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Trouble And Joy

by The Cupcakes

Amazing vocals with three part harmonies that will knock your socks off!
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Dance With Me
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2. Broken Piano
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3. That's How I Learned To Sing The Blues
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4. Every Little Thing
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5. The Same Thing
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6. Trouble And Joy
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7. There Ain't No Ash Will Burn
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8. You Can't Stop
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9. Northern Lights
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10. Two Steps Forward
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11. Love That Planet
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12. Strange Angel
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13. Cryin' InThe Rain
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Cupcakes!
A trio that performs songs they each have written, and well chosen songs by fellow songwriters.

A knock-out folk trio that performs songs they each have written, and well chosen songs by fellow songwriters.
Acoustic, Americana, and Folk Music.

The Cupcakes got together in 2011. All three women have been on the folk music scene for many years, and they’ve recorded with some of your favorite musicians: David Bromberg, Pete Seeger, Jay Ungar, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, John Gorka, Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplansky, Shawn C

Recipe for The Cupcakes:

Start with 3 uber-talented women; add 5-6 instruments (3 at a time) Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Resonator Guitar and Banjo; then cream together with a bouquet of awards for songwriting and independent music. Ice the whole thing with humor and harmony. Serve hot!
olvin, David Massengill, Jack Hardy, Mary McCaslin, Jim Ringer, Rude Girls, The Mammals, The Dharma Bums, The Putnam String County Band, and Cat Mother and The All Night Newsboys.
A knock-out folk trio that performs songs they each have written, and well chosen songs by fellow songwriters.
Acoustic, Americana, and Folk Music.


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Gregory Callahan

Trouble, Joy AND Cupcakes
I've been waiting for this release ever since I first saw the Cupcakes in concert almost two years ago. These three talented artists, all of whom perform solo and/or in other groupings, have hit upon an absolutely magical combo. Their voices blend beautifully, and they are all skilled and spirited (multi-)instrumentalists. Each brings years of experience to this, their current project, Lyn Hardy and Elly Wininger, both accomplished singer-songwriters, have released solo efforts previously (all recommended heartily) and Janice Hardgrove formerly ran her own studio, producing work for other artists (but ironically never managing to get her own music out until now) and was a professional jingle singer for a time. Their own compositions are remarkable: Lyn and Elly's work full of wit and wisdom, and sung with masterful phrasing and timing. And Janice is a powerhouse vocalist (who understands when to belt and when to pull back--a necessary skill for successful trio work). Her own compositions tend toward the introspective and insightful, but are always tuneful (and downright catchy). She penned four of the CD's 13 tracks, and I know from attending their concerts that there's lots more where these came from. In fact, all three women have been busy composing and "songfinding" (to borrow a term from another regional favorite of mine, Priscilla Herdman--and just like Ms. Herdman, the Cupcakes cover selections are particularly inspired, including great tunes by the likes of Don Sparks, Tom Pacheco, Walt Aldridge and someone named Carole King). The Cupcakes take their name from Janice's other gig--as a multi-award winning baker--and while the name may evoke some of classic "girl groups" of the '60s, their music embraces all that and more. Elements of classic folk, modern-day singer-songwriter stylings, jazz and pop blend to form a seamless, musical whole. I laughed, I cried. And since I know there's enough material for yet another CD, I find myself eagerly waiting the next batch from the Cupcake
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