Farewell to Tenth Month
There is a special kind of sonic magic that transforms October. As the late Nick Drake, acclaimed folk singer once sang “...Autumn reaches her for her golden crown...” The fresh morning chill in the air, the transmuting of foliage into natural blankets of color against bare charcoal branches against a purple twilight sky and the music that pervades and massages our soul.
As with other shows on the Croude throughout the year, there is no one particular genre ranking one above another. If the music, either instrumentally based or songs that meld to the month, you’ll find its placement in the five special shows I’ve planned. There is an emotional give and take between jugglinh artists from classical, progressive rock, folk, jazz and alternative--its fun to hear from listeners that these shows are some of their faves, too. They seldom give reasons--and that’s fine--if you could fully describe something why would you paint it? Or sculpt it? Or photograph it?
You will be treated a vast assortment of international, national and independent artists. Being famous has nothing to do with being on the show--only your skill in creating something that fits in with my perception of the October mood. Chopin meets Joe Farrell meets Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Steve Morse Band, Blind Faith, Mazzy Star, Mouth Music, Bernard Herrman, Al Stewart, Def Leppard, Martin Carthy, King Crimson, PJ Harvey, Gentile Giant, Robin Trower, Carol Lipnik, Heart, Nick Drake to name just a few. If the poetry of Third Season is to come into full bloom, the nature of genre boundaries need to be ignored. Music doesn’t need categories or labels. Just a willing set of receptive ears. So... this is your invitation to have a soundtrack to the glories of cooler night time air with a soundtrack that can be yours alone. Whether you’re taking a stroll on wet leaf strewn streets under atmospheric streetlamps on a rainy night or huddled in the cozy confines of your own space... this music is a poetic offering for you.
And a new offering by The Electric Croude Band featuring vocalist Sarah Kane.
Each of the October Croudes airs each late Saturday at midnight EDT on WCVE Public Radio HD.
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