At Ken Sanders Rare Books


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A collection of thirteen of Kate MacLeod’s songs (eight previously unrecorded) inspired by books, written over a thirty year period, with spoken introductions to several. Recorded with a small audience, At Ken Sanders Rare Books is as rare a window into an artist’s world: a feast of spiritually massive, painterly songs sung by one woman with a guitar and a harmonica. Blending curiosity and delight with serious reflection, MacLeod is as unmistakably singular in her vision as Van Gogh, even and especially in songs based on other peoples’. The more and more closely you listen, the more there is.

1. Anam Cara (Inspired by John O’Donohue’s Anam Cara)
2. Love In and Out of Time (The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger)
3. Riding the White Horse Home (Riding the White Horse Home, A Western Family Album by Teresa Jordan)
4. PrairyErth (PrairyErth by William Least Heat-Moon)
5. The Annual Menhaden (Men’s Lives: The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork by Peter Matthiesson)
6. Butch Cassidy Was Here (Butch Cassidy: A Biography by Richard Patterson)
7. The Solace of the Broken (Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony)
8. Blue Highways (book by William Least Heat-Moon)
9. Shadows of Avalon (Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley)
10. Lucy of Littletown (The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle by Beatrix Potter)
11. Tom Egan (Drop Him Till He Dies by C. John Egan, Jr.)
12. New Homeland (Chesapeake, by James A. Michener)
13. Pilgrim’s Progress (Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan)

harmonies on tracks 7 & 12 by Mark Hazel



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