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Thread #46624 Message #1115959
Posted By: Big Mick
14-Feb-04 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: RE: Jed Marum: The Soul of a Wanderer
Mike hits this one on the mark. It is my opinion that Jed is one of the finest singers performing today and deserves a much wider market. His guitar work is beyond compare, his way with a lyric the same, and his research is impeccable. A testament to his talent will be found in those that agreed to appear on this CD. You don't get a Paul Mills to produce, or a Brian MacNeil to contribute, unless they are convinced that you have what it takes. Rick Fielding contributed to this as well. I am reminded of his comment at the FSGW Getaway. After we came off stage, I thanked him for letting me sing with him. I told him that he needn't have taken me up there just because we were friends. He stopped me dead in my tracks, looked me straight in the eye, and informed me "I would never bring someone onstage with me that didn't belong there. This is how I make my living and I don't play with that". Huge lesson there, from a man that I respect more than virtually anyone. And that is the lesson when you look at Jed's CD. The folks that chose to appear are top flight pro's.
If I could be critical of this CD, I would. It simply is a wonderful CD, from a wonderful performer, with great songs, and a diverse mix. Buy it. It is that simple.
All the best,