Sunday, April 17, 2011

Riding on the back of the wind

This past week I listened to Carrie Ferguson's album "Riding on the Back of the Wind." Ferguson is a folk singer hailing from Northampton, MA and her album is bursting with diverse talent. Her style is a mixture of folk and rock. Some songs have upbeat melodies and others are a bit more melancholy.

The song "Paris," for example, mixes piano, orchestral and vocal melodies as Ferguson sings about Paris in the rain. And something about this song just seems to fit in with a rainy day. If I had to pick a song to describe a rainy day, I would pick this one. The song "Girls Like Me," on the other hand, is fun and playful, and yet touches on a deeper issue for Ferguson.

"Riding on the Back of the Wind" is Ferguson's debut album.

See Ferguson live!
April 23, Amherst, MA, Amherst Sustainability Festival, town common, FREE 11 a.m.
May 7, Northampton, MA, Northampton Pride March 2011, FREE
May 7, Holyoke, MA, Scorpion Bowl, 903 Dwight St., FREE, 7 pm,
June 2, Salem, MA, Gulu Gulu Cafe, 56 Central Square
June 3, Brooklyn, NY, Goodbye Blue Monday, Carrie Ferguson with Daniel Hales 1087 Broadway
June 4, New Jersey, Carrie Ferguson with Daniel Hales, House Concert
June 5, Fairfield, Conn., Las Vetas Lounge, Carrie Ferguson with Daniel Hales, 1462 Post Rd.,3 p.m.
July 21, Pittsburgh, PA, House Concert, Carrie Ferguson with Daniel Hales
July 23, Cleveland, OH, Barking Spider, Carrie Ferguson with Daniel Hales, 11310 Juniper Rd.

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