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"A 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: 1979-1999

"Much of 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

"When 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 leprechaun."--Jeff Hart of BLUES INC.


"THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL HERE..."

-Music Connection Magazine

"CLOUD'S SONGS REVEAL LIFE'S PAIN AND CONQUESTS...[RECALLING]
TRADITIONAL IRISH FOLK TUNES THAT SING OF WAR, COURAGE AND FAMILY."

-The Bear Valley Voice

"CLOUD & 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 THAT STRUGGLE."

-The Californian

"COMMON GROUND DESERVE CHEERS FOR CARRYING ON AFTER THE LOSS OF SWEET VOICED SINGER/SONGWRITER CHERYL CLOUD...'WINGS OF SILVER' IS A SWEET, SOARING PLAINT."

-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!

"THE NEW CD ["LIVE AT THE EMU FARM"] IS TERRIFIC!"

-KRTM-FM

"This live recording is the celebration of the musical rebirth of the band..."

-DIRTY LINEN Folk and World Music

"Certainly this new release reaffirms Common Ground's place as one of the most popular live folk acts in the States."

-FOLKWORLD, Germany

"The 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."

-EARBUZZ

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