Mudcat Café message #3240015 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139955   Message #3240015
Posted By: Janie
16-Oct-11 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: Review: THIS IS US: New Mudcat CD set
Subject: RE: Review: THIS IS US: New Mudcat CD set
I don't have knowledge or expertise to really call this a review, but this seems to be the best place to post my experience of the set.

This weekend was one of my solitary semimonthly 600 mile round trips home to Charleston, WV, and it afforded the opportunity to listen well to the entire 6 CD set.

What an amazing, diverse and compelling compilation, and what a wonderful sharing on the part of so many people who are participants in this community on so many levels. The selections and the contributors range from professional and semi-professional musicians, to practiced and talented amateurs, to a few of us who lift our voices in song and/or mostly listen to or participate with the voices of others in song as assorted expressions of the ways we make and express meaning in our lives.

It was a beautiful autumn weekend to traverse the northern Piedmont, up into and across the Blue Ridge, Alleghenies and Appalachian plateau down to the Kanawha River Valley, made even more beautiful by the company of the Mudcat Community made manifest on this collection of CD's.

Barrie and helpers, I really want to commend you for the insightful way you constructed and arranged the selections on these 6 CD's.