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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.
Category: Music




Jeff says ...
James Morrison is one of my favorite.
10/12/2011 6:35:34 PM CDT
Jay Levy says ...
My all-time favorite singer is the Brazilian Elis Regina, a combination of Ella, Joan Baez and Judy Collins.
10/12/2011 6:35:49 PM CDT
Angie says ...
Ellis Paul
10/16/2011 4:15:42 AM CDT
Susan Paul says ...
Minnie Ripperton, though she's departed the physical earth - her music is timeless and her voice is simply magnificient.
10/12/2011 6:35:11 PM CDT
Melody says ...
Matt Bellamy of Muse.
10/08/2011 9:55:28 PM CDT
Amy Shirley says ...
I can't pick a favorite singer songwriter! I have collected such a library of the Putumayo! And shared the love by purchasing cd's as gifts too! At the last vendor fair I was able to tell you in person, my upmost appreciation for this idea of gathering music from around the world, and highlighting the artistic talent of non mainstream musicians. Just wonderful! As a new Mom I get to share the Dreamland, Celtic Dreamland, Acoustic Dreamland, all with my baby Simone. Thanks again! Hope this finds you well!
10/09/2011 8:34:43 AM CDT
k says ...
indigo girls !
10/12/2011 11:25:48 PM CDT
Lokesh says ...
I like Silvio Rodriguez.
10/12/2011 6:08:00 PM CDT
Angie M. says ...
Hard to pick a favorite... older stuff could well be Woody Guthrie. Contemporary - John Prine is great (and his singing has better mass appeal).
10/12/2011 5:50:47 PM 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
Roberta Arnold says ...
I would love to win this. It would be the perfect gift for my daughter.
10/08/2011 3:13:48 PM CDT
Liz says ...
I find the fusion of French & African music style by "Les Nubians" to be on the level of Putumayo. Timeless, global, descriptive or a culture and soothing.
10/22/2011 8:15:25 AM CDT
august marrero says ...
mr john boutte is a awesome singer from nawlins my hometown. also papa grows funk with my bros john, jason, june,jellybean and awesome bass i forget his name. yea ya right. almost all music is AWEsome in my home town NAWLINS.august marrero from westwego living in san antonio, texas.
10/14/2011 3:19:20 AM CDT
Denise says ...
Nora Jones is my favorite artist.
10/12/2011 5:44:52 PM CDT
Alma says ...
Music soothes the soul. Back in the day it was and still is Carly Simon. Currently for me Adele. She has an amazing voice.
10/12/2011 11:35:02 PM CDT
KT says ...
I love Bob Dylan's works, interpreted by modern singers. He, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell are the best songwriters ever...and Leonard Cohen, too!
10/12/2011 11:36:17 PM CDT
dana r. says ...
the Waifs, Australia rocks !!
10/12/2011 11:26:01 PM CDT
Mark Joseph says ...
Bob Dylan, now and forever.
10/13/2011 10:42:08 PM CDT
aimee jordan says ...
Ray LaMontagne is my favorite singer-songwriter. Love all of his music and his sweet, beautiful lyrics.
10/13/2011 7:33:32 AM CDT
Vivian says ...
Wow...impossible to choose....they're all great. I'll have to go with the entire Nuevo Latino CD. Keep them coming!!!!
10/13/2011 5:30:58 AM CDT
Jeff Gilliland says ...
Hugh Cornwell of the Stranglers. He has a great solo catalog.
10/19/2011 10:57:20 AM CDT
Kristen M. says ...
I enjoy the music of Gungor (Michael & Lisa Gungor).
10/09/2011 1:33:53 AM CDT
ken vermes says ...
I love jazz singers and Kevin Mahogant is great--in world music Omara from Cuba and Anjelique Kidjo is fantastic
10/14/2011 4:39:41 AM CDT
sharon says ...
while she's not in my age group, it impresses me that Taylor Swift can do so much.
10/12/2011 6:01:47 PM CDT
Nancy says ...
I listen to classical, choral, jazz and folk. Really enjoy learning about new music - songwriters and their own tunes. btw --- anyway the cafe at the Roch. Hills store can purchase new bar stools that fit under the tables so one can sit comfortably? Great cafe! Love to eat a healthy bite and end with an awesome gelato! XOXOx0x0xooooooxx
10/14/2011 5:17:23 PM CDT