Last Day to Get Muruch.com’s RAINN Benefit Album!

Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album & fundraising campaign will end New Year’s Eve, so you only have 1 day left to donate $10 (or more) at directly to RAINN.org and receive this magnificent 25-mp3 album!

Muruch.com for RAINN features: Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, The Dresden Dolls’ frontwoman and Art of Asking author Amanda Palmer, Man of Steel‘s Allison Crowe, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, My Brightest Diamond, The Mynabirds, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Meursault, Elysian Fields, Pamela Means, Fisher, Catie Curtis, Anielle Reid, Heidi Saperstein, Hannah Fury and poets Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor, and Clementine von Radics.

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Muruch.com’s RAINN Benefit Album & Fundraising Campaign

Donate $10 (or more) at Muruch.com’s RAINN.org fundraising page before the end of December to receive your free digital album of Muruch.com for RAINN. This magnificent 25-mp3 album features: Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, The Dresden Dolls’ frontwoman and Art of Asking author Amanda Palmer, Man of Steel‘s Allison Crowe, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, My Brightest Diamond, The Mynabirds, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Meursault, Elysian Fields, Pamela Means, Fisher, Catie Curtis, Anielle Reid, Heidi Saperstein, Hannah Fury and poets Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor, and Clementine von Radics.

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Muruch.com’s RAINN Benefit Album & Fundraising Campaign Official Launch!

Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album & fundraising campaign officially launches this month! Donate $10 (or more) at Muruch.com’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive your free digital album of Muruch.com for RAINN. This magnificent 25-mp3 album features: Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, My Brightest Diamond, The Mynabirds, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer, Man of Steel‘s Allison Crowe, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Meursault, Elysian Fields, Pamela Means, Fisher, Catie Curtis, Anielle Reid, Heidi Saperstein, Hannah Fury and poets Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor, and Clementine von Radics.
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Press Release: Muruch.com’s RAINN Benefit Album (Johnette Napolitano, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Poe, Flogging Molly, My Brightest Diamond & more!)

Johnette Napolitano, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Poe, Flogging Molly and My Brightest Diamond among artists on Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album

To celebrate 15 years of sharing great music in July, Muruch.com has partnered with RAINN.org for a fundraising campaign and digital benefit album of music, poetry and art. Muruch.com for RAINN features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer, My Brightest Diamond, Poe, The Mynabirds, Celtic Punk band Flogging Molly, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Man of Steel‘s Allison Crowe, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Sandman¬†author Neil Gaiman, YouTube sensation Kevin Kantor and Ted Talker Crystal Good among many other talented musicians, poets and visual artists.


Cover Art by Muruch, Image ©Kate Zambrano

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Catie Curtis: Long Night Moon

It’s fitting that Catie Curtis thanks public radio in the liner notes of her latest release, Long Night Moon. I first heard her music long, long ago on NPR’s World Cafe. Her live in studio performances of “Radical” and “The Wolf” made me rush out to buy her debut album, Truth From Lies. In those pre-Lilith Fair days, such a raw and stripped down acoustic sound was rare for female artists. Catie’s new album shows how much her musical style has matured while still maintaining the purity and sincerity that first drew me to her music.

“Find You Now” opens the album with a strong beat beneath a mix of acoustics, electric, and piano. The sound of the music is a bit more polished than I’m accustomed to hearing from Catie, but it only emphasizes the pretty tone of her voice.

“Strange” has a softer acoustic sound with a small and eclectic hint of bluegrass courtesy of mandolin, dulcimer, piano, organ, and orchestra bells. “Water And Stone” features country singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter on harmony vocals.

“It’s A Wonder” has harmony vocals by Mark Erelli. It’s a simpler but very beautiful tune with a sweet vocal melody and strings. Catie sounds a little like Heather Nova on “Rope Swings And Avalanches”.

“People Look Around” has subtle political and social commentary within its poetic lyrics. “Innocent” is a lovely cello and piano song. “Passing Through” again has Mark Erelli on harmony vocal.

“Hey California” is the highlight of the album. The track features Erin McKeown on harmony vocal over an upbeat tempo meshed with slide guitar and dulcimer.

“Long Night Moon” closes the album with twangy lapsteel, guitars, and piano beneath a soulful vocal performance.

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