Cozy and sophisticated...the perfect musical compliment for the Season.
'Anticipating Christmas' is genuine and warm like a favourite winter sweater. Holiday melodies we know and love, sentimental favourites re-visited, thoughtful lyrics and evocative new compositions are all featured here.
This Holiday collection will set the perfect mood for nights by the fire, entertaining friends, wrapping gifts, and celebrating all the good things during the festive time of year.
1 Winter Wonderland
2 I'll Be Home For Christmas
3 Thanks You Mrs. Claus
4 Blue Christmas
5 Winter Walk
6 The Colours Of Christmas
7 If Each Day Were Christmas
8 I Saw Tree Ships
9 Sleigh Ride
10 The Christmas Song
ROOTS MUSIC WITH ATTITUDE INDEED!
CD review by John Gardiner
If asked to categorize Canadian singer/songwriter Richard
Knechtel’s new CD, “Carrot”, I would have
to say it’s simply GREAT MUSIC. Smart lyrics, catchy
melodies, spirited instrumental solos - it has everything
it takes to make a terrific recording.
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1 Swimming Pool
2 Carrot on a Stick
3 Hangin' Around my Head
4 Walk on Water
6 Blue Moon Motel
7 I'm Sorry Charlene
8 She's Evil
9 Outside In
11 Happy Lives
Canadian performer Richard Knechtel has recorded a dynamic,
exciting album. There seems to be a dominant theme of getting
the most out of life, not standing still and letting life
pass you by.
Knechtel has assembled a top-rate band to back him on this
acoustic release. The basic melodies are simple but the interplay
of harmonica, mandolin and violin enhance each tune and the
thoughtful lyrics are anything but simple.
~ Linen Shorts - Dirty Linen
1 Lone Wolf Howling
3 September Waltz
4 Lakeshore Road
5 Song After Midnight
6 Travel On
7 Happy Lad
8 After the Fall
9 Somebody Like Her
10 Sand and Sea
LIKE AN OLD FRIEND
Here’s a potpourri of fun tracks with an abundance
of energy that’s sheer entertainment.
~ Walt Grealis - RPM Weekly
Insistently buoyant, the CD is a pleasant collection of 13
songs about love, friendship, some of the world’s persistent
problems and remember-when nostalgia.
~ Robert Reid - KW Record
A diverse set of songs featuring strong musicianship and
production. Richard has a warm voice that is accentuated by
the rhythmic driving of the instrumentation. A welcome addition
to the Knechtel collection of thoughtful lyrics.
~ Carolyn Stewart - Soundwright
1 Carry a Song
3 Like an Old Friend
7 The Wrong Way
8 What I Should Do
9 On the Beach
10 Cheap Imitation
12 How'd We Ever ...
13 If I Only Knew
HOME & AWAY
Knechtel decided for this CD that he wanted to work one-on-one
with musicians he had seen and admired at various folk festivals
including Walt Maynard, Wendell Ferguson, Paul Mills, Tom
Leighton, James Gordon Ian Tamblyn and David Woodhead.
Working with so many different styles of musicians gave each
of the 12 songs a feel of their own yet together add up to
a winning Canadian Folk combination.
~ Lori Ross - Sound Waves
This is a warm, funny, thoughtful CD filled with songs that
celebrate absolutely simple things in life.
~ Claudia Staines - Mosaic
The Walkerton-based singer/songwriter is a clever wordsmith
without drawing attention to his craft, Similarly, his voice
and musicianship (guitar, piano, keyboards, bass and harmonica)
are no less effective for being warm, informal and understated.
~ Robert Reid - K-W Record
1 The Hockey Tune
2 Like Father/Like Son
3 Going Home
4 Missing You
5 Make the World (Beautiful)
6 The Strangest Thing
7 A Lot to Learn
8 Folka Polka
9 Downtown in Fullarton
10 Gordie McLean
11 Ay Paddy
12 Angel of Love