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Review of Celia Evans' album,
INFUSION

By Mark Erelli

The title says it all. Infusion is as comforting and restorative as a warm cup of tea steeping in your favorite mug on a raw autumn day. Songs celebrating simple pleasures and the oft-overlooked fleeting moments of beauty in everyday life, all sung in a clear and inviting voice. Infusion is a little shot of refuge, at a time when it is sorely needed.

Review of Celia Evans' album,
THE ROAD

By Canis LaTrans

On The Road, Celia Evans sheds her skin as merely an "Adirondack Singer/Songwriter." Her lyrics speak to universal observations and emotions. These twelve postcards from the Road of Life touch on philosophy, romance, and child rearing, with a healthy dose of nature sprinkled in. The backing musicianship alone is worth the price of the album. Mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, and even dulcimer and flute will appeal to all fans of acoustic music. Catchy word plays and thought provoking phrases set to diverse and enchanting melodies.

Review of Celia Evans' album,
HARDWOOD

By Keith Gorgas (October 2010)

From the first guitar strums of Comin' Home to Me to the closing yodels of Great North Woods Cowboy, Adirondack singer/songwriter Celia Evansí new CD Hardwood is a masterpiece of beauty and grace. There isn't a weak link among the 12 offerings included on the disk. Evans' songwriting is homey and catching; lyrics touch on family, love, history, and the wonders of nature, especially the Adirondack waters and landscape. Her crystal clear voice, buoyed by exquisite harmonies and solid backing musicianship, makes the album a must listen for anyone who enjoys heartfelt folk music.

Throughout the recording, the rhythm section of bassist George Viscome and Buzzy Rickard gently keep time, while guest artists like Roy Hurd, Jamie Savage, and a handful of others add interesting color to the various numbers. Particularly noteworthy are Daun Reuter's feather light mandolin line on the inquisitiveve Eva, and Georgie Rickard's soulful fiddle on the bittersweet Hardwood. Mother's Son paints a stirring portrait of young warrior heading back into combat - a tribute to the 10th Mountain Division from the viewpoint of an observer who's a dove rather than a hawk. Hard Habit To Break and Photographic Flair display the artist's pop sensitivity, and Jamie Savage's guitar lines are simply catchy.

As a whole, Hardwood is a collection of tasty chestnuts--a real treat for the listener. Here's hoping there is more of the same coming from one of the real gems of the Adirondack folk music scene, Celia Evans.
To order this CD online, go to CD Baby, or send a check for $15 payable to Celia Evans and mail to:

Celia Evans
P.O. Box 161
Paul Smiths, NY 12970