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by Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald

Their usual incredible harmony, recorded live with the ensembles of Rich Stanmyre, Dave Smith & Mikail Graham, and the Nina Gerber Band. Some duo work. Dreamy, esoteric, down to earth... recorded at the Nevada Theater in CA.,
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1. applause track
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2. All the Young Boys
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3. Calling on Love
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4. Daniel Lee
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5. Hills of Glendale
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6. Gates of the Wind (intro)
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7. North to the Sporades (reading)
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8. Gates of the Wind
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9. Last Tango in Paradise
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10. Lost in America
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11. Toxic Dumpsite
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12. Unbroken Chain
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Album Notes
Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald have been performing Original Contemporary Folk Music together for 28 years. Their music, a blend of contemporary and traditional styles, is graced by their exquisite harmony, compelling songwriting, deceptively simple arrangements and intricate guitar work. Both Paul & Eleanore have "sure and graceful voices but oh, when they meld it's one of those majestic, sinfully rich pleasures-- like a musical S'more..." (Dirty Linen Mag. #40)

They were Kerrville New Folk Winners in 1997 and for 2 consecutive years thereafter Paul was a winner at both the Telluride Troubadour contest and the Rocky Mtn. New Folks Showcase.

They've been applauded for their performances throughout the U.S. as well as overseas and have received a great deal of praise for the lyrical content of their songs and for the singular sound of their vocal blend... a haunting style which weaves their harmonies into a rich tapestry of guitar and storytelling. The quality of their vocal work has also earned them guest appearances on numerous CD's, and in 2001 they were asked to join the "Nina Gerber Band" for this same reason. One of the unexpected bonuses of this was to hear some of Paul and Eleanore's songs played with a handful of the most talented musicians to be found.

Since 1987 they have independently produced 7 albums of original music, receiving critical acclaim from the various trade reviewers. Their newest CD, "Fool's Paradise", features guest appearances by Nina Gerber, Peter Grant (New Riders of the Purple Sage), Keith Allen, Mikail Graham, Rob Bonner and a stunning acapella version of Woody Guthrie's "I've Got to Know".

"I once heard Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald at 4:30 in the morning and was sure I must have been dreaming, I pulled them aside the next day and made them sing again to prove it wasn't a mirage, and they are for real, GREAT writing and harmonies that can fuse your spine..."

"PAUL KAMM & ELEANORE MAC DONALD have managed to defy the odds by not only putting out a fine independently produced project, but by being responsible for writing and singing some of the best songs I've heard in a long time by any artist on any size label..."

"Timeless, angelic...sensual, immediate...Paul and Eleanore's voices weave together like colored ribbons blowing in the wind... no gimmicks,good singing and social and ecological awareness."

'LIVE' was recorded at the Nevada Theater in Nevada City, CA. on Nov. 5 and 6, 1999 by Bruce Wheelock - also, 'Last Tango in Paradise' was recorded at the Strawberry Music Festival, CA on Sept 2, 2001 with the Nina Gerber Band (Paul Kamm - guitar, vocal, Eleanore MacDonald - vocal, Nina Gerber- guitar, Keith Allen - guitar and slide, Cary Black, Bass, Vicki Randle - percussion and vocals), engineered by Skip Spragens and 'Calling on Love' was recorded at the Sebastapol Community Center in Sebastapol, CA accompanied by Nina Gerber on guitar on November 11, 2001.
The reading in intro to 'Gates of the Wind' is an excerpt from the book 'Gates of the Wind' by Michael Carroll, 1965, used w/ permission by the author.

All of the other songs feature Mikail Graham, guitar and keyboards; Dave Smith, piano; Rich Stanmyre, Acoustic Bass
Nevada Theater songs mixed and mastered/all other songs remastered by Mikail Graham, Eleanore MacDonald and Paul Kamm at the Other Studio, Nevada City, Ca.
Photos - Ron and Karen Bennett
Design - Lorraine Gervais



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I am so glad we got this CD. It is great!
Before we ordered this CD we had only heard one of the songs on KVMR. I am happy to say that all of the songs surpassed our expectations. If you like original music with great lyrics and beautiful harmonies you will also love this CD. Thank you, Della Tranquilli