This is a live performance, shot in June of 2012 at Concerts on the Cumberland. It includes footage of actual coyotes in the wild, and captures their howling. The howling was difficult to find because they don't really howl as much as they scream like a dog hit by a car. Not a pleasant sound to add!
Beginning with this wonderful recording of Claudia singing "Baby It's Cold Outside", you can now start collecting her music for free! Claudia will be periodically posting live recordings from her shows, studio recordings from her songwriting archives, and cover versions of some of her favorite songs written by other writers. Maybe even an occasional podcast. Click on the link to the left, and get your free downloads. You'll also get an email when new songs are added.
NEW VIDEO OF "BIG COUNTRY"!
Filled with immigration images from Ellis Island, and scenic shots of American landmarks, this isn't a performance video, it's more like a mini movie. Claudia's song "Big Country" went to # 8 on the Folk DJ Chart. "Katrina & Ole" in the second verse are actually Claudia's great grandparents Ole & Ingeborg. The blizzard footage was shot 90 miles from where her mother was born and raised in Grenora, ND.
"LET THE STORM ROLL IN" ONE OF THE
TOP 100 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR!
There are nearly 1000 CDs released every year to the Folk DJs, so for "Let The Storm Roll In" to place at #89 on the end of the year chart is really exciting! It's additionally exciting when you look at the names on the chart. It has some very prestigious company. To see the chart, click here: then click on "Annual Airplay Summaries" in the column on the left, and then "2011 Top Albums Report".
NEW VIDEO OF "MISS KITTY"
WITH GREAT "GUNSMOKE" FOOTAGE!
One of the most poplular songs on Claudia's new CD "Let The Storm Roll In", among DJ's and press alike, is "Miss Kitty". The tune good naturedly protests the lack of smooching between Kitty and Matt Dillon in the long running TV Western "Gunsmoke". This new video was put together by "Kitnkabootle" in England who has a you tube channel dedicated to the late Amanda Blake who played the role of Miss Kitty. Kitnkabootle has done a great job of editing the scenes to fit the lyric of the song.
LISTEN TO "BIG COUNTRY" ON LUFTHANSA AIRLINES!
Flying to Europe, Hong Kong, or Brazil in the next few months? Check out the Roots and Folk Music Channel aboard Lufthansa Airlines on an international flight and you'll hear the first Track of "Let The Storm Roll In". "Big Country" has been chosen to be part of the in-flight rotation in November and December of 2011.
"LET THE STORM ROLL IN" GETS FIVE STARS!
It is a great honor to receive a favorable review from Maverick Magazine, arguably THE most important roots music magazine in Europe. Getting a review that calls the CD "Stunning" and gives it FIVE stars is an even bigger honor! Read the review here.
The reviews have been fabulous across the board for "Let The Storm Roll In".
Be sure to visit the Reviews page and have a look at the high praise
"No Depression" and "Sing Out" have had for this new CD.
Spending an unprecedented four months on the Folk DJ chart, "Let The Storm Roll In" goes to #13 on the album chart,
#18 on the Artist chart, and
"Big Country" sails up to the # 8 spot on the song chart!
To see the chart click here, and then click on the June 2011 Archive link.
The competition on this chart is daunting... there isn't a name here you won't recognize. For this first
release, with none of the DJs knowing who Claudia was, to make it all the way up to #126 (out of over 600) is an impressive accomplishment. Especially given that the CD came out at the beginning of the summer when so many known artists are releasing new CDs to support their summer tours. Claudia is still getting spins from these stations six months later.
OTHER RADIO HIGHLIGHTS...
EVERY SONG ON "LET THE STORM ROLL IN" GETS PLAYED ON THE RADIO!
"Say It" Song of the Week at Hutt Radio in New Zealand When eleven of the twelve songs on "Storm" had been spun, the hope was that some DJ would
eventually play "Say It". Not only did it get airplay, HUTT Radio chose it as "Song of The Week"! Now it's official... EVERY song on the CD has received airplay!
"Let The Storm Roll In" has also landed on the Top Roots Airplay Regional Charts
at stations WAGS (SC); KALH (NM); Ocean Beach Radio (OR),
Cold Spring Radio (NY); and KZMU (UT).
BUY "LET THE STORM ROLL IN" HERE!
"STORM" HAS RECEIVED AIRPLAY ON MORE THAN 150 STATIONS! (including simulcasts) in 35 states, Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. It has also received extensive Internet airplay.
FEATURE SHOWS AND SYNDICATED PROGRAMS "Let The Storm Roll In" has been included numerous times on Rich Warren's syndicated "Midnight Special" show (WFMT in Chicago), and has also been one of "Rich's Picks" three times! Roz Larman's syndicatedshow "Folkscene" (KPFK in Los Angeles) has also included it many times, and in December ran a lively interview with Claudia that included Freebo sitting
in on bass. In Boston WUMB added "Twelve Little Red Heartaches" to their rotation for four months, and featured Claudia in the "New Music" section of their website.
The CD has also been featured in"Mozart to Motorhead" on HomegrownRadioNJ; "Eclectic Chair" in MI; "Kaleidoscope" in MO, "Sleepy Hollow" at WXPN in Philly, and "The Folk specialty show" at WMNRin CT. Bob Sherman built an entire show of songs about immigration around Claudia's song "Big Country"that aired on "Woody's Children", heard on WFUV in New York City.