZ, U.K.
2257 Masters of Indian Classical Music, Vol. 2: VARIOUS. 2-CD collection of classic Indian ragas and light pieces.
2266 Cirkari: Gypsy Music from Eastern Europe: ZINGAROS. 12 tracks, including four originals, from Gypsy music trio.
1645 Eddy Rd, Cleveland, OH 44112
72244 100 Years of Django: FRANK VIGNOLA. Guitarist known for playing in multiple genres and collaborations releases 10 covers of Django Reinhardt.
Box 95105, Kingsgate RPO, Vancouver, BC V5T 4T8, Canada
0059 The Sojourners: THE SOJOURNERS. 11 tracks from veteran Canadian Gospel and soul trio.
16 Rich Ave, Glenside, PA 19038
Inside Man: THE BLACKTAILS. New York-based blues band presents eight tracks influenced by multiple genres.
500 Main St, Clinton, MA 01510
003 Vigil: BIRDSONG AT MORNING. Third album in a four-part series from acoustic ensemble.
700 Market St, #219, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
1010 Gotham and Kribs: DANNY GOTHAM and JOHN KRIBS. 12 traditional and borrowed songs by guitarist duo.
Mike Farley, 104 Autumn Knoll Dr., Hermitage, TN 37076
It Ain't Love: MEGAN BURTT. Singer-songwriter's first full-length album includes elements of folk, blues, roots, rock and pop; with backing on guitars, mandolin, percussion and drums.
3131 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
7089 Dancing into Silence: R. CARLOS NAKAI, WILLIAM EATON and WILL CLIPMAN. 14 songs featuring Native American flute, harp guitar and ethnic percussion.
948 S. Alma School Rd. #37, Mesa, AZ 85210
1347 Levanto: CHRIS BURTON JáCOME. Original songs in traditional flamenco style from Tucson guitarist influenced by Mexican heritage.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4529 Exiles Return: KARAN CASEY and JOHN DOYLE. 12 Scottish, English and Irish tracks from Irish vocalist and guitarist and founding members of Solas.
4530 The Turning Tide: SOLAS. 12-track mix of trads, covers and originals from veteran Irish-American quintet.
710 Tapeworm Rd, New Oxford, PA 17350
Here and There: CORMORANT'S FANCY. Seven-piece, PA-based Irish band delivers 13 mostly traditional songs and tunes.
413 Carpenter Rd., Charlotte, VT 05445
16 Zebu Nation: RAZIA SAID. Madagascar-born singer presents 10 original, contemporary tracks influenced by traditional Malagasy music styles.
36 Interlaken Rd., Orlando, FL 32804
0301 Welcome Home: DOUG SPEARS. Florida native delivers 14 tracks, including one bonus track, that blend Americana, folk and acoustic sounds.
825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
13778 Only Everything: DAVID SANBORN. 8 tracks from veteran saxophonist, features guests James Taylor and Joss Stone.
27300 Avenida De La Plata, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Originals: BILL DEMPSEY. California-based folk musician presents 14-track collection of sea shanties, children's music, banjo tunes, trads and more.
East River String Band
315 East 5th Street, Apt. 5B, New York, NY 10003
1002 Some Cold Rainy Day: EDEN and JOHN'S EAST RIVER STRING BAND. New York-City based guitar-and-ukulele duo presents 13 versions of 1920s and '30s country blues classics.
1003 Drunken Barrel House Blues: EDEN and JOHN'S EAST RIVER STRING BAND. A baker's dozen of mostly country blues trads form NYC-based guitar/ukulele duo; special guests include Pat Conte, Eli Smith and Dom Flemons.
3506 Golf St., Nashville, TN 37216
Country Folk Blues: JASON EKLUND. Two-set album of contemporary folk music from singer-songwriter.
Songs-R-Blue: JASON EKLUND. Re-mastered version of Country Folk Blues album, including one new track.
6381 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 775, Hollywood, CA 90028
Fra_ctured: GABRIEL JOHNSON. Trumpet player combines the sounds of jazz and electronica on eight tracks.
Masovngata 18, NO-3616 Kongsberg, Norway
54 Pre Develske Drom: HENNING GUSTAVSEN. 10 Norwegian traditional and traveler songs originally arranged and performed a cappella or with backing.
450 West 31st St, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001
004 5 Star Cafe: TRIBECASTAN. 18 tracks from urban folk musicians blending jazz, Latin, Cajun, funk and world music influences; includes multitude of guest musicians.
Rua Mário Castelhano, nº40, Queluz de Baixo, 2734-502 Barcarena, Portugal
91785 Vida: JORGE FERNANDO. 17 tracks from Portuguese songwriter on guitar, viola, piano and more.
P.O. Box 22, Winthrop, WA 98862-0022
1109 Loosely Celtic: HANK CRAMER. 15 tracks combining traditional and contemporary Celtic songs on guitar, percussion, cello, fiddle and more.
Lauttasaarentie 1, FI-00200, Helsinki, Finaldn
Come Hear. Finland. 2010: VARIOUS. 4-disc collection of Finnish musicians, includes indie, electronic, pop, rock, hard rock, metal, world and jazz styles.
P.O. Box 2753, Berkeley, CA 94702
Real Vocal String Quartet: REAL VOCAL STRING QUARTET. All-female, 4-piece chamber group combines the textures of a string quartet with a folk- and pop-influenced women's vocal quartet and various strands of world music on a mixture of originals and trads.
2782 CR 98, Elbert, CO 80106
Joy Sweet Joy: BARRY WARD. 11 tracks blending Western originals, Gospel and traditional hymns.
1270 Caroline St. NE, Suite D120-345, Atlanta, GA 30307
003 Everything's Easy: GIRLYMAN. Contemporary folk trio delivers 14 originals and one Beethoven arrangement with lyrics on fourth studio album.
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
350 The Greentrax Years: McCALMANS. 46 tracks spanning 24 years from Scottish vocal harmony quintet.
1187 County Road B West, Roseville, MN 55113
The Traveler's Burden: DAVID HANNERS. Minnesota-based, Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist and singer-songwriter delivers 12 original folk/Americana songs.
100 N. Crescent Dr., Ste. 275, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
31321 San Patricio: THE CHIEFTAINS feat. RY COODER. 19-track collaboration features influences and artists from Irish, Mexican and American music traditions.
27 Humberstone Ave, Manchester M15 5EE, U.K.
005 No. 5: A Live Album: KIRSTY McGEE and THE HOBOPOP COLLECTIVE. Nine tracks recorded live in Manchester from UK-based acoustic singer-songwriter debuting new backing band.
227 Sandringham Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Holler!: HOLLER!. Six-piece band delivers 10 original tracks blending bluegrass, country, folk and rock.
8 Rue Patenier, Liège B-4000, Belgium
4446055 Wang Wei 4tet: WANG WEI 4TET. Four-piece band consisting of guitar, cello, saxophones and drums blends jazz, classical and contemporary music on nine tracks of melody music; backed by special guest on flutes.
4446060 Doré à Point: A CONSOMMER DE PRÉFÉRENCE. Sophomore album from 6-piece band presents 21 original instrumental compositions performed on guitars, piano, accordion, violin, flute, percussion, saxophones, bodhran and more.
Lower Loucky 191, Dolní Loucky 594 55, Czech Republic
451 Northern Roots Live in Námet: TIM ERIKSEN. Live 2008 concert in Czech Republic from renowned ballad singer and Cordelia's Dad founder features trads, Sacred Harp material, a cappella singing and more; with backing on fiddle, banjo and guitar.
Indigo With Stars
842 S. Ogden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036
004 Beyond Living: Finger-Picked Ruminations on the Hereafter and Its Messengers: ALICIA BAY LAUREL. 11-track collection of Americana and world music from California-based singer-songwriter, who collaborates with musicians from L.A., Japan, Australia and Hawaii.
2204 George Cir., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
0901 Dance! Dance! Dance!: CONTRAZZ. Debut album from high-energy ensemble combines Celtic, Quebecois and American old-time music with swing styles and improv jazz.
Majorstuen Fiddlers Co.
Bjørset, Skei 6843, Norway
03 Skir: MAJORSTUEN. Norwegian fiddle ensemble releases 13 tracks influenced by traditional Norwegian music.
555 W. Washington Ave., Elmira, NY 14901
Come As You Are: DANNY MALONEY. Live 4-track EP from New York-based singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 697, New York, NY 10033
Until You Come Home: Songs for Veterans and Their Kin: GEORGE MANN, JULIUS MARGOLIN and FRIENDS. 16-track compilation from activist, singer-songwriter duo and friends (John Gorka, Tom Paxton, David Rovics, Magpie and others) addresses the impact war has on veterans and their families.
1906 W. Foster Ave Unit 2, Chicago, IL 60640
Marbin: MARBIN. Guitar-and-saxophone jazz duo combines modern and traditional forms of jazz.
Matt the Electrician
P.O. Box 33303, Austin, TX 78764
006 Animal Boy: MATT THE ELECTRIAN. Sixth self release from Austin, Tex. singer-songwriter features 12 tracks of neo-folk.
Liz Davis Maxfield
1755 Princeton Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Big Fiddle: LIZ DAVIS MAXFIELD. Celtic cellist, composer and arranger presents an 11-track mix of originals and Irish, British, and Appalachian trads, with backing.
244 Fifth Ave , #J236, New York, NY 10001
Ms. Janis' Music 4 Me! Vol. 1: Moving Bodies and Inspiring Hearts: MS. JANIS. 10 original tracks from children's musician.
15113 Sunset Blvd. #9, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
1 Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia: VARIOUS. Compilation of 14 tracks recorded in the 1960s and '70s from Cambodian rock 'n' roll artists.
Crossroads Music Group, P.O. Box 829, Arden, NC 28704
12592 Darin and Brooke Aldridge: DARIN and BROOKE ALDRIDGE. 12 tracks on sophomore album from bluegrass husband-and-wife duo.
Music & Words
P.O. Box 1921, 1200 BX Hilversum, The Netherlands
3033 Al Palna: GHALIA BENALI and BERT CORNELIS. Nine-track album featuring mix of classical Indian traditions, Arabic music and Western roots from Tunisian singer and Belgian sitar player.
P.O. Box 1358, Hillsborough, NC 27278
109 Banjo: ETTA BAKER. Renowned late Piedmont blues guitarist presents 23 tracks of banjo music she learned from her father, Boone Reid; special guests include Cora Phillips, Wayne Martin and David Holt.
300 VVemont Pl. NE, Apt. C-305, Renton, WA 98056
Sounds of Prayer: ROMAN and ALAINA WOOD. Washington-based duo presents 12 tracks of Jewish folk music.
700 Market St, #219, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Old Friends: DANNY GOTHAM. 16 tracks, including five originals, from veteran singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist.
33 Music Square West, Ste. 102-B, Nashville, TN 37203
041 This New Century: DAN REEDER. 20 tracks from singer-songwriter feature multi-tracked harmonies and homemade instruments.
Out of the Past
P.O. Box 1228, Marshall, TX 75671
005 Since I Saw You Last: STEVE HOWELL. 12 tracks from veteran guitarist blend country, blues, rockabilly, folk and r&b styles.
P.O. Box 416, South Paris, ME 04281
8969 The Music Never Dies: DAVE ROWE. A dozen mostly original songs from Maine-based multi-instrumentalist on an album that combines a solo project and a Dave Rowe Trio project; includes backing on bass, guitar, mandolin and drum set.
538 Otis Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
Dog Tracks: TRISH PAINTER. 15 original songs about dogs from Minnesota-based singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 572, Rockville, MD 20848
185 Seven or Eleven: PATUXENT PARTNERS. 13 tracks from D.C. bluegrass quintet.
P.O. Box 753, Columbus, NC 28722
1172 20th Anniversary: LARRY STEPHENSON. 20th Anniversary album from bluegrass tenor singer/mandolinist and band features over a dozen guest musicians.
1173 Down Home: JOSH WILLIAMS. 12 tracks from contemporary bluegrass/country singer and guitarist.
210 Tower Road, Villanova, PA 19085
No Shrink Wrap: RAY NAYLOR. 14-track sophomore album features mainly original songs, as well as covers of songs by Phil Ochs, Woody Guthrie and Jean Ritchie, with backing.
162 Duncan St., San Franciso, CA 94110
10 Saint Judas: MARK GROWDEN. First studio album from singer and multi-instrumentalist with 5-piece backing band.
831 Madison Avenue, 69th Street, New York, NY 10021
0006 Van Gogh by Van Eck: DIEDERICK VAN ECK. A dozen songs inspired by the life and paintings of Vincent Van Gogh; includes 44-page booklet of liner notes and Van Gogh paintings.
Red Hen Records
18 Copperfield Rd, Greenfield Center, NY 12833
001 Crossing: RED HEN. A baker's dozen of originals, covers and trads from New York-based 4-piece old-time band.
Red Hot Chachkas
P.O. Box 36, 130 Mountainview Avenue, Lagunitas, CA 94938
Beats Without Borders: RED HOT CHACHKAS. 14 original Klezmer fusion tracks from California-based sextet.
P.O. Box 4044, 501 W. Lynnhurst Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
224 The Living Side: MEG HUTCHINSON. Award-winning acoustic singer-songwriter delivers 11 original songs, with backing.
130 NW 19th Ave #201, Portland, OR 97209
Nowhere Nights: KASEY ANDERSON. 11 original, personal songs on fourth album from Portland-based singer-songwriter, with backing on guitars, harmonica, bass, drums, percussion and more.
P.O. Box 184, Astor Station, Boston, MA 02123
Cubist: Shapes of Sound and Time: JERRY LEAKE. Boston-based world percussionist and composer presents 16 tracks, some based on tradition, with backing from special guests on percussion, horns, strings, guitars and more.
P.O. Box 95, Ellicott Station, Buffalo, NY 14205
070 Hadestown: ANAÏS MITCHELL. 20-track folk opera tells the story of the current state of America by comparing it to the Greek myth of Orpheus; features Ani DiFranco, Justin Vernon, Greg Brown and other guests.
3992 Hawkins Mill Rd., Memphis, TN 38128
0902 Shine: NANCY APPLE. 15 originals from Memphis-based singer-songwriter combining folk, country, twang, soul, blues and more.
351 Scott Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20904
003 Last Train to Bluesville: THE NIGHTHAWKS. Live and acoustic recordings from D.C.-area blues-rock band.
P.O. Box 27901-274, San Francisco, CA 94127
So Far, So Good: RORY McNAMARA and THE RING OF TRUTH TRIO. 9 tracks from Irish-American guitarist and backing band.
276 Carlton Ave #1, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Crooked Roots: ROOSEVELT DIME. Debut album from Brooklyn-based 5-piece band features songs containing elements of jug band, soul and alt.-country music with vocal harmonies.
Round Whirled Music
386 Franconia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Gente!: SAMBADÁ. 10 tracks from Afro-Brazillian funk band.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
7068 Feast: THE COTTARS. 12 tracks from Cape Breton-based Celtic quintet blending American roots with Celtic undertones.
Srebrnjak 121, Zagreb, Croatia
152 Sneha: GORDANA EVACIC. A dozen mostly traditional songs often arranged with a blues influence on Croatian vocalist's debut album, with backing.
P.O. Box 0563, Traverse City, MI 49685
Promising Sky: CLAUDIA SCHMIDT and HER FUNTET. Michigan-based singer-songwriter/guitarist/dulcimer player presents a dozen originals and one cover, with backing from a folk- and jazz-influenced quartet on bass, guitar, mandolin, drums and more.
844 Emerald Oaks Court, Farmington, UT 84025
One Small Boy: CORI CONNORS. A dozen original Christmas songs and contemporary arrangements of traditional songs on holiday album from Utah-based singer-songwriter.
Spruce and Maple
P.O. Box 9417, Berkeley, CA 94709
2005 Blossoms: LAURIE LEWIS. Veteran singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist releases originals, covers and one trad exploring folk, country, bluegrass and more, with backing.
8 Martin Dene, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8NA, U.K.
154 Rockin' Barn Dance: THE ALBION DANCE BAND. Veteran English folk-rock band presents 12-track live album recorded in 1988.
155 Natural and Wild: THE ALBION BAND. 15 tracks of folk-rock on drums, keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle and more from renowned British 4-piece band; originally recorded in 1987.
PO Box 367, Chelsea, VT 05038
Shooting Arrows at the Moon: BOW THAYER. 14-track collection from singer and multi-instrumentalist features special guests Kristina Stykos and Patrick Ross.
732 Grant Ave., Louisville, CO 80027
The Crazy Kind: DAVID WILLIAMS and THE WILDGRASS BAND feat. KRISTINA MURRAY. 15 originals blending folk, bluegrass, swing and jazz from multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with band.
Tsuumi Sound System
Aleksis Kiven katu 56 B 50, Helsinki 00510, Finland
001 Growing Up: TSUUMI SOUND SYSTEM. 13 tracks from Finnish musicians blending modern folk with Finnish world styles.
1158 26th St, #173, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Power Tunes: Power Up Your Child's Language: JOE ROTHSTEIN. 10 children's tracks from speech-language pathologist designed to increase children's learning.
872 Highway 758, Eunice, LA 70535
0009 L'Ésprit Créole: CEDRIC WATSON et BIJOU CRÉOLE. Sophomore album from accordion player/fiddler and former Pine Leaf Boy features mostly originals influenced by French Creole and West African traditions; with backing and special guests.
Box 2027, Columbus, IN 47202
009 Farm Songs: TIM GRIMM. 14 originals from Indiana-based singer-songwriter inspired by life on a farm.
Vermont Workers' Center
294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
Care For All: Musicians for Healthcare: VARIOUS. 10-track compilation of mostly previously released material, as well as Si Kahn's newly composed title song, benefitting the Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign; other performers include Scott Ainslie, Anais Mitchell and Pete Sutherland.
P.O. Box 60057, Titirangi Auckland 7, New Zealand
1008 Haoloto: TE VAKA. 15 tracks of mainly original South Pacific music from New Zealand ensemble.
2000 Mallory Lane, Suite 130-526, Franklin, TN 37067
Invisible War: MERRY ELLEN KIRK. Tennessee-based singer-songwriter delivers 11 mostly original songs.
P.O. Box 21028, Welland, ON L3C 1M0, Canada
003 Daniel, Fred and Julie: DANIEL, FRED and JULIE. Canadian trio presents nine trad folk songs and two originals recorded straight to tape in a band member's garage.
Ludwig-Wagner-Str. 31A, Lindewerra D-37318, Germany
1157 Songs from the Road: LUTHER ALLISON. Influential blues and Gospel singer/guitarist's last recorded live performance at the 1997 Montreal Jazz Fest features 11 well-known songs; includes 56-min. DVD of performance footage.
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
13118 The Guitar Artistry of Geoff Muldaur: GEOFF MULDAUR. Blues and folk-rock artist plays songs and discusses influences and musical process on 93-min. DVD.