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National Public Radio: Top Ten List/ Antje Duvekot

Great News ... Antje is being included on a number of 'Best of 2006' lists... including #1 Folk Release of 2006 in the Boston Globe and National Public Radio's 'Folk Alley'... WUMB in Boston and WXPN in Philadelphia and out in Chicago, Rick Warren's "Midnight Special" show...


Rick Warren's Midnight Special Favorites for 2006

"First, an explanatory note:
I refrain from calling these "The Best of 2006" because the following list is but one man's biased opinion. I have culled these from the many good recordings that crossed my CD player this year. I'm sure I forgot to include a few notable recordings. All told, I estimate The Midnight Special received at least 600 new recordings, and I listened to about 400 new recordings, of which about 250 made it into the WFMT library, and about 100 received airplay. I do not include reissues and most compilations among these favorites. As the cut-off date is November 15, some of the newest recordings will not be considered until next year.

Once again, this year failed to overwhelm me with great new releases, so there are just 11 recordings on the list. There was no lack of good music, but only these grabbed me. While I thought about these choices long and hard for several weeks, if not most of the year, had I made the list a day earlier or a day later it might have been slightly different.

If a good friend visited from out-of-town with only an hour or two to spare, and asked me to play my favorites from 2006, I would play the following in no particular order. Actually, I have purchased quantities of several of them to give to friends for the holidays.

By way of explanation, I have annotated the CDs on the list, arrange alphabetically.

ANTJE DUVEKOT: Big Dream Boulevard (Black Wolf)

Young, quirky, poetic and powerful, Antje Duvekot sings her mind. Her political/social observations are clever and piercing and her song about aging incredibly poignant.

Here's the WXPN (Philadelphia) Staff Picks for 2006

Helen Leicht, Midday and Philly Local Host

  1. Amos Lee / Supply & Demand
    • Ray Lamontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black
    • Citizen Cope / Every Waking Moment
    • Gnarls Barkley / St. Elsewhere
    • Melody Gardot / Worrisome Heart
    • Slo Mo w/Mic Wrecka / My Buzz Comes Back
    • Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Rodrigo Y Gabriela
    • Matt Duke / Winter Child
    • Birdie Busch / The Ways we Try
    • Antje Duvekot / Big Dream Boulevard



updated: 8 years ago