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Putumayo’s Acoustic Café

By Dan Storper, October 8, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Dan Storper
Read on for a chance to win an 8-CD set from Putumayo’s Acoustic and Café series. Dan Storper is the CEO and Founder of Putumayo World Music. I am really excited to release our first contemporary singer-songwriter collection since 1994. It includes some of my favorite recording artists from the US, Canada, South Africa and Australia and combines the best elements of Putumayo’s successful Acoustic and Café series, which has been sold in most Whole Foods Market stores. On Acoustic Café, Putumayo features rising young stars and new discoveries. In keeping with our global approach, the artists hail from around the globe. American singers such as Trevor Hall, Justin Townes Earle, Sarah Jarosz, are represented, while Harry Manx (Canada), Gregory Alan Isakov (South Africa) and The Waifs (Australia) are featured as well. These innovative artists offer a variety of vocal highlights, from the bluesy folk stylings of Brown Bird (“Danger and Dread” — check out this video) to Trevor Hall’s contemporary “The World Keeps Turnin’.” Harry Manx’s cover of Van Morrison’s Crazy Love” and Sarah Jarosz’s rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Ring Them Bells” demonstrate the power of contemporary artists to re-interpret beloved classics in their own styles. Justin Townes Earle showcases his distinctive dark and raspy vocals with an Americana edge on “One More Night in Brooklyn,” while The Sweet Remains offer beautiful harmonies on “Dance With Me.” Gregory Alan Isakov brings a modern folk sound to “The Stable Song” while Lucy Kaplansky hews to a more traditional folk sensibility on “Manhattan Moon. “ Fences tells a tale of lost love on “From Russia With….” and Jon and Roy offer the uplifting “Any Day Now.” The Waifs from Australia round out the collection with their upbeat energy on “Love Serenade.” Acoustic Café is available at most Whole Foods Market stores. Do you have a favorite singer-songwriter? Let us know who they are in the comments below for a chance to win an 8-CD set from Putumayo’s Café and Acoustic series. Comment by October 18th for a chance to win. We’ll choose one comment at random to receive the CDs.
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Apricot says ...
I've loved singer-songwriter stuff since the 70s, but my most recent favorite is Ben Howard.
10/08/2011 5:41:43 AM CDT
Stephanie says ...
For me it's a toss up between Iron and Wine and Jay Brannan. They both have a spot in my heart.
10/08/2011 11:06:47 AM CDT
Jennifer J says ...
I would have to say Tori Amos.
10/08/2011 11:06:54 AM CDT
Beth Standfuss says ...
This is the kind of music I work to! I can get through the toughest paperwork stack without "a bat of an eye" with the right music in que! PLEEZ help me to get my work done :)
10/08/2011 11:07:00 AM CDT
Jessie says ...
Joni Mitchell, of course. :)
10/08/2011 11:09:31 AM CDT
Nick Ware says ...
I love the Putamayo collections! My favorite is Nuevo Latino.
10/08/2011 11:12:09 AM CDT
Katie says ...
Harry Manx’s cover of Van Morrison’s Crazy Love!
10/08/2011 11:13:37 AM CDT
Jason Cook says ...
I gotta support my fellow Canuck Harry Manx.
10/08/2011 11:15:38 AM CDT
dawnielle says ...
I'd have to currently say Joshua Radin. <3
10/08/2011 11:20:10 AM CDT
Carlos carrasco says ...
Silvio Rodriguez.
10/08/2011 11:22:54 AM CDT
Ashley Bittle says ...
There are a plethora of talented artists to choose from throughout history. On that note, it's difficulty to choose one though when narrowing down to one singer, I'd probably go with Van Morrison.
10/08/2011 11:29:27 AM CDT
Maria Castillo says ...
I really love a venezuelan singer and songwriter Franco De Vita :)
10/08/2011 11:33:17 AM CDT
Gregor Trieste says ...
Not enought good contemporary singer/song writers these days, but Martin Sexton is definately one of my favorite! Thanks! I look forward to listening...
10/08/2011 11:44:39 AM CDT
Jessica P says ...
My favorite artist has always been Kurt Cobain
10/08/2011 11:46:38 AM CDT
Eddie says ...
I would say Leonard Skinner.
10/08/2011 11:47:11 AM CDT
Kimberlee says ...
I enjoy John Paul White of The Civil Wars.
10/08/2011 12:18:00 PM CDT
Mike S says ...
My singer/songwriter pick is DEFINITELY Brett Dennen! Man, I would love this CD set to play through my new system from Tivoli Audio!
10/08/2011 12:44:56 PM CDT
Angela Adams DeMoss says ...
Favorite singer-songwriter? Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, now First Lady of France, whose haunting "Quelqu'un m'a dit" was featured on Putumayo's Paris Cafe CD. She's an amazing activist and a very talented woman.
10/08/2011 12:49:06 PM CDT
Meg Bressette says ...
I have been a fan of Ellis Paul for quite awhile, as well as James & Livingston Taylor.
10/08/2011 12:53:55 PM CDT
Kalpna says ...
One of our favorites is Miriam Makeba - tremendous voice and energy!
10/08/2011 12:57:11 PM CDT
Kristin says ...
I like Ben Gibbard.
10/08/2011 1:22:00 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I'm a huge fan of Duncan Sheik.
10/08/2011 1:26:14 PM CDT
Kathleen says ...
I love Chuck Ragan! He's my favorite!
10/08/2011 2:09:26 PM CDT
I. Gabriela Sanchez says ...
I love Gregory Alan Isakov. Good stuff.
10/08/2011 2:48:49 PM CDT
Bill Morris says ...
My favorite singer-songwriter would be John Lennon.
10/08/2011 2:56:26 PM CDT

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