The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119089 Message #2600069
Posted By: bseed(charleskratz)
29-Mar-09 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: New CD: 'Paris' by Sharyn Dimmick
Subject: Mudcatter CD: Sharyn Dimmick
Sharyn sent me a copy of her self-named CD after I sent her mine. I have been listening to it and thoroughly enjoying it this afternoon. It contains an eclectic mixture of songs, some written by Sharyn, some traditional, some by contemporary songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Most feature wonderfully sweet and simple instrumentation--Sharyn's guitar and a variety of other instruments--concertina, fiddle, banjo (by Art Peterson with whom I jam twice a month). Four of the numbers are a cappella, one timely song about the destruction of a way of life by modernization: "No More Fish, No Fishermen," two traditional tunes--"Little Sadie" and "Barbara Allen," in which Sharyn demonstrates her skills as storyteller as well as singer, and one hymn, "Bringing in the Sheaves". I think my favorite cut is her "The Wallflower Waltz," her voice and guitar and Kerry Parker's fiddle.