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Putumayo’s Acoustic Café

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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T Santos says …

Love Stan Getz - especially The Girl From Ipanema. Always makes me relax.

A Moore says …

Musiq :-)

Richard Bollinger says …

Hard to choose from so many. Currently listening to Dave Frishberg, Dar Williams, Flogging Molly, and Leonard Cohen more often than others.

YF says …

Love Kurt Cobain

Steph says …

Current musical infatuation: The Tallest Man On Earth (definitely sounds like a young Bob Dylan.)

RobinM says …

There are so many talented performers out there. Can't pick a favorite.

Kyla says …

Grace Potter - and she's a local gal (or at least from New England)

sarah says …

I've bought some of these in the past and my whole family really enjoys them. Plus we play them in art class. Awesome!

pamela says …

Love these cds!! My favorite -- what could be better than Harry Manx covering Van Morrison?

Jen says …

I absolutely love the message that Michael Franti and Spearhead spread around the world! What a shining example of hope and positivity, but also of activism!

Jeanne says …

James Taylor is one of my favorites! And a local boy (NC) too!

Elizabeth says …

My favorite is wilco but I've heard the French cd of this set and it's great

Catherine says …

I recently saw Will Dailey who was traveling the country supporting Farm Aid. Everyone who loves singers/songwriters should tune in to his songs.

Pamela Downing says …

Leonard Cohen! I had the distinct pleasure of seeing (and hearing) him live a few years ago. I wish he would come back!

Elizabeth says …

I love Jeff tweedy's songs in wilco.

Jennifer Martell says …

My favorite would have to be Joan Baez.

cyndi hellstrom says …

I love all kind of of music. I adore international since it heps one relate to other cultures, but Bruce Springsteen and Patti smith are my faves.

Janice B says …

Love this CD! They play the Putumayo Acoustic Cafe music in the store and I simply love shopping Whole Foods Market. Thank you!

Ellen says …

I don't have a specific favorite singer-songwriter. I just love anyone who can tell a good story with their music.

Reyn Y. says …

My favorite is Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Michele says …

Carole King, of course

Gwyn says …

My favorite right now is Benjy Ferree, a singer/songwriter from the East Coast. He's wonderful,and his cover of Johnny Cash's "A Little At A Time" is a classic.

Jill says …

When I am in a girl power mood, I love to listen to Pink.

Kristin Stock says …

I love Death Cab, Iron and Wine, and Daniel Martin Moore.

Linda Grothe says …

My son told me to listen to Brown Bird because he liked their music and I would have to completely agree with him. I do enjoy their sound.

Stacy Lingle says …

Andy McKee

Patti Bailey says …

Food for the soul is as important as food for the body

Rhonda says …

It's near impossible to pick one artist but I would have to say Habib Koite from Mali is one of my favorites. Thank you Putumayo!

JW says …

no favorites

Jessica King says …

Kari Jobe

Kathy Fletcher says …

Jackon Dulaney is my favorite local singer song writer.

Lov2garden says …

We look forward to hearing the dance tunes in this collection.

Kathy Fletcher says …

Jackson Dulaney is my favorite local singer song writer. (I corrected the spelling of his name)

Jackie Arons says …

The Waifs are my favorite bringing back memories of some of my family in Australia.

SJ Schmidt says …

Just saw Gillian Welch live - they're my current fave.

ann says …

INCREDIBLE MUSIC!

Cindy Royal says …

I really enjoy Edwin McCain's singing and song writing abilities. He is quite entertaining on stage as well---worth the price of the ticket to any venue that he plays. He is honest and open about his feelings and shares a bit about himself and his life in every song.

Gail Finau says …

I have been collecting Putumayo music for years now and it just keeps getting better and better! My favorite is Nuevo Latino. Gail

Brooke C. says …

I use Putamayo kids music for my background music while my 3 year old and I work on arts or play around the house.

Terisa Legault says …

LOVE Joni Mitchell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie C says …

Old school ska: The Specials

Amy says …

We love the Putumayo CDs for children. Both our daughters have listened to them since birth!

Angie V says …

My favorite singer-songwriter is Peter Gabriel - great voice, immense talent, and socially conscious.

Michelle O'Connor says …

Love the Applacha Rising CD I bought when they were playing at the store on Briarcliff.

Cindy says …

Joni Mitchell is a fav!

Janice Walker says …

singer-songwriters Greg Brown Lucy Kaplansky

Susan Fyfe says …

I'm so excited to hear this new series from Putumayo. Everything they put out is incredible and so well done. I get to enjoy new musiciens and styles at a reasonable price!

Patricia L. says …

Esperanza Spalding!!!

Candi Sorensen says …

Candy Lee performs at the Riverside Arts Market. Her music appeals to all ages.

robyn says …

I'm enjoying music by Laura Veirs.

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