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The Cicada and Other Stories

by Bingo

Cicada" drinks from wells as deep as jazz, country, psychedelia, and hard rock. Described by No Depression as "jaw dropping", Bingo stands as an embodiment of the folk tradition.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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1. The Cicada
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2. Luciagua
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3. Wishing
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4. Proud Eagle
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5. God, What Am I Doing Here
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6. Highway Sign
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7. Ghost Woman Blues
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8. Salbar O Fallar
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9. Twinkle Twinkle
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10. Candelight
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Wandering troubadour Kevin Richey (aka Bingo, ex-Golden Delicious) has honed his sound, characterized by wide open space and intimate vocalization, on his third effort. His modern folk songs dip into everything from prairie traditionals to Eastern instrumentation - though not as directly as on 1998's H'Om, these influences do seep in to the dirge of strings on "Salbar O Fallar" and the raga of epic closer "Candlelight". Bingo explores more traditional country-folk atmospheres with equal elaboration and style, as on "God, What Am I Doing Here", making tapestries of pedal and lap steel, trumpet, harmonica, strings and an array of keys. This earnest singer-songwriter's work seems to resonate forth as the sound of its namesake the Cicada does from the trees.
-Miles Of Music

From Glowing Corn through Golden Delicious to the Freak Mountain Ramblers, Kevin "Bingo" Richey has become a mainstay of Portland's roots-rock scene. Now he's releasedThe Cicada and Other Stories, the third and perhaps best of his eclectic solo collections. The album features overdubs of several instruments on disc, but for tonight, a 10-piece band will assemble to convey the richness of the album. (JR)
- Willamette Week


Bingo - The Cicada & Other Stories (Cravedog) this excellent new album from Kevin Richey of Golden Delicious and The Freak Mountain Ramblers, is tenderly psychedelic, with slow and bluesy folk drifts layered with tango Tex-Mex trumpet and dark lyrics.
- River Cities' Reader


If you like Ron Sexsmith...there's a good chance you will enjoy the smooth genuine sounds of Bingo. If there is one word to describe this album, it most certainly is "unpretentious." The Cicada and Other Stories (Bingo's third full-length) presents laidback country-influenced compositions that feature exceptional lyrics and wonderfully genuine melodies. The arrangements are simple and straightforward...and the vocals have a slightly sloppy feel that is most appealing. Real music from a real individual. You wouldn't think it would be so difficult to come across such a thing...but it is. Highly rewarding tunes include "The Cicada," "Wishing," "Ghost Woman Blues," and "Candlelight." (Rating 5)
- Babysue.com


Bingo - The Cicada & Other Stories (Cravedog) this excellent new album from Kevin Richey is a perfect night-drive album.
- Cincinnati City Beat


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Cinda Hodson

Cicada is a humming, toe tapping, tender album of great tunes.
CD Baby asked me to write you what I thought about Bingo’s albums. Cicada
is a soulful bluesy mellow album. As you may know Bingo is a member of a larger band called the Freak Mountain Ramblers. Bingo by himself lets me feel that he is singing personally to me. His words are earnest and sweet. His voice is rich and true. Listening to the tender songs one can’t help swaying to the beat and humming along. You won’t be sorry to include this in your music library..