Someday We'll All Be...
In the genre known as "Folk Music" little has changed in the last three decades. If in fact it has, it's usually not for the better. Save for Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and very few others, most of it is non poetic schlock. I was personally handed these recordings when leaving an awards ceremony. I didn't listen to them immediately but when I did, what I found was something I wasn't looking for. That is to say, I wasn't looking because I thought it no longer existed. Folk music about real folks by real folks. The group leader, guitarist and song writer for the majority of the songs in this collection is Carol Ann Blum who is joined by her sister Mary Lou Sweeney, a song writer and gifted instrumentalist. They are both from Western Kentucky. They are accompanied by accomplished song writer, singer and guitarist Jeff Seidel who hails from Virginia. He adds the male counterpart to their distinctive sibling harmony. Leo Tolstoy once said "Music is love in search of a voice". These are three of the most loving voices I've heard in a long time. SONGS, songs of love, hate and indifference, stories they have lived. Listen to Carol Ann and the Coastal People sing their songs. They take you forward and back all at the same time.