Joanne Rand | Snake Oil and Hummingbirds

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Snake Oil and Hummingbirds

by Joanne Rand

"Psychedelic-Folk-Revival", "Songs that span the human condition". Avante-garde Appalachian traditionals, orchestral compositions, southern blues rock, all sung in Joanne Rand's own inimitable style. Goes down easy (Hummingbirds), stirs & stimulates (Sna
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1. Streets Today
4:31 album only
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2. Maid of Constant Sorrow
3:59 album only
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3. Shady Grove
5:22 album only
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4. Open Door
5:21 album only
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5. Broken Open Hearts
6:14 album only
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6. Squaw Rock
4:05 album only
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7. Shenandoah
4:49 album only
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8. Brother's Son
6:19 album only
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9. Into the Wild
6:21 album only
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10. Ocean In Me
6:55 album only
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11. Prayer for the River
3:47 album only
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12. Song of Life
4:43 album only
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13. Tennessee Waltz
4:55 album only
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"Psychedelic-Folk-Revival" "Songs that span the human condition". Avante-garde Appalachian traditionals, orchestral compositions, southern blues rock, topical and raw observations of life all sung in Rand's own inimitable style. Rands composition background is apparent in the rich crafting of these songs. Her compositions have been compared to Aaron Copland. Her voice was dubbed "hair-raising" by pulitzer prize winning poet Gary Snyder.The title derives from the medicinal quality of Rand's muse: some goes down easy (Hummingbirds), some stirs & stimulates (Snake Oil). The players: Joanne Rand (acoustic guitars, keyboards, vocals); Brad Cox & Jack Springett (drums); Ken Braziel (bass); Robert Franklin (acoustic & electric guitars); Gregg Moore (trombone); Cassie Moultin & Michael Fecskes (cello); Jim Hurley (violin); Joyce Hough (harmony vocals); Tim Gray (street noises). Co-produced by Joanne Rand and Stephen Hart (President of the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy).

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Thomas

Another great album from a true American folk hero
It's hard to believe that just about every other year Joanne Rand is able to outdo herself with a musical compilation, yet she has done it again. Her Snake Oil album defies genre description — is it folk? rock? blues? classical? — while mastering them all. "Streets Today" is the summation of life in an American town, it still makes me tear up. "Brother's Son" is a gritty blues masterpiece with searing guitar work by Robert Franklin (Shinbone). "Squaw Rock" examines an atrocity that occurred 150 years ago against Native women and extends it to the present, examining our current techno-saturated lives through the lens of human and even geologic history. Brilliant! Joanne has mined the traditionals and made them her own. Check out the extra verse on "Shenandoah." Joanne Rand stands out as one of the most important singer-songwriters in the nation. Buy this album, you won't be disappointed.
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Michele Cohen

Snake Oil & Hummingbirds
The lyrics from "Streets Today" are a raw view of the human condition inside America. We have the opportunity to learn and grow from the lyrics of Joanne Rand. Her gift to vocalize the stories of the world condition speaks to everyone who listens and opens their hearts to her voice. She is in the company of the few that can join and bind people together in harmony.
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Michele AnneLouise Cohen

A raw view of the human condition inside America
The lyrics from "Streets Today" are a raw view of the human condition inside America. We have the opportunity to learn and grow from the lyrics of Joanne Rand. Her gift to vocalize the stories of the world condition speaks to everyone who listens and opens their hearts to her voice. She is in the company of the few that can join and bind people together in harmony.
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TasefulListener

Sound Engineer
Her voice is amazing, and the production values are crystalline. I love to listen to her sing this variety of original and cover songs. More More!
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Joanne Rand

Snake Oil and Hummingbirds
loved it!
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