Saturday, 31 January 2009

Top albums of 2008 include 10 years of EWOB

Liz Meyer reports:

We're pleased to announce that 10 years of EWOB [Strictly Country Records SCR-66] made the Top 10 Albums of 2008 on the Folk Radio Chart, representing radio airplay on Folk & Bluegrass radio shows. (The chart is international but is concentrated mostly in the USA and Canada.)

These DJs, who select from a wide range of folk and bluegrass albums, not only recognise the historical and cultural significance of this release, but report being surprised and delighted by the high level of musicianship and the quality of the recordings. In fact, 10 years of EWOB is the ONLY bluegrass album to make the Top 10!

For the top 123 albums on the Folk Radio Chart, see this list on the EWOB Festival website. The five most-played tracks from 10 years of EWOB are:

1) Fragment, 'Fields of gold'
2) Rawhide, 'The typewriter'
3) Liz Meyer with Nugget, 'I've got a feelin''
4) Claire Lynch Band, 'A little further in the hole'
5) The Chapmans, 'Cold and lonely'