Category: Program Highlights

Echoes Top 25 for September: Fernwood Heads List

Fernwood tops the Echoes Top 25 for September with their CD of the Month, Sangita September was another strong month for new music on Echoes, led by the second album from Fernwood, Sangita. I wrote about this group and their global Americana chamber music in my September CD of the Month review. Interestingly, the top…

Echoes CD of the Month: Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy’s Frio Suite

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/podcasts/JohnsonKeaggyEL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSKeyboardist Jeff Johnson and Guitarist Phil Keaggy converge on a CD of Pastoral Chamber Ambiences You can hear an Audio Review of Frio Suite, with Music here. Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy are musicians from different musical worlds. Jeff Johnson is best known for his many Celtic and…

Top 20 CDs for 20 Years of Echoes: John’s Picks

We asked listeners to pick their Top 10 CDs which will be tabulated into a list of 200 CDs for 20 Years of Echoes.  The only requirements were they had to have been played on Echoes, but could have been released at any time.  I’ve modified those rules for my list, limiting myself to the…

20 Icons of Echoes: John’s Picks

We’ve been asking you to submit your 20 Icons and Top 10 Echoes CDs for our 20th Anniversary. If you haven’t yet, go to The Echoes 20th Anniversary Listener Poll and enter for you chance to win an iPod Touch. Here’s my 2o Icons. JOHN DILIBERTO’S 20 ICONS OF ECHOES The Icons are always difficult.…

Top 5 Patrick O’Hearn Albums

We celebrate a master of Mood and ambience with Patrick O’Hearn-Then & Now Patrick O’Hearn has been one of the defining voices of modern electronic music.  Until the rise of Yanni, he was the signature artists of the Private Music label.  Since his debut album, Ancient Dreams in 1985, he’s continued releasing finely crafted, deeply…

Echo Location: Rena Jones’ Ambient Chamber Music

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090916.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSClassical string player Rena Jones, puts cello and violin into laptop generated landscapes. You can hear an audio version of this blog with Rena Jones’ music, here. If you’re a gamer, you’ve probably heard some of Rena Jone’s music. Rena Jones:  I write music for Dance, Dance Revolution.…

Harold Budd & Clive Wright Interview

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-BuddWright.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Harold Budd & Clive Wright: Strangers in the Ambient Night You can get the Podcast of this interview with music here. Clive Wright and Harold Budd couldn’t be more different. Born in 1936, Harold Budd is elegant, and thoughtful. He looks like he just got off the…

Echo Location: Donna De Lory’s Pop Chants

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090909.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSDonna De Lory turns sacred mantras into ecstatic pop You can hear an audio version of this podcast with Donna De Lory’s music here. Up until last year, when she was pregnant with her second child, Donna De Lory had shaked, shimmied and sung back-up vocals on every…

Echoes September CD of the Month: Fernwood’s Sangita

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090902.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSGlobal Americana Chamber Music You can hear an audio version of this blog, with Fernwood‘s music, here. Fernwood is the name of an acoustic band from southern California, but that’s about the only geographical data on this group that’s easy to nail down.  Consisting of  multi-instrumentalists, Gayle Ellett…