Walt Cronin came into being a serious folk singer songwriter around the age of 50. His life experiences as a medic in Vietnam and somewhat nomadic life after wards are the source of many of the folk songs he has written about relationships, societal issues, love songs and light-hearted fare which make up the content of what is his 3rd CD released in June 2010. Walt's goal was to reflect the sincerity of folk music history while placing the songs in a contemporary setting. The collaborators achieved their aims with his friend Martin Beal providing detailed arrangements and a fine editing ear while playing a myriad ofinstruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, mandolin, melodica, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, percussion,) as well as performing all drum programming. Quote: "Tender and introspective songs with the kind of realness and authenticity that is becoming quite rare." Alt-country, Americana, Folk Beeb Ashcroft Indie-Music
By Walt Cronin
The Frankie & Johnny Music Hour is a music show hosted by two drummers, Frankie Picasso and Johnny Collin. The F &J Music hour is a variety show of epic proportions dedicated to the art of music. Our goal is to introduce you to one new artist/band weekly, as well as to music industry professionals. If you are a professional musician/band who wants to get your music out there, if you are looking for band mates or you want to tell us about a great band, we want to hear from you, on AIR!!! This show is the place for those who love playing and those who love listening to music can come together. If you are just breaking into the music biz or been around for a long time, we want folks to have a more intimate insiders glimpse into the world of professional music. All in all, its an hour dedicated to the pursuit of music.
By Frankie & Johnny
<img border="0" src="http://www.backwardsofmaine.com/cuz3.gif">````````Out-pourings from the Grindstone, and other weird woods noises. Words, Music and Voices - written and sung by Cuz. Also: C.W. on the washtub, Mutt Glidden on 12-string hoss shoe, Hoove on Accoustic bucksaw and rasp. Special thanks to Jude Ippoliti and his "Judio". (This cast has samples of the CD that is available from the website)
This is the first of a series of podcasts presented by Michigan Folk Live, celebrating American Roots Music. Podcasts will normally feature both National touring acts and local Michigan Artists. If you are not familiar with MichiganFolkLive.com let me briefly tell you about us. Each Month we publish a concert calendar with 200-300, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass or alt-County Concert events occurring in the state. We also have a festival page with 80+ Michigan Folk Music festivals. MichiganFolkLive also includes a Folk music store with 300-400 folk, blues, bluegrass, alternative country and Celtic CD’s that feature both Michigan and National artists. So check us out on the web at www.michiganfolklive.com.
<img border="0" src="http://www.backwardsofmaine.com/cuz4.gif">````"Songs from an old guy with no voice and no talent, but a lot to say". Words, Music and Voices - written and sung by Cuz. Also: C.W. on the washtub, Mutt Glidden on 12-string hoss shoe, Hoove on Accoustic bucksaw and rasp. Special thanks to Jude Ippoliti and his "Judio". (This cast has samples of the CD that is available from the website)