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Waltz of the Wallflowers

by Small Potatoes

Christine Lavin says Waltz of the Wallflowers is "smart, funny, wistful, hip...you won't find anything better than this."
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Waltz of the WallFlowers
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2. They're Not Normal Like Us
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3. Hummin' to Myself
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4. Paco Is Dying Tonight
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5. Hope: Robin's Song
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6. The Dollar Episode
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7. Violets Are Red
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8. Till the Cows Come Home
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9. Keep Me in Mind
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10. Life is an Accident
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11. 1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes
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12. Lather/Danish Misfortune/Mad Mouth
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13. Old Devil Time
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14. Call it a Day
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"These folks are wonderful; fun, energetic, and great musicians. They're two of my favorite performers."
Bill Staines, Singer/songwriter

"100% of your recommended daily allowance of infectious musicality and non-stop energy. I love the Smalls."
Susan Werner, Singer/songwriter


Small Potatoes is Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso. This Chicago-based duo has been touring on the folk circuit since 1993 and in that time they've become sought-after regulars at many clubs, coffeehouses across the U.S. They have made repeat appearances at major folk festivals, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Walnut Valley Folk Festival, and Philadelphia Folk Festival. They were one of the "most requested" acts at the 1999 Falcon Ridge New Artist Showcase. Jacquie is also a winner of the 1998 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Contest.

They call themselves eclecto-maniacs. They describe their music as "Celtic to Cowboy" and say it has taken them "years of careful indecision" to come up with a mix of music that ranges from country, blues, and swing to Irish, with songwriting that touches on all of those styles and more. Their two recordings, "Waltz of the Wallflowers" and "Time Flies" , on Wind River Records, cover all these styles. They both sing, they both play guitars and an array of other instruments. They even yodel. Dirty Linen Magazine called them "one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit." Sing Out Magazine called "Time Flies" a "wonderful, wonderfully eclectic" album and said "Small Potatoes might well be leading mainstays on the folk scene for years to come." Their new album, "Waltz of the Wallflowers" appeared on several "Best of 2000" radio playlists, including WFMT's syndicated "Midnight Special".

When you see Small Potatoes perform, you hear two great voices, some fine guitar playing, and a touch of tin whistle, flute, mandolin, bodhran, and other percussion toys. Together they present a truly rare blend of vocal and instrumental abilities, award-winning songwriting, and arranging talents. They have the unique ability to adapt to the style of music they happen to be playing. They seem comfortably at home whether playing an upbeat cowboy swing tune or a tender, traditional ballad--though there are no rules here either, sometimes the traditional sounds contemporary, sometimes the contemporary sounds traditional. And they also pay attention to the little things, the warmth, the humor and a rapport with the audience that makes for a memorable performance.

"[Waltz of the Wallflowers] is smart, funny, wistful, hip -- crosses many msical boundaries (traditional, Celtic, jazz, even American theater) --is beautifully and simply produced. The first song on this album is so amazing...you won't find anything better than this -- it's up there with the best Rodgers & Hammerstein songs you've ever heard."
Christine Lavin
Singer/Songwriter


"They'll never open for me again!"
Cliff Eberhardt
Singer/Songwriter

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Sandra Boris

Touching, Focused, Funny.
I heard the 1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes on our local public radio station and tracked this CD down. The musicality of the CD is a delight: several styles, and both instrumental and vocals are top notch. The range of the songs, from poignant to heart-warming to funny, is skillful and rich. I consider this one of my 5 best in my entire collection.
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Tom Gudeman

Sent to my new girlfriend after a wonderful evening of sharing.
I wanted to send something special to Susan after we had a special evening of sharing together. I already have this CD and I wanted her to have a copy so she could play it often. It has many tunes that I find very romantic, as well as heart felt and fun tunes. All aspects reflecting how our times together have been feeling. This is truly a special CD.
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Nancy Robinson

Delightful! Refreshing.
I heard the first song on this CD on a Sunday morning folk music radio program. It was so delightful that I tracked down the DJ, got the name of the CD and ordered it. The rest of the CD is just as enjoyable -
Nancy Robinson, Kansas City
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Sue Risner, Wichita Falls, Texas

musically diverse, well done. I highly recommend it!
I heard a friend sing 1000 candles, 1000 cranes. The song haunted me, so she told me where to order the CD. I'm glad I did. It's one of my favorites, now. The tunes are musically diverse with jazz, swing, and Irish influences. My teenage daughter even likes Waltz of the Wallflowers!
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Sue Risner, Wichita Falls, Texas

musically diverse, well done. I highly recommend it!
I heard a friend sing 1000 candles, 1000 cranes. The song haunted me, so she told me where to order the CD. I'm glad I did. It's one of my favorites, now. The tunes are musically diverse with jazz, swing, and Irish influences. My teenage daughter even likes Waltz of the Wallflowers!
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dale

You will lovit
We thoroughly enjoy most of the songs. Have listened a number of times since we got it. My 36 year old dance teaching daughter has asked for a copy, and several friends have said they would be buying copies.
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steve

wonderful
This is a wonderful CD. Having been in the postion of the guy in the Waltz of the Wallflowers, it is nice to see that I was not the only one out there. The very touching thousand candles is a wonderful story of letting go.
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Sharon

Delightful, challenging and appealing to many music types.
I heard Waltz of the Wallflowers on WGN's Steve and Johnnie's Show one night and was very pleasantly challenged by the lyrics. I not only could understand what was being said; I enjoyed the story that was playing out in my head. It is delightful to hear the rest of the CD, also. The variety is amazing. Definitely a welcome addition to our music library!
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Angela G.

terrific!
So much fun, so witty, so eclectic! I caught the title track months ago on a Live365 Webcast and bits and pieces stuck with me 'til I had to take action. Glad to find it at the mighty CDBaby!
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Diana

Just as great on CD as in person!
The 'Wallflowers' are certainly anything BUT on this entertaining CD. I had the great blessing of hearing the duo live in a house concert setting and was thrilled to know they are as good on CD as they are in person. The title cut is astonishing!! There is not one song I do not like. My favorite is the poignant '1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes'. Beautiful! Keep 'em comin'!!
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