Thursday, April 14, 2016

CD Review: Revisit Pete Seeger's Grammy Album "Pete" Along With New Music From Miss Nina And Eric Herman

American folk legend Pete Seeger won his first Grammy in 1997 for his album "Pete." It was produced by Grammy winning producer Paul Winter and features eighteen tracks that have become timeless classics over the last twenty years. In honor of this achievement, Living Music is re-releasing the album on CD with a bonus DVD containing footage of Seeger performing alongside the Paul Winter Consort, Susan Osborn and Brazilian band, Pe de Boi. The DVD features three of Seeger's performances in Connecticut, beginning in 1982 with the Living Music Festival at the Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall, CT. The show was recorded by a three-man camera crew and went unviewed for 33 years until Seeger's passing in 2014. The original tapes were converted to high definition for this release. Also included is a video of Pete Seeger performing live in 1997 at Paul Winter's farm, where the "Pete" album was recorded and finally one of Seeger's last performances in Connecticut in 2005. He sang at a banquet in Goshen, CT, hosted by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society in honor of the 40th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."  

 The album features Seeger at his most inspirational with the addition of a chorus on many of these songs like "My Rainbow Race" and "The Water Is Wide," which give him a preacher-like appearance on this album. He seems to be given new life with the storied lyrics of "Sailing Down My Golden River" and "How Can I Keep From Singing" as Seeger seems far from his final days of performing. There is a familiarity with his delivery of "Old Devil Time" and "In The Evening" that puts your worries at ease as you enjoy the best this classic artist has to offer. To find out more about this new re-issue of Pete Seeger's "Pete," please visit

Beloved children's musician Miss Nina will soon be releasing her new album "Every Day's Your Birthday" with her band The Jumping Jacks. The new twelve song release begins with the fun, up-beat swing of the title-song, "Every Day's Your Birthday." She gets silly with "This Song," which should have kids sing along in no time at all. She goes quiet for the acoustic "Colors Of You," before getting you back up your feet for the instructional dance of "Up & Down." After delivering her folk/pop gem "Sunshine Blue Skies," Miss Nina closes the album with the laid-back country vibe of "Let's Go Home" and the hip-hop delivery of "DJ In My PJs." To find out more about Miss Nina and The Jumping Jacks latest album "Every Day's Your Birthday," please visit

Children's recording artist Eric Herman will be releasing his new album "Bubble Wrap" on June 10th. It is the first album to feature his band The Thunder Puppies and looks to bridge the gap between kids and tween pop/rock music. Beginning with the title song, "Bubble Wrap" you are instantly jolted with this light-hearted song. His word play in "You Are What You Eat" is very addictive as he continues with the bluesy tone of "Where's Saturday." Eric has a similar tone to many of today's alt-pop bands with the storied lyrics of "Everybody's Watching," before finishing up the new twelve-song release the piano ballad "Okay" and the pop/rock of "Hello." To find out more about Eric Herman and The Thunder Puppies and their latest release "Bubble Wrap," please visit

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