Thursday, August 27, 2009

Check out Marco Catracchia, one of RadioIndy's favorite Folk artists

Radioindy Artist Spotlight for Marco Catracchia

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Band Name: Marco Catracchia
Band Location: Hawaii
Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, Glen Phillips, John Denver, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins…
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

RadioIndy is pleased to present Bold Monkey with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Another Way to Say Human Race"

RadioIndy is pleased to present Bold Monkey with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Another Way to Say Human Race"

Bold Monkey's, "Another Way to Say Human Race," CD is a collection of contemporary folk songs from a singer-songwriter with a keen and well-honed sense of song craft and the voice to put them over. Employing only the sparest of guitar phrasing, Bold Monkey achieves a stripped-down, open mic coffeehouse intimacy to showcase compelling songs full of wry and incisive observations. Recalling the wordplay of an Elvis Costello or Joe Henry on songs such as "If You're Lucky" and "Enlightenment Is In Question," Bold Monkey's Dylan Joshua Edmiston successfully navigates the demands of the nowhere-to-hide song arrangements with a deft touch. On the Dylan-esquely titled, "Navigably Subsequent," comparisons to Costello is also deserved for the constricted and breathy vocal delivery that snakes in and out of light-as-air guitar fills and tastefully understated vibes accompaniment. While "Another Way to Say Human Race" is utterly contemporary in approach and sensibility, Bold Monkey's fine CD nevertheless resonates with the timelessness that true craftsmanship always renders.

-Rice B. and the Reviewer Team
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Friday, August 14, 2009

"Twenty Years - Twenty Rivers" by Flower & McLaren (Folk Artist from San Francisco, California(CA))

A hybrid of Ethnic, Folk and Celtic musical influences, Flower & McLaren's 4th CD, "Twenty Years-Twenty Rivers," is yet another lively and joyful celebration from accomplished multi-instrumentalists evolving their own unique musical genre in an age of drill-down specialization. Trading instruments and musical textures like a runner changes socks, Flower & McLaren mix and match (acoustic) instruments and moods throughout this musically abundent, 12-song (55+ minutes) album; blending guitar and accordion on an infectious jig ("The Monaghan Jig…"); piano and fiddle on a minor key, down-from-the-mountain-like air ("Rick & Val's Happy Garden Day…"); mandolin and piano on a beautifully solemn ballad ("Sherrill's Lament"); and even ragtime-inspired piano with brushed drums on a bouncy reel ("Sally's Reel"). Regardless of pairing, though, their music is informed with the kind of lived-in and timeless grace that makes you swear these songs have been handed down through generations. And while folk purists are sticklers for tradition and heritage, what ultimately moves music and culture forward are visionaries who draw from the past to fashion art that is right for their times, without being stuck in the moment. "Twenty Years-Twenty Rivers," the terrific new CD by Flower & McLaren, is an organic melding of acoustic and vocal music traditions beyond genre or unnecessary limitations.

-Rice B. & the RadioIndy Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"On The Levee Road" by The Delta Flyers (Acoustic/Blues Artist from Austin, Texas (TX))

"On The Levee Road" by The Delta Flyers is a pleasurable assembly of genuine acoustic blues tunes. The captivating, hook-laden musicianship and hearty vocal performances steal the show on this record. What's more, the prolific story-telling lyricism delivered by songwriter Stevie DuPree brings each of these tracks to life. The title track, "On The Levee Road," illuminates the controlled, passionate vocal performances that set this CD apart, while flaunting some nice harmonica solos. "Railroad Bill" assumes a more upbeat, energetic vibe, and exhibits a memorable chorus. Moreover, "Dancin' with the Devil" stands out as edgy and takes on a more electric sound. All in all, "On The Levee Road" is a delightful musical experience that will have any fan of blues wanting more.

-Xavier P. & The RadioIndy Reviewer Team
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