June 22, 2012 - It Rock And Roll

Day: June 22, 2012

The 11 songs on this memorable collection are taken from four of Griffith’s albums on Blix Street. Three tracks-”Ripples in the Rockpools/Kiss of the Fiddle,” “Song of the Seals” and “Sailing/Ships Are Sailing”-first appeared on SIREN SONG (1995), an album recorded during her years with the Celtic-influenced group Connemara. Seven tracks are from her solo works: “Wondering Where The Lions Are,” “Bound By The Beauty” and “Swallow Song” were originally presented on MINSTREL SONG (2000); “Shape Of My Heart,” “My Life,” and “The Cuckoo” appeared on MY LIFE (2006), her most recent solo effort; and “Carry You” is from SANDS OF TIME (2003). The independently-released JOURNEYS (1990), which she recorded with Susan Graham White as Hazlewood, is the source for the final track, “The Last Leviathan.”

“The goal,” says Bill Straw, founder and president of the Seattle-based independent Blix Street Records who compiled and sequenced SAILING, “was to create a super album that, much like Eva Cassidy’s SONGBIRD (also on Blix Street), would elevate a relatively unknown artist to her rightful place among her peers. No one deserves it more than Grace Griffith.” Straw has had a deep respect for Griffith and her talent, as well as an appreciation for her musical taste for many years. He signed her to Blix Street Records in 1995 after first hearing EVERY HUE AND SHADE, her solo debut which earned her one of her now multiple WAMMIEs, presented by the Washington Area Music Association. Subsequently, it was Griffith who first brought the music of her friend Eva Cassidy to Straw’s attention.

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Broken Halo is the new solo acoustic release by Too Slim and the Taildraggers founder, band leader and BMA nominee Tim ‘Too Slim’ Langford. Broken Halo was recorded in Seattle at Egg Studios with Conrad Uno of PopLlama Records fame. Too Slim’s last solo release was his 1999 release Pint Store Blues which received rave reviews. Broken Halo contains 11 original tunes by Tim ‘Too Slim’ Langford and features a fusion of Blues, Folk, and Americana influences. Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ 2011 release Shiver was nominated for 2012 Rock Blues album of the year by the Blues Foundations BMA Awards in Memphis TN. Too Slim’s last four studio releases have all charted in the top 10 on Billboard Top Blues Album Charts, and Heat Seeker Charts.

mp3 320 kbps | 99 MB | DF

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