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Angels On the Radio

by Rob Carlson & Benefit Street

Americana, singer/songwriter, folk, rock; melodic, humorous, serious, memorable - all describe songs in Rob Carlson & The Benefit Street Band's exciting second CD of original music."Bonus": the last studio recording by Modern Man, Rob's former band.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All I Saw
Rob Carlson & Benefit Street
3:39 $0.99
2. Shakin' On Down
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3:46 $0.99
3. Stopwatch
Rob Carlson & Benefit Street
4:06 $0.99
4. Your Own Lyin' Eyes
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3:28 $0.99
5. Angels On the Radio
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4:24 $0.99
6. Benefit Street & Me
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3:23 $0.99
7. Me
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4:41 $0.99
8. The One Called Shenandoah
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4:29 $0.99
9. When I Turn to You
Rob Carlson & Benefit Street
4:13 $0.99
10. Gardner, Illinois
Rob Carlson & Benefit Street
3:56 $0.99
11. Let's Run Away
Rob Carlson & Benefit Street
3:17 $0.99
12. Small Town Band
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4:03 $0.99
13. Los Geezers del Amor
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4:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
The latest chapter in Rob Carlson's long and illustrious career may not set the world on fire, but it will warm its heart, make it laugh, give it some excellent songs to sing, melodies to hum and some good beats to dance to. "Angels on the Radio," Rob's second album with The Benefit Street Band, features a lucky 13 original songs in a variety of genres, loosely clustered around "Americana." From the anthemic title track through the rockin' "All I Saw," from the poignant "The One Called Shenandoah" through the richly-layered musical biography "Benefit Street and Me," the band presents a varied mix of styles and textures united by strong melodies and arrangements. Benefit Street members also contribute original rockers: string-wizard Vin Pasternak's "When I Turn to You" and Paul Payton's "Me."

Rob Carlson has been playing in bands since high school, including the first version of Benefit Street and the duo Carlson & Gailmor, who had the 1974 cult classic album "Peaceable Kingdom" on Polydor. Rob is and has been a producer, jingle writer and performer, radio production director, recording studio owner and always a touring musician. His most recent band, Modern Man, a folk-comedy group, was a major attraction on the folk circuit for over 15 years. Their final studio cut, "Los Geezers del Amor," written by Rob, is included as a bonus track on this album.

Vin Pasternak, who contributes mandolin, violin, viola and guitar to the group, is a longtime musician on the folk circuit including New England legends Folks Together. He currently lives a mile from Benefit Street, "the hippest street in town" in Providence, RI.

Paul Payton, keyboardist, played with Rob in the original Benefit Street and rejoined him several decades later after a long and successful career in radio broadcasting and voice-overs. (New Englanders may remember "Country Paul" and "Dr. Strangevoice" from Connecticut andf Rhode Island radio.) He has also released "The Kids Would Go Wild," an album of original songs by The Fabulous Dudes, his authentic-sounding new doo-wop group.

Sam Carlson, drummer/percussionist, is active in at least three additional bands, including the highly regarded indie/progressive duo, Ports of Spain. Paul says, "He would be our drummer of choice even if he wasn't Rob's son!"

Check out this varied and compelling second collection from Rob Carlson & The Benefit Street Band!



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