Chicken Fat Pudding and Other Delights is an ecclectic collection of mostly original songs that have become audience hits. Their songs run the gamut from the thoroughly thought provoking to the downright nonsensical. (Beware of the occasional tear-jerker, but you shall rise again!) ABOUT THE MUSIC: This acoustic/electric album takes the listener through a full range of emotions, not the least of which is laughter, with their title song Chicken Fat Pudding leaving both vegetarians and carnivores alike in stitches, starting with the opening line. The Frisbee Song, about a poor fellow who just can't seem to get away from the ruthless path of a particular frisbee, is a funny yet suspenseful show-stopper (humour-noir) with an awesome arrangement. And on the subject of laughter, there is also a 21st century drinking song, Of Elves and Edaphosaurs (complete with burp!!!). CHICKEN FAT PUDDING and Other Delights has a dark side too, with a song of terrorism, Kathy, and a song of the end of the world, Fire and Smoke. This goes hand-in-hand with a prayer for world peace, A World Without War, which wouldn't be complete without a song to sing once world peace is achieved, A World Without War -A Celebration. The latter has the same melody as the former, but a faster tempo and an odd (7) meter, in the Balkan tradition, which Karen and Rick also share with listeners with their songs Dve Sa Momi (a stunning Bulgarian acapella featuring Karen) and Tropnalo Oro (a driving Macedonian dance tune, also in 7). And, of course, a song about a High School Queen! But wait - what about love? There are two love songs - one mutual, and one unrequited (Each Night I Gaze Upon My Love and Summer is Gone, respectively). You can't beat that! ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTATION: Karen's vocals, the thread that so perfectly joins this rich and varied CD together, are warm, powerful, and melodic. Rick's cool, lush guitar (acoustic and electric) is the bed supporting the overall sound. Also included is bass, fiddle, tambura (a Bulgarian instrument in the lute family), banjo, drums and dumbek.
Released: May, 2006
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