Buskin & Batteau‘s “Love Remembered, Love Forgot” debuted on FOLK DJ Radio Charts at #5 for TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS with favored tracks “Single Wing”, “In This Light”, “3 Shots”, and “One Month Crazier Than You”. The TOP SONG “Single Wing” flew in at #16 and Buskin & Batteau grabbed a Top 10 coming in #7 for Top Artists of the Month.
“We’re over the moon about our new CD, Love Remembered, Love Forgot. It’s got seven new songs, two older ones we’ve never recorded, and three previously recorded songs given new – we think definitive – treatments. It’s got guest appearances by our friends Tom Rush, Jonatha Brooke, Krista Detor, Pat Wictor, Trina Hamlin, Eric Schwartz, Yani Batteau, and Sophie Buskin. It’s got a dee-vine rhythm section: besides our thirdarm, percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, there are Jeff St. Pierre (bass), Kevin Barry(guitars), and Corey Schreppel (drums). It was lovingly produced by Neale Eckstein at Fox Run Studio. We took our time about it (a year +), followed hunches, listened, went back and tried different sounds, added songs, dropped songs – you know, the way it’s supposed to be: “Don’t give it to me Tuesday, give it to me good.”
Buskin & Batteau have been winning hearts and minds with their soulful acoustic balladry and fun-filled performances for more years than they care to remember.
“We’re not from the Cambridge, came-over-on-the-Mayflower first wave of folkies [ Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Eric Von Schmidt ],” says Buskin, “but we’d like to think we’ve stolen many of their licks.”
The Washington Post called their work “an irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit.” And while their humor runs the gamut from topical irony (“Second Homeless”) to terminal silliness (“Jews Don’t Camp”), it’s their unique combination of instrumental virtuosity (piano and violin, primarily, though both play other instruments as well), soaring vocal harmonies and unparalleled lyric-writing that prompts the standing ovations and rhapsodic reviews: “The most musically sophisticated act in folk” –The New York Times; “Acoustic Heaven” – The Boston Globe. And with the help of uber-percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, they manage to kick the rhythm pretty hard for a couple of seasoned troubadors.
Famous in the eighties as superstar jingle writers –Batteau’s “Heartbeat of America” heads a list of a hundred or more hits — they’ve also divided their time between writing songs for other artists — e.g., Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Astrud Gilberto, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peter, Paul and Mary and Bette Midler; helping a diverse group of non-profits — Paul Newman’s Hole-In-The-Wall Camps, Harry Chapin’s WhyHunger, Roger Payne’s Ocean Alliance, among others; and hosting their quirky, unpredictable Radio B&B show on WPKN-FM and WPKN.org.
Visit the official Buskin and Batteau site HERE and catch a show soon!
October 4, 2012 Baldwin’s Station Sykesville, MD web:www.uptownconcerts.com email:email@example.com phone:410-795-1041 8 PM Tickets: call 410-795-1041
October 6, 2012 First Acoustics Brooklyn Heights, NY web:www.firstacoustics.org
phone:718-288-5994 8PM – Co-bill with Freebo
October 12, 2012 Me & Thee Coffeehouse Marblehead, MA web:www.meandthee.org
October 13, 2012 Voice’s Cafe Westport, CT web:voicescafe.org
8 PM – $20
November 3, 2012 The Towne Crier Cafe Pawling, NY web:www.townecrier.com
phone:845-855-1300 with Vance Gilbert 8:30 PM – $25 advance/$30 at the door
November 9, 2012 Outpost in the Burbs Montclair, NJ web:www.outpostintheburbs.org phone:973-744-6560 With Maggie and Suzzy Roche
8:00P – Doors Open at 7:30