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Like Ripples Across the Pond

by Strolling Scones

First class guitar and banjo work, glorious harmonies, with Americana leanings but still with plenty of 60's panache.
Genre: Pop: 60's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sleeping in the Midday Sun
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2. Wishing Well
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3. Crazy 'bout That Girl
3:32 $0.99
4. It's a New Me
4:20 $0.99
5. Movin' to the Drum Machine
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6. Better World
3:35 $0.99
7. Come to Me Baby
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8. Sailor's Song
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9. Fakin' It
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10. Gonna Be What I Wanna Be
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11. Bushman
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12. Middle of the Night
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Album Notes
Like Ripples Across The Pond is the first completely new Strolling Scones album since their 2009 release, Two Vegans. With it the band exposes some new elements and twists in their sound while at the same time keeping true to the modern/vintage vibe they have become known for. The banjo takes center stage on a couple of tunes but with rockin’ drums, sitar sounds and a little psychedelia thrown in. The Scone’s rock and Americana roots along with the tight vocal harmonies of Rick Stockton and Helen Highwater are on full display. A diverse assortment of melodic, rocking, and harmonious tunes abound here and Stockton’s superb guitar and Highwater’s inventive bass parts tie the whole package together. There are some interesting and qualified guests sitting in here too. John Magnie of the Subdudes provides some tasty accordion. David Snider, who has recorded and performed with a long list of artists including Pat Benatar, Dusty Springfield, Janis Ian, Gato Barbieri, and many more, covers the piano and organ parts, and Christian Teele, the infamous NPR E-Town rhythm man, provides drums and percussion. The songs are the jewel in this setting though. They will keep you engaged from beginning to end.

SLEEPING IN THE MIDDAY SUN: A song about a guy who has given up on keeping up with what is going on in the world today because he has “seen it all before.”

WISHING WELL: Frailing banjo leads this off on to a rockin’ Bo Diddley romp.

CRAZY ‘BOUT THAT GIRL: A sweet and innocent love song with some Buddy Holly overtones.

IT’S A NEW ME: A 60’s inspired bossa nova. A little break in the action to “float in the sunshine for awhile”.

MOVING TO THE DRUM MACHINE: Ok, there are some drum machine effects here but nonetheless, Christian Teele tears this one up on the drums. A song about life in these United States today.

BETTER WORLD: Sometimes you need to just lay back and smell the roses and let the world roll by.

COME TO ME BABY: A beckoning plea for love written by late friend Howard Berkman. The band loves singing this one.

SAILOR’S SONG: Rick wrote this one in his early days in the music world. It speaks of the wonderment of how one’s passions can lead them into rough seas.

FAKIN’ IT: The Simon and Garfunkel ’67 single. Always loved their harmonies and of course Paul’s lyrics. Skipped the “Good morning Mr. Leitch, Have you had a busy day?” part.... supposedly a reference to Donovan (Leitch).

GONNA BE WHAT I WANNA BE: Used some audience chatter from a past performance and a little studio manipulation to give this a barroom feel. The title says it all.

BUSHMAN: A finger picked banjo rendition of a tune written by the band friend Tom Ash, who has written other Scones tunes. He claims to have written this after watching the cult flick “The Gods Must Be Crazy”.

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT: A 6/8 bluesy number to end things off with Helen singing and Rick playing fills.



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