MP3 Carol McComb - Tears Into Laughter
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11 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Folk, FOLK: Modern Folk
"McComb writes very personally delivering deceptively plain lyrics in a lovely voice that glides from contralto richness to silvery soprano. Her guitar playing is a marvel of spare technique, rich counterpoint adding texture to lyrical images... the intimacy she brings forth is both chilling and ennobling."
The Boston Globe
Carol's 1990 Kaleidoscope release Tears Into Laughter earned praise from BILLBOARD MAGAZINE: "This is a remarkably well-written, well-played, and emotionally moving album. McComb, who wrote all 11 songs, is wise without being preachy, and she sings with a quiet conviction and urgency."
A songwriter's songwriter, Carol's songs have been recorded by Bill Staines, Laurie Lewis, the Good Ol' Persons and 2004 Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, among others.
Carol made her recording debut for Elektra Records with Kathy and Carol, her duo with Kathy Larisch. The success of the record led to tours with Mimi Fariña and to concert dates with the likes of James Taylor, Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Carol's early music has withstood the test of time. In 1995, Vanguard Records on Folk Music at Newport, Part 1, featuring Kathy and Carol tracks.
She toured for eight years and released three critically albums with the nationally recognized Gryphon Quintet as a lead singer, songwriter, and guitar and Dobro player.
In addition to numerous other credits, Carol has taught guitar, harmony singing, voice and songwriting to thousands of people in workshop series in the San Francisco Bay Area and summer music camps nationwide.
Be sure to also check out Carol's third solo CD, Little Bit of Heaven, also available from CD Baby. Little Bit of Heaven feature performances by Nashville session player KEITH LITTLE, Bluegrass divas LAURIE LEWIS and CAROL ELIZABETH JONES, Celtic guitar virtuoso WILLIAM COULTER, and mandolin great JOHN REISCHMAN, among others. Roz and Howard Larman, co-hosts of the nationally syndicated radio program FolkScene, called it a "must have CD."
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