Steve Edmunds’ collection of self-penned songs, Lonesome on the Ground, makes me wish I was in California… warm and easy feeling, making music with good friends. (I think people who say unkind things about California are mad, because they’re cold.) Steve’s album was produced by Laurie Lewis, who also accompanies him, along with a can’t be beat bunch, including Nina Gerber on guitar, Barbara Higbie at the piano, Tom Rozum on mandolin, and a cast of sterling supporting players. Steve explores love, loss, alienation, and longing, singing with style and grace. (My particular favorite is “Rockabye Moon,” a kind of lullaby that reminds us of how we need fathers to sing to their children.) Sit and listen, and wherever you are, you’ll be transported to a warm summer night, sitting around a campfire, drinking good wine with friends, and rocking gently to a Western tune.
If organoleptics are tasting events, what are listening events? No matter! This missive is to let you know that Steve Edmunds’ CD, Lonesome on the Ground, has been pressed, sealed, delivered, and is available for your listening pleasure. The best way to get a copy is to come to the Fête du Vin this Sunday in Berkeley but if that’s not possible, the CD can also be ordered by mail. CDs are $15 each; please include $2.00 shipping and handling for the first CD, and $.50 for each additional CD. Checks should be made payable to Steve Edmunds and sent to 1331 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709.
There’s more about the CD on the website, including three tracks that you can sample as long as you’ve installed RealPlayer on your computer.