beautifully sung social comment starting
in Celtic style and finishing with some
of the best Southern Rock you'll ever
hear. This is Clannad meets Jefferson
Starship meets Molly Hatchet."
- FOLK ROCK TOP
20 Regarding "Peace in Your
Eyes" on The Best of Common Ground:
Common Ground's music contains many of
the elements that made [Woody] Guthrie's
so beloved...lots and lots of songs
firmly planted in contemporary issues,
magnetic delivery...just people with good
voices, catchy phrasing and strong links
to great traditional numbers."
-Green Man review
I listen to Mymp3's of Common Ground, I
feel like I should head to the nearest
Irish pub and drink Harp Lager until I'm
dancing around like a six-and-a-half foot
Hart of BLUES INC.
SOMETHING SPECIAL HERE..."
SONGS REVEAL LIFE'S PAIN AND
TRADITIONAL IRISH FOLK TUNES THAT SING OF
WAR, COURAGE AND FAMILY."
-The Bear Valley
& COMMON GROUND HAVE A DISTINCTIVE
SOUND THAT INCORPORATES ACOUSTIC AND
ELECTRIC GUITARS, A VIOLA, KEYBOARDS,
DRUMS, BASS, MANDOLINS AND
DULCIMERS...ONE OF THE RECURRING THEMES
IN THE CD IS THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN LIFE
AND DEATH AND THE MEANING GATHERED FROM
GROUND DESERVE CHEERS FOR CARRYING ON
AFTER THE LOSS OF SWEET VOICED
SINGER/SONGWRITER CHERYL CLOUD...'WINGS
OF SILVER' IS A SWEET, SOARING
-The L.A. Times
The band has, to
date, released 5 CDs... (A vinyl record,
"Leaving Love Behind" was
released in 1981 but is, sadly, long out
of print.) and has plans for new
recordings in 2001-2002. In addition, a
Cheryl Cloud solo CD, "LEGACY"
---consisting of recordings made over a
20 year span--- will be available from
Uncommonly Round Records in 2001. Keep an
eye on Amazon.com, Earbuzz.com, MP3.com
and other sites!
NEW CD ["LIVE AT THE EMU FARM"]
live recording is the celebration of the
musical rebirth of the band..."
-DIRTY LINEN Folk
and World Music
this new release reaffirms Common
Ground's place as one of the most popular
live folk acts in the States."
music has that wholesome, supper-calling,
'You know, Cindy, when you tattle tale
you're really just telling that you're a
tattle tale too, now is that the tale you
want to tell?' and 'Let's all build this
house for brother Michael together on
Saturday,' kind of feel. Common Ground
sings of cars, scars, farmer's wives,
airplane prayers, and the pain and love
of life. Listening, you know they are
having the best times of their lives
performing and recording their
music---together, as a family of sorts
(and the best sort). The happiness of
music comes through with their recordings
and the performances are well done:
musically, compositionally and vocally.
We look forward to more."
Copyright © 2001
Uncommonly Round Records