acoustic · banjo · Canadian · male singer · rock · singer-songwriter

Pickathon Is Coming!

It’s time to start planning for Pickathon 2009, which happens this year on July 31—August 2 at Pendarvis Farm just outside Portland, Oregon. Fiddlefreak attended a couple years back and was deeply wowed by its unique combination of down-home folksy vibe and youthful alternative energy. And the music lineup is always the best! Ranging from… Continue reading Pickathon Is Coming!

accordion · acoustic · Canadian · Celtic · female singer · singer-songwriter

Maria Dunn: The Peddler (MP3)

Photo by Tracy Kolenchuk Maria Dunn is a Canadian singer-songwriter and accordion player who is deeply steeped in the Celtic tradition. Her newest CD “The Peddler” (Distant Whisper Music) was released in September 2008. Produced by Shannon Johnson of The McDades, The Peddler is a moving collection of stories that visit historical and anti-war themes.… Continue reading Maria Dunn: The Peddler (MP3)

acoustic · Celtic · female singer · Irish · Scottish

Christa Burch: Love of the Land (MP3)

It’s always a joy when I can honestly give a rave review to a record released by a friend. Such is the case with Christa Burch’s new release Love of the Land, her long-anticipated first solo recording. I’m happy to report that it was well worth the wait. On her new CD, Christa (of Irvine,… Continue reading Christa Burch: Love of the Land (MP3)

blues · female singer · rock · singer-songwriter

Eilen Jewell: Sea of Tears (MP3)

Photo by Dan Tappan, Creative Commons License The night is dark and stormy. Cabs are scarce as hen’s teeth in this God-forsaken neighborhood, so you succumb to the lure of the neon lights and duck into a corner bar to shake off the cold. Heads turn as you walk in—the place is almost empty—but quickly… Continue reading Eilen Jewell: Sea of Tears (MP3)