Crossing the Water

Crossing the Water

by Eve GoldbergEve Goldberg


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When a folksinger is described as being "particularly drawn to music that carries the social history of ordinary people in North America," that's not usually a good sign; too often, it means you can expect songs that put message before music, leaving both diminished. Not so in the case of Eve Goldberg, who is as likely to sing a jazzy retro-pop tune about the joys of staying in bed on Sunday morning or a weepy country song about chains around the heart as she is a heavy-handed social commentary. She's fully capable of the latter, of course, as her clunky a cappella rendition of Linda Allen's "Rosie the Riveter" makes clear, but for the most part she sticks with material that is both lighter and more emotionally complex, such as the paradoxically bouncy and melancholy "It Rains Everywhere I Go," the Appalachian-flavored "Down to Tennessee" (complete with some very nice fretless banjo work by Chris Coole), and the bittersweet farewell song "You Don't Need to Miss Me." And don't forget the rhythmically complex blues of "Going Back to Boston." Good stuff.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2003
Label: Borealis Recording
UPC: 0773958115026
catalogNumber: 150
Rank: 192755

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eve Goldberg   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
John Cox   Choir, Chorus
George Koller   Bass,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Dennis Pendrith   Tuba,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Tannis Slimmon   Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Chris Whiteley   Harmonica,Trumpet
Sue Williams   Choir, Chorus
Ken Whiteley   Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Accordion,Vocals,Washboard,Rainstick,Shaker,Tenor Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Colleen Allen   Saxophone
David Gallagher   Choir, Chorus
Nelson Garcia   Choir, Chorus
Anne Lindsay   Fiddle
Jayne Bell   Choir, Chorus
Jim Hodges   Choir, Chorus
Tony Burns   Choir, Chorus
Steve "Steev" Taylor   Choir, Chorus
Chris Coole   Banjo,Fretless Banjo
Chris Currie   Choir, Chorus
Downtown Syncopated Sweetwater Choir   Vocals
Sue Goldberg   Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Carol Gordon   Choir, Chorus
Karen Kaplan   Choir, Chorus
Susan Lawrence   Choir, Chorus
Amoy Levy   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Risa Levinson   Choir, Chorus
Ciceal Levy   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Debbie Carroll   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Ken Whiteley   Producer,Audio Production
Nik Tjelios   Engineer
Susan Lawrence   Copy Editing

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