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A Good Day For Living

Dan Kaplan and Krooked Tree Audio CD

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listen  1. The Face That Shines 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Maybe You Love Me Now 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. A Good Day For Living 5:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Take Me There 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Mary Joe 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Minot, North Dakota 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Can't Stop The Tide 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. That Don't Mean I'm Right 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen10. It Don't Rain 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Tree Toad 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Editorial Reviews

Bujio is proud to announce the release of a new CD, A Good Day For Living by American singer songwriter Dan Kaplan and his band Krooked Tree. Born in Brooklyn, New York the son of two liberal journalists, Kaplan lived in a building that was shared by key musicians of the american folk renaissance of the 1960s. Among them were Earl Robinson, Alan Arkin and The Weavers (Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman) a legendary quartet that transformed American popular music in the 1950s with their interpretations of traditional songs from around the world. At a very young age Kaplan was taught these songs by his babysitter Lee Hays who, along with the other Weavers, had been barred from touring as a result of anti-communist persecution by senator Joe McCarthy. After graduating from Oberlin College with a degree in American literature, Kaplan moved to Woodstock, New York where he continued his informal music education with Artie Traum and other musicians of the American roots music scene. Later Kaplan moved to Spain to study classical guitar and composition at the Seville conservatory. He is the author of a Spanish language musical for children called Los Planetas and was commissioned to write soundtracks for John Ford s The Iron Horse and D.W. Griffith s Birth of a Nation . His soundtrack for The Iron Horse was published as a CD by Indoor Records in 2004. The songs of A Good Day For Living reflect a scavenger s vision of the American landscape. Track by track the record weaves a narrative quilt from a patchwork of myth, fable, old folk song, and biblical references. Along with these elements the songs employ an iconography of nature; birds, trees, mountains and rivers in dialectical tension with the inner world of thought and feeling to reflect the unstable balance between the real and imaginary. Drawn with existential shades and transcendental longings, the songs are suffused with melancholy while remaining hopeful. Many are small vignettes peopled by untrustworthy narrators in mundane settings that can evoke at one moment Edward Hopper and the next Jack Kerouac, Melville, Orson Welles or Alex Raymond. Moving between folk, blues, R&B, rock and country, the arrangements of Krooked Tree reinforce the dynamics and harmony the songs. The band has a no nonsense sound that might be called both classic and contemporary. The CD was produced by Paco Loco and recorded in his studio in El Puerto, Cádiz. Each song was recorded in direct takes by the whole band on two inch analog tape in accordance with their preference for a live feeling over an aseptic precision.

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