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Thread #46624   Message #1192917
Posted By: Fortunato
24-May-04 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Summer is a'commin' in like bills to a mailbox. Soon enough, the PFS office will be a beehive of chaotic fervor as every volunteer in the contiguous states girds for the extravaganza that is the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Ah, there will be no time or space for TUNE UP until Labor Day. So, this is it, bunkies, but before my swan goes back to being a duckling, let's clear the shelves.
    It has been a so-so year for folk recording. Trad has been a little more in evidence and, if the quality level has not always risen to expectation, I am grateful for all the brave souls who take the time, the effort, the money and the commitment to the dream. I know, from my own experience, how consuming a recording project can be.
    (I would like to thank the legendary George Britton for his lavish review of my CD. George's enthusiasm is overwhelming. When the Main Point Coffeehouse opened in 1963, George was the emcee. His introduction of the featured act, Ed McCurdy, was so lengthy and gushing that McCurdy's first words on stage were, "Am I supposed to sing or stud?")
      Little Steps, a sweet family band from Perkasie, Montgomery County, PA has a new CD entitled "Daybreak" and it is delightful. The Yoder clan, papa Rob, mama Anna Lisa, young'uns Trudy, Lydia and Seth are joined with Chris Cole and his daughter, Emily in a set of half trad and half not. It is the special feeling of family that elevates this recording. The kids handle this Americeltic standards with ease and oomph. If you would like to hear more from and about Little Steps, you can call the Yoders at 215-538-5280.