****\"Jack Rabbit\" is the 2007 Grand Prize Winner for Best Song in the Children\'s Category in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING COMPETITION! CONGRATULATIONS JACK RABBIT, AND HIS AUTHOR, CLANCY BOUNDS, for Album, \"The Uh Oh Moon\"
****\"The Oak\" is the 2008 Finalist in the Children\'s category in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING COMPETITION! Congrats Again, Clancy!
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Description: SF Bay Area musician Clancy Bounds blends Jazz, Salsa, World and Rock. The result is the most joyful groove of original songs and instrumentals. Bounds utilizes his warm baritone voice, rhythmical finger picking guitar style and love of percussion, with melodies that stay with you.
Featured musicians include former Windham Hill keyboardist Kit Walker, and well known SF guitarist Jerry Cortez (Jerry has played with Jessie Colin Young, Jerry Garcia, Pete Sears, and Lorin Rowan). Singer-songwriter Sheri Cooper lends warm and lovely back up vocals. The title TRIP, is apt; as the tracks take you from desert \"Highway\" to a \"Salsa Rica\" dance party to the honky tonk techno streets in \"Fast Walking\" or the Marrakech deco cartoon of \"Compassionate Old Man\".
Jennifer Layton, reviewer for Indie-music.com raved:
\"Oooh, what a groove. Doctors should give out this CD to patients with high blood pressure. It\'s not that this smooth, adult contemporary jazz makes your problems go away; you just don\'t really care much about them anymore. So what if your neighbor\'s annoying kid is running around on your lawn again? In about ten years he\'ll be in either college or prison, and either way he\'ll be out of your hair. Just turn up Clancy Bound\'s CD and quit worrying about it.
Bounds has the perfect voice to accompany this music - not polished and perfect, but real and warm. Most of these tracks are instrumentals, but when Bounds does sing, his voice is another instrument that melts smoothly into the sound. Like buttah. His wife, fellow singer/songwriter Sheri Cooper, lends a soft, lovely vocal accompaniment.
Each song, while keeping to the laid-back vibe, has its own sizzle. You may relax, but you won\'t fall asleep. \"Salsa Rica\" is spice and moonlight that made me want to dance around the room. \"The Outside\" has a bit of a strut to it. (If Carlos Santana ever hears that one, he\'ll pick up his guitar and immediately start learning it.) \"Sweat\" has a sensual blues feel. \"The Here and Now\" made me think of the Atlanta Rhythm Section\'s \"So Into You.\"
While tracks like \"Fast Walking\" are infectious and fun, it\'s still a breezy, trippy version of fun, like dancing by yourself at midnight on your front lawn in your pajamas. You\'ll be so mellow, you\'ll thank the neighbor\'s kid for already trampling the grass down for you.\"
Terry Garthwaite of Joy Of Cooking fame says:
\"It\'s lovely soothing, nicely done. I\'m partial to the vocals, the sinewy, delicious blend. I especially love \"The Here and Now\". I love the rambling rhythm on \"A Crack In The Ice. The warm vocals throughout make you want to snuggle up.
Artist biography: Clancy Bounds grew up in Hollywood,California, in a family of cartoonists, photographers and filmmakers. His first instruments were drums and percussion, and then guitar. He signed with Mike Curb Productions, recording with a band as a singer songwriter and bass player, and on outside sessions as a guitarist and drummer. Settling in the SF area, Clancy performed in local venues and folk festivals with his wife and partner, singer songwriter, Sheri Cooper. He was a national finalist for best song (New Folk category) at the Kerrville Folk festival in Texas and
Napa Folk Festival in California, and performed at landmark venues, TheFreight and Salvage in Berkeley and the Sweetwater in Mill Valley. His songs have appeared in mainstream and independent films and he recently has formed his own publishing company and indie label, Dream HIll Music.