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CrossTracks - December 14, 1999

Host: Richard H. Fox
Email: foxy@foxy.net

In Studio Interview:  Steve Venuti - Web Site

Today's guest was Boston's Steve Venuti.  Characterizing his writing as ranging from autobiographical to tongue in cheek, Steve mixes pieces of personal experience with observation blending humor and poignancy.   His musical roots were shaped by the Sixties; the Beatles, with their compelling lyrics, changed his outlook on songs putting the focus on words.  Trouble, Steve's debut recording, will be released in February.  Accompanied by some of Boston's musical lights, each song takes on a singular mood reflecting its lyric concept.  The title cut has a dreamy ambience accented with the vocals of Susan Levine and clarinet of Steve Barkhimer while "The Driveway Song", in a whimsical vein, has a more sparse production fitting its spirit.   With his eye on the ever changing sphere of life and his willingness to approach it with both compassion and humor, Steve paints portraits that bring us into his world. On a cold damp New England morning, Steve gave us genuine warmth and humor to start to our day here in MetroWorcester.

Artist - Recording - Label

> 6:00 AM-7:15 AM programmed by the wonderful Ed Arndt...

> 7:15 AM A Set Of Music As Steve Gets Ready...
Kim Buchanan - Will I Ever Know - 2911 Production
That Could Be Now
The Cecilia Coleman Quintet  - Young and Foolish - Resurgent Jazz
Lorna Hunt - All In One Day - Classic Records
How Long
Maya Angelou - Black Pearls - Rhino Word Beat
When I Think About Myself  ***
Julie Miller  - Blue Pony - Hightone Records
All The Pieces Of Mary
Wishing Chair - Undisputed Country - Terrakin Records
If Wishes Were Horses
Tim Mason -  Gently, Like Water, Cracking Stone - Indie
The Forest  ***
Jeff Talmadge - The Spinning of the World - Bozart Records
First Day Of Winter

> 7:40 AM Interview With Steve Venuti...
Steve Venuti - Live In Studio
Forty Seven Reasons
The Beatles - Revolver - Capitol
I'm Only Sleeping
Tom Rush - The Circle Game - Elektra
Urge For Going
Steve Venuti - Live In Studio
Waltz Through The Years
Steve Venuti - Trouble - Folksong52 Recording
The Driveway Song
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - An Anthology: The Elektra Years - Elektra
Lovin' Cup
Steve Venuti - Trouble - Folksong52 Recording
Dark Cloud Over Boston
Seems Like Years
*** indicates spoken word piece

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