Stay Warm just got a nice review on the German website Folkworld, written by Swiss reviewer Adolph Goriup. Thanks Adolph! Here’s a translation I tweaked a little after running the German through Google Translate:
FolkWorld #53 03/2014 – CD Reviews
Esther Golton “Stay Warm” – Tiny Cabins Records , 2013
Esther Golton (vocals, dulcimer, flutes, keyboards) was born in Philadelphia and in 1997 moved into a cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska, where she led a simple life and released her two previous CDs. At the moment she lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and has just released a new album with nine original songs and two cover versions.
” Yula “, a song in the Congolese Lari dialect by Borrina Mapaka is driven by rousing Afrobeat , two djembe, shakers and drums, Esther sings and plays dulcimer and flutes on this beautiful World Music Song.
“Where is the field” is a great folk-rock ballad with cello, electric dulcimer, flute, fretless bass and drums.
Esther also offers the folk ballad ” Chokecherry ” which she sings accompanied only by the dulcimer .
“What Can I Say ” is a funky song with organ, clavinet, bass, drums, dulcimer and cello.
On ” Face” Esther thrills us with a great game on flute, dulcimer and piano. Drums and bass provide the pace along with a notable saxophone solo in this rhythmic song .
The album ends with the gentle title song “Stay Warm”, sending thoughts to friends up north .
Esther Golton has a beautiful voice, her playing on dulcimer and flute is a delight, and the band centered around the co-producers Pat Fitzgerald (drums, percussion ) and Robin Dale Ford (bass , vocals) is excellent.
© Adolf ” gorhand ” Goriup