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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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laurie says …

I am always looking for new and exciting artists

Lisa Goldberg says …

In this genre, Nick Drake.

Donna says …

Why choose one favorite? Putamayo is wonderful because of the eclectic diversity of music...

Lisa Goldberg says …

In this category, Nick Drake.

Nikki S says …

I love Nora Jones

Patty Goodrich says …

Joni Mitchell & Beth Wood.

Katherine P. says …

Noel "Paul" Stookey!

Tara C says …

Carol King is my favorite singer-songwriter!

AnneO says …

Jeff Buckley

Mary says …

Favorites are Clapton and James Taylor.

Debbie Chioffe says …

I am always infatauted with one singer song writer or the other..sometimes it borders on true love. My most recent is Bruno Mars..LOVE him!

Shirley says …

Does Springsteen count? :)

Zelda Casparis says …

I recently discovered Sarah Jarosz and fell in love with her music. Singer songwriters are where it's at for me personally. And, I'm a big fan of Putumayo music. Opening doors to the world and sharing the universal language of music brings great power and vision to those of us who listen. Thanks Putumayo!

Molly says …

Nick Drake!

nancy pennington says …

I love Dar Williams music. Wish I could hear more of it on the radio.

Lorraine Brophy says …

Love Paul Simon

Shawn says …

I just watched the video on Vimeo Kitchen sessions - Brown Bird Danger and Dread. I hadn't heard of this group. I enjoyed it immensely and would love to win this 8 CD set!!! Thank you for considering my comment. Shawn

Sharon says …

Love the Putumayo collections.

Jenny says …

There are so many incredible artists out there. I come back to Ben Harper quite a bit. He has such a complex variety of styles all wrapped up in one person with a whole bunch of talent.

Brooke C says …

Aimee Mann, Neko Case, Brett Dennen and Leonard Cohen.

Ara says …

Rachael Yamagata... she's amazing!

Laura says …

sarah mclachlan is great!

Mari says …

I'd say Michiru Monday, Japanese-American singer-song writer. Her voice is just amazing.

Barbara says …

My favorite singer song writer was Kenny Rankin. Paul Mccarthy once said "he's the only artist that sings our songs better than we do".

Alan Wagman says …

My favorite singer-songwriter is Richard Shindell. One listen to Reunion Hill and you will understand.

Autumn says …

I adore Laura Marling. Her music is incredible!

Sue D says …

I too, am always looking for new artists! Have to agree with an earlier comment that Paul McCartney is one of the most prolific writer/singers of all times. I would love the opportunity to win the Putumayo set. Count me in!

Shannon Cleckler says …

Ray LaMontagne's soulful, raspy voice moves my groovesoul like no other!

Kent Merideth says …

Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Carole King and Gordon Lightfoot are "old timers", but they still seem relevant today.

Donna Slice says …

I don't have a favorite yet, but would love to explore the possibilities!

karen says …

I can't actually name an artist but I do love playing putamayo cds in my world geography classes. The kids start off complaining that I'm going to play old peoples music but always ask, where is this song from? They like it just as much as I do.

david dyson says …

I love their line!

katie says …

Tori Amos

Ronnie says …

I stick with the man -- Bob Dylan!

Jennifer T says …

I love Greg Brown!!! Joni Mitchell is also awesome!

Donna Young says …

Putoumayo makes the ultimate and coolest "mix tape" imaginable. They have the ultimate music collection to choose from. I am very jealous of their collection and yet so impressed by their choices and selection.

Kari Ehrhardt says …

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

George Gevargis says …

Beck for sure! He's capable Such a wide range of music . . .

randi says …

Paul Simon is amazing and timeless!

Mary says …

I really enjoy Justin Townes Earle. I also enjoy his father Steve's music. Glad to see that you compiled this set of contemporary artists doing thier thing.

Kristen Klemann says …

Right now I'm really enjoying Josh Radin.

Dawn-Marie Coggins says …

Harry Manx is just wonderful!

Chad M says …

I like Juana Molina. She does some cool things with looping with a Latin flair.

David Austin says …

Brandi Carlile. Amazing as a recording artist, and the best live performer I've ever seen, hands down.

Cindy says …

I love the Putumayo CDs because they are so eclectic, and easy to listen to, and they introduce me to a variety of artists I might not otherwise have heard. I'm a professional opera singer and don't listen to much commercial music, but I do love world music and have a sort of eclectic, uncool collection of non-classical stuff myself. Two of my faves are Tish Hinojosa and Lyle Lovett. Of course, my all-time fave is Joe Green (aka Giuseppe Verdi).

John Baldwin says …

David Sylvian

gina says …

tough choice! Ray LaMontagne is definitely one of the top.

Candace says …

I really enjoy Damien Rice and Corinne Bailey Rae!! I hope to win!! I enjoy the music of Putumayo as well!!

Reggie Short says …

Favorite singer writer - old school Jackson Brown or early Billy Joel

Jen says …

My all time favorite singer/songwriter is Paul Simon... hands down.

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