And the New Solo CD from Tricia Countryman Goes to…

winner

tricia countryman march2016…Steven Bardo. Congratulations, Steven–you’re the lucky winner of our latest Pure Pop Radio contest! A copy of Tricia Countryman’s brand-new solo CD, Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…, will soon be making its way to you.

More cool contests coming soon! Watch this space!

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Monkees, the Posies, McPherson Grant, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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Win Tricia Countryman’s Sometimes When I’m Dreaming CD

tricia countryman march2016Tricia Countryman’s new solo album, Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…, is a wonderful, melodic treat. Produced by husband Dana Countryman, this is nothing less than a lovely musical journey built on classic song craft and Tricia’s golden voice.

You can win Tricia’s Sometimes When I’m Dreaming… CD by filling in the form below and sending it on to us by next Wednesday, July 20 at noon ET. (This is a new entry deadline; this contest was part of a story about this week’s specialty shows posted yesterday and may have been missed by some readers.)

Please enter only once, and don’t forget to include your email address and type “Tricia” in the Comment box. Good luck!

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Tricia and Dana Countryman Speak Sweetly on Next Week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

tricia countryman march2016Tricia Countryman’s just-released, wonderful solo album, Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…, produced and arranged by her husband Dana, is a lovely musical journey built on classic song craft and Tricia’s golden voice.

Next Tuesday night, July 12, at 8 pm ET, Tricia and Dana visit with Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…. You’ll hear how the 16 songs (plus one bonus track) were selected, how Dana came up with the sweetly-realized arrangements, and much more. You’ll also be treated to three songs from the album, including the beautifully sung Jimmy Webb masterpiece, “Adios.”

Your chance to win a copy of Tricia’s album is coming next week. Look forward to more new episodes of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, coming soon to an Internet radio receptacle near you.

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Monkees, the Posies, McPherson Grant, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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The Song, the Voices, the Sheer Beauty of It All: Tricia Countryman’s “Goin’ On” is a Beautiful Thing

Tricia Countryman with John Hunter Phillips
“Goin’ On”
from the forthcoming album Sometimes When I’m Dreaming

Review by Alan Haber

tricia countryman march2016First, there is the song, a nearly perfect expression of love, as Brian Wilson might put it, getting to the heart of it; a joyous celebration of melody and harmony and the ability that one or two or three people have to summon that joyousness from their collective core and build something that will live within us always.

The melody comes from that place. It’s the melody that draws us into the song, and then there are the harmonies, the harmonies that make the hairs on the backs of our necks stand on end and push that button. You know the one–the one that makes you smile, which is payment enough, I suppose, for a musical job so very well done.

dana-countrymanTricia Countryman and singer John Hunter Phillips show their love for melody and harmony with their transcendent version of Brian Wilson and Mike Love’s “Goin’ On,” which originally appeared as the opening track on the Beach Boys’ Keepin’ the Summer Alive, an album teeming with delights, in 1980. Produced by Dana Countryman, these nearly four minutes of bliss stop everything around it in their tracks.

There are the voices, intertwined and perfectly matched, singing ever so sweetly together, and there are the instruments, all played by Dana, save for Mike Marinig’s muscular saxophone, and there is the arrangement, faithful to the original track but tweaked with that certain something that only an artist can bring to the table. As the song plays, you are transported to that place where all around you is still and serene. All you have to do is listen.

I love the sound of this version of “Goin’ On,” and you will too: Listen to Tricia Countryman, with John Hunter Phillips, sing this wonderful song tonight, premiering exclusively on Pure Pop Radio at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT). And listen to it after that, playing in rotation as part of our playlist of 8,500 handpicked melodic pop songs from the ’60s to today. You’ll be glad you did.

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