Americana Radio Show

Artist in Residence Caroline Ferrante with regional & national songwriters from DC’s quirkiest venue- The Mansion on O

ARS #11 GUMBO, part 1

November 16th, 2018

We were in the midst of a national attack on the press through pipe bombs.

The day before 11 souls were lost in the biggest hate crime against Jewish Americans in US history- in a synagogue.

Three days before a man with a gun killed two-- trying to break into an African American church.

So with that backdrop, four musicians with different styles and perspectives shared 90 minutes & an old style ribbon microphone. And the different strains of our genres started to blend, and we experienced a musical kind of unity. It was healing. It was powerful. We actually closed the doors and went with the flow. It was that sweet. We knew something beautiful was happening.

This is part one. 

Jamma Wun, Baltimore-based spoken word artist, producer, and rapper, brought powerful word and rhythm. 

Chuck Maddox, Baltimore beat boxer and poet, laid down beautiful beats and told riveting stories. 

Eli Lev, neo folk songwriter, brought beautiful songwriting and Native American Flute. 

And I tried to keep it together, and add my vocals here and there. There was a lot of love.

Be sure to listen through to the last jam- on Eli Lev's "Treason". We all joined in, adding our unique flavors. And created some live, unrehearsed musical gumbo. 

Here's the breakdown:

Feels Like a Holiday- Caroline Ferrante (SKY)

Brighter Day- Caroline Ferrante with Chuck Maddox (live)

Slums- Jamma Wun with Chuck Maddox (live)

Hometown- Eli Lev (live)

River Flow- Caroline Ferrante (Beyond)

Slam on the Brakes- Caroline Ferrante with Chuck Maddox (live)

Headphones- Chuck Maddox (live)

It is Well- Caroline Ferrante (sneak peek- Empathy Project)

Great Big Beautiful World- Caroline Ferrante (SKY)

Treason- Eli Lev with Jamma Wun, Chuck Maddox, and Caroline Ferrante (live)

Peace Be Still- Caroline Ferrante (Beyond)

Better Angels- Caroline Ferrante (SKY)

Feels Like a Holiday- Caroline Ferrante (SKY)

And if you are interested in pre-ordering my new release for $9.99 scheduled for February 2019 (you'll get yours in January), please take a look here: The Empathy Project

Thank you for listening. Thanks for supporting Americana with empathy. Americana with open arms. Together we are united. Together we have hope for brighter days.