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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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Jeff Krasner says …

Linda Ronstadt

Earl Turner says …

I like Enya...very romantic, exotic and enchanting.

Kate I says …

Too many to name, but all time favorite Guns n Roses!

NIcole nielsen says …

Ryan Adams!!

Carolyn Harrelson says …

Love all of Putumayo's music and am looking forward to Sarah Jarosz singing Bob Dylan - one of my favorites!

Marcus says …

antonio carlos jobim

Dan Bauer says …

Amos Lee is one of my top favorites!

TonyN says …

Really into Agnus and Julia Stone right now.

Debbe says …

I've loved acoustic singer-songwriters since first listening to Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Dylan.........all those classics decades ago. The new breed s/s remind me a lot of the early days. Plus I have a 16 year old nephew who's an up and coming s/s - his name is Will Pfrang. You heard it here first!!

Lindy T says …

I love blues, african and brazilain combos! Can't wait to hear the new artists.

May says …

Cant believe it took this long for him to get into the hall of fame, but Leon Russell Rocks!

Christy says …

I love it!

LaVerne Rose says …

I listen to KGNU for I am often inspired by sounds from all over the world and they play such a variety that I find expands my mind in how I look at the world. Just as the philosopher Ayn Rand wrote that looking at art expands the mind by opening up to things you have never seen, I feel different sounds do also.

Cara Olivenza says …

We listen to a lot of folk and country. My 2 life-long favorites are Greg Brown and Johnny Cash.

Niki Genusa says …

This will show my age, but I love Bonnie Raitt. And one of the best shows I ever saw was at Liberty Hall in Houston: Dave Bromberg...

Jill says …

Mandalyn May & her folksy ukulele are sure sweet music to my ears.

MJ Clausen says …

I have several Putumayo cds and really enjoy them all. They are so very relaxing and energizing at the same time. My favorite right now is Music from the Chocolate Lands, particularly Marcantonio. His tyle is so evocative of Astrud Gilberto, one of my favorites.

Donna says …

Love this kind of music. Vienna Tang, local girl and fellow Stanford grad :D

Maggie Strunk says …

If I had to pick just one, it would be Gillian Welch.

Ellen says …

I love this music, especially the children's edition!

Jennifer says …

MAISEY RIKA from Aotearoa!!!! (NZ)

Stacy says …

Jose Gonzalez! Heartbeats rocks.

Mary D'Amato says …

Our favorite is John Hiatt. He is a truly accomplished musician, singer, and songwriter for all ages. We like to see him at Chatuaqua in Boulder - it is a great natural environment. A basket of Whole Foods goodies is the perfect match for this guy. He can sing, play the guitar, harmonica, and write beautiful songs.

sally little says …

One of my favorite artists is Patty Griffin. I love her song "Heavenly Day". I hope I win a CD set!

Janet says …

Dimdanana from World Lounge is one of my favorites!

Roxanne says …

SF Bay Area singer-songwriter Holcombe Waller is my new favorite! Check him out.

Rebs says …

I'm very fond of Greg Brown and his wonderful songs that include the lines, "Dad, the moon is following us." and "My grandma put the summer all in jars." Also love Holly Near, Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Vance Gilbert and many, many more. Putamayo puts together great collections!

Mel says …

I like the sound of The Waifs, their energy is so jovial.

Mallory says …

My favorite would have to be Robert Hunter

Heather @ Queen Bee Coupons says …

I'm a big fan of Emmylou Harris

Carrie says …

I'm really loving Adelle right now.

Mary says …

WOW, How do I pick a favorite? Even one from a Putumayo album would be hard.

Don Wagner says …

I've loved Putumayo thgrough the years. Even if I don't win the CDs, I'll be buying Putumayo's Acoustic Cafe.

Frank says …

Cool stuff, folks.

Jennifer K. says …

There are too many fantastic performers to pick just one! I own many Putumayo CDs and I fall in love with a new singer/songwriter with every new one I hear...

Erin says …

Ray LaMontagne is a favorite in our house.

pat jackson says …

I love all kinds of music.From the Allman Brothers,Billy Joel, Jack Johnson,Stevie Ray Vaughn,Hound Dog Taylor and Nora Jones..just to name of a few...

tova stabin says …

Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, and really a lot on the Putymayo cd's (Arabic Groove, Turkish Groove, Israel, A Jewish Odysee, African Party, African Beat...)

Beth says …

Oh, thank you, Putumayo, for introducing us to such wonderful artists worldwide, and exposing us to such a glorious variety of musicians and composers. You have brought a great deal of joy and enlightenment to many, many listeners! How could anyone pick a favorite? Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, ??????????

Stacie anne strittmatter says …

Sweet Remains is good love it!

annie says …

Anything from Sirius XM spa station 68 is usually great esp. Sayama. gongs, crystal bowls,windchimes. waterfalls & sounds of nature.

Debbie says …

I love Justine Suissa with or without music--her voice moves me to tears sometimes. Acoustic music is so soulful.

Yesenia says …

So much great music out there that it is tough to pick a favorite. I really love Zac Brown.

Kevin says …

I like Tina Malia!

janice esposito says …

I love these collections

Sita says …

There's too many amazing artists to pick a favorite, so many to discover every day, and Putumayo always brings fantastic beats to my world!

Stephanie says …

I like Blues Traveler a lot. My son LOVES the Putumayo CD's and loves the listening stations at my local Whole Foods!

Don Stahl-Ricco says …

I love Putumayo's collections! My 3 and 1/2 year old daughter does too! We love Dar Williams, the Indigo Girls, and Dave Matthews!

Marian Gordin says …

Emily Saliers, Atlanta-Decatur, GA!

joan m says …

Juan Luis Guerra!

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