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Rex Art Thieme-new CD out on Folk Legacy!!! (61* d) RE: Art Thieme-new CD out on Folk Legacy!!! 17 May 06


I put a review about this fine collection of Art's work, Chicago Town and Points West. It occurs to me that I might put it here too. So here goes. Thanks Art for a great bit of Americana! Rex
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Chicago Town and Points West

Art has been plying the waters of folk music longer than most of us.
In the course of this musical journey, some of his performances were
captured on tape. I am sure grateful that some folks got with Art and
put some of these gems on a CD. For those of you that know Art Thieme, this is Art at his best, to borrow his comment about one of his songs, warts, roses and all. There are 18 tracks of the songs of the coming up years of this great country. From the steel mills of the Great Lakes, the old South and the wild West. You'll find material here from Leadbelly, Bob Wills, Pete Seeger and Uncle Dave Macon. Art knows a good song when he finds it and how to bring it to life. Some of us understand a song's place in time. Art goes beyond that to a songs _place_. Where it is from. Where it grew up and frolicked in the meadows of its youth. All this from a man that still understands the good to be found in a Martin guitar and a voice as warm and comforting as my wood stove. Get yourself a copy of this CD and have another look at America. Warts, roses and all.

Rex Rideout


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