Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Carrie Newcomer on songwriting

Indiana based singer and songwriter Carrie Newcomer has a new album out called The Geography of Light. Her songs are set variously at the edge of light and dark, in the history of the Ohio Valley, and in the quiet places of the soul. Her creative view is laced at once with faith, laughter, and grace, and a clear hearted view of the dimensions of the spirit in day to day life. In the video below, she talks about writing this collection of songs.

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Newcomer was also involved in Wilderness Plots, a collection of songs about the time when the Ohio Valley was the frontier of settlement in the US

comment on an earlier Newcomer album.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

tommy makem: will you go lassie go?

The late Irish singer and songwriter and tradition bearer Tommy Makem from a television special with Cherish the Ladies and Barley Bree, all joining in on Will You Go Lassie Go?, or as it's also known, Wild Mountain Thyme, from 1992. Joanie Madden on flutes and whistles, Cathie Ryan lead singer for Cherish.