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Storyhill / Shade Of The Trees
Album:Shade Of The Trees Collection:General
Artist:Storyhill Added:06/2010
Label:Red House Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-08-15 Pull Date:2010-10-17 
Week Ending:26 Sep29 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 23, 2010:Daydream Disaster
Better Angels
2.Aug 24, 2010:Smartie Pop
Town Talks

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2010-08-04 
Storyhill, “Shade of the Trees” (Red House Records, 2010)
Reviewed by Abu Ramses – ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN

Studio album of Twin Cities-based singer-songwriter duo Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson. Classic folk style, minimalist recording - 2 acoustic guitars and 2 voices recorded around 1 mike to give a mono-like sound. Nice harmonies, recall Simon & Garfunkle. Songs of love, war, and sorrow. “Shade of the trees” is a quote from the last words of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson. 2007 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Award winners.

Try tracks 2, 3, 5, 8

1. Avalon – slow, tight harmony, soaring tenor - 3:30
2. Better Angels – Inspired by the Jackson quote, but not an ode to the old south - 3:37
3. Well of Sorrow – upbeat, nice guitar picking interludes, but sad - 3:08
4. Caught in a Mess – downbeat ballad of lost love, money, etc. - 3:21
5. Cover Your Tracks – quick finger picking, maybe best guitar piece - 3:03
6. World Go Round – mid-tempo, finger picking, come on baby song - 3:56
7. Getaway – slow, duet and exchanging solo lines - 3:27
8. Town Talks – up beat, finger picking with swing - 3:01
9. Dangerous Weapon- mid-tempo,“this is love, blindfolded & dumb”- 3:06
10. Pieces of Love – upbeat, finger picking, nature & sometime love - 2:50

Track Listing
1.Avalon 6.World Go Round
2.Better Angels 7.Getaway
3.Well Of Sorrow 8.Town Talks
4.Caught In A Mess 9.Dangerous Weapon
5.Cover Your Tracks 10.Pieces Of Love