"After Dinner" is a neat series begun this year by Tom and Robin Romeo, featuring musicians in interviews and performances. They're super nice people and they do a great job. Drop by and check it out! :-)
The first review of Songs of Hope and Freedom has just come out in the December issue of Acoustic Live magazine...
'The Great 2008 NERFA CD Haul' Richard Cuccaro
Gathering Time -- Songs of Hope and Freedom
Gathering Time is a trio of singer/songwriters comprised of Glen Roethel, Hillary Foxsong and Stuart Markus whose paths crossed in a serendipitous fashion when each found out how well their voices blended with the others. The comparison that jumps out at this listener is their sonic resemblance to Peter, paul and Mary. The selection of songs and the way they sing them fuels this impression. The cover of 'Light One Candle' by Peter Yarrow is one example. 'Crazy Horse,' by Fast Folk stalwart Josh Joffen, has a 60's feel in its remembrance of a lost heroic figure. Each of the three singers has a solid, smooth delivery so necessary for songs that seek to buoy the spirit. However, when Hillary takes the lead and Glen and Stuart sing backup, there's an exceptional power in the presentation. Although there's a similarity to Mary Travers, Hillary's voice is more rounded in tone. While all songs are keepers, some favorites would have to inclde 'Crusader' by Foxsong, the album title track by Markus and 'I Must Go' by Roethel. The future looks bright for Gathering Time.