MP3 Jose Maria & The Clinch Fado Boys - Any Day Now
Portuguese fado transported to an altitude where american folk-rock embraces it and in a continuous dance rise to higher clouds.
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Power-folk, WORLD: Western European
The music on this album is a crowning achievement of a very good year. It has been a year of fried octopus, exotic cheeses, marriage, travel, glasses of wine, late night jam sessions and hair-raising adventures swapped across the dinner table. Somewhere in the middle we managed to get some work done and these songs are the result: twelve Jose Maria originals that encapsulate his twenty-six year stay in Virginia, brought to fruition by a backup band of loyal friends only too willing to lend their talents (and their stomachs) to the enviable task of bringing Jose''s vision of the world to light. His is a vision of generosity of spirit, joy of life, above all community, and many years from now, when I listen back to this album I will be reminded of two things: not only were these the best of times, but the best of times were still to come. Any day now is today.
Thomas Gunn, February 2007