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Like Water

by Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald

their own gentle yet persuasive style of combination of storytelling, luscious melody and haunting harmony with love, peace, justice and dreamy arrangements thrown into the mix.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Judas Silver
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2. Oak Tree
3:58 $0.99
3. Salt in My Tears
4:55 $0.99
4. End of the Season
4:58 $0.99
5. Like Water
4:17 $0.99
6. Listen to Your Heart
4:39 $0.99
7. Peace Jumpers
5:06 $0.99
8. Talking About Freedom
7:30 $0.99
9. Starlight on the Rails
4:12 $0.99
10. Talk Radio
5:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Northern California modern folk musicians Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald have performed together for 22+ years, making the rounds on the national folk circuit for almost as long, garnering critical acclaim for their recordings as well as their performances wherever they go...

They tour regionally, nationwide and perform in Europe when their travels take them there - and there certainly have been times they've come home with empty pockets, but rich with new friends, new experiences and raw material for yet more new songs -
Because of current events in recent years they have found themselves devoted to activism for the causes of peace and justice, and much of their more recent music reflects this effort, in their own gentle yet persuasive style of combination of storytelling, luscious melody and haunting harmony - although songs pertinent to life's struggles, man's inhumanity to man and the abomination of war have always seemed to sneak their way into each recording they have made.

'Like Water', is a culmination of how the two feel about life, love and worlds' events as they stand today. Most of the songs on this CD are penned by Kamm as usual, although several have been co-written by MacDonald - who recently has taken a more active role in the creation of the songs. There are also 2 songs on board written by raconteur and historian Utah Phillips... one is a story about conscientious objectors in the second World War, which he handed as a poem to Kamm & MacDonald while sharing a concert stage with them, imploring them to write the music for it, and the other a well known and loved song, 'Starlight on the Rails'... also the title track of the new 4 disk CD 'songbook' recently released by Phillips.

Their music has been heard on Democracy Now!, satellite stations Dish Net's Acoustic Crossroads and the Sirius network, has been used for PBS programs (CA. Heartland and Visionaries') and their song 'Josephine' (their answer to the atrocities of 9-11 and all that has fallen around them since) was used at ground zero in NYC, in a multimedia presentation in tribute to the event's victims, on 9-11 2002, as well as on countless NPR, internet and community radio stations worldwide.

Their first album was recorded in 1986 on a whim in a friend's garage studio in Nevada City, CA - on a 4-track cassette tape deck with whatever microphones they could find. Their friend Mikail Graham helped them with the mixing and mastering process in his own, then fledgling, home studio and with the combined efforts of the 3, a cassette called 'Game of Dances' was born. Graham, now having worked with the duo on all of their recordings as well as on stage with them as a guitarist in their local and festival performances, has been right alongside them throughout the years. Kamm and MacDonald always consider Graham to be as important a part of the whole project as the songs and recording process are themselves.



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Paul Kamm and Eleanor MacDonald just keep getting better and better.
The newest and, for fans, long awaited CD is Paul and Eleanors's best yet. The lyrics are inspiring, the harmonies are beyond perfect and the music and orchestration are masterful.


çok beðendim


Muhtesem / Fantastic
I am a Turkish Canadian from Montreal and I am a classically trained pianist as well as an attorney. Up until I heard this CD on the airwaves, I did not care much for the folk music. But ‘Like Water’ has changed all that. I can't stop listening to ‘Starlight on the Rails’, my favorite track on the album over and over again, so much so that my wife is just getting sick of the song.

I really hope that Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald sing one day at the Istanbul Music Festival (held each June), so that other Turks from Europe could find the joy that this Canadian Turk has found in their music.

This is a great album folks go out and buy the CD; you will get hooked on listening to ‘Starlight on the Rails’.

As we say in Turkish, "cok tesekkurler bu muzik icin"; or "Merci pour la music" in French and "thank you for the music" in English.


Moving, deep and thought provoking
I heard Like Water on NPR and had to buy it! As an activist I appreciate the lyrics and the harmonies and are beautiful and inspiring.

Mary Eaton Fairfield

I love this CD! Beautiful, poignant, important. Must have.
I love this CD! I've been listening to Paul and Eleanore since they first started singing together. I still listen to all their CDs and this one is definitely a favorite. Beautiful, poignant, important.
Read more... gives you chills and moves your emotions.
Like Water is and amazing mix of beautiful voices, moving lyrics and a sound that you can feel in your body. Listening to it has moved me to tears with its mixture of Paul Kamm's lyrics along with the music and Eleanore's harmonies, and has also moved me to laughter from such an intense rush of feeling from the sound as a whole. It's an album that you can listen to whenever and appreciate it every time - Absolutely refreshing, uplifting and physically moving. A mix of story telling, political impowerment and a variety of beautiful sounds. You MUST hear this cd!

Janine Wilson

Like Water...flawless harmonies...hush to fire...insight and laughter...and best of all...hope. Talk Radio...we need to get this on NPR at full it! Play it again!


Gentle and kind even with the heavy stuff
I love this album. The music and harmony are beautiful. I'm particularly impressed with how gentle and kind the artists and their music are even while dealing pointedly with the most horrendous issues. We need more like this.

P.S. I really like Talk Radio!

Kim Miller

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!! Need tour schedule please....K.I.M.
Shipping was excellent! Email was funny, funny, funny!! Thanks.


Just soars
OK, I'm a sucker for acoustic guitar and fine, fine harmonies along with great songwriting.
I had previously owned Calling on Love and Live by Paul and Eleanore thinking it couldn't get any better.
I'm proud to say I was wrong, this CD is filled with all those things that almost...OK, not just almost (I'm an old sentimental guy), bring tears to my eyes.
I get in the car and turn it up, close my eyes....Whoa!!! maybe not...and am transported to a spot in the pines at Camp Mather listening to them in a song circle.
Doesn't get any better than that.
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