Carla Van Hoose | Old Times and Memories

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Old Times and Memories

by Carla Van Hoose

Folk, blues and a little rock and roll for spice are stirred up and delivered to you by her soothing contralto voice.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Jaded Lover
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3:44 album only
2. Trumpet Vine
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3:40 album only
3. Lessons We Have Learned
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3:52 album only
4. Gertrude
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4:50 album only
5. A Love Song
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3:52 album only
6. Old Times and Memories
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4:54 album only
7. Mississippi Squirrel Revival
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4:12 album only
8. Carolina Pines
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4:46 album only
9. Tecumseh Valley
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10. The Ballad of Spider John
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11. Love Me Like A Man
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Album Notes
"Carla Van Hoose just shines...a joyful presence."
Terri Powell, bassist

"... A class act". Sharlene Olup, Wild Oats, manager

"Congratulations...good music selection". Stacy Yelton, WUKY,
program director

Carla Van Hoose is deep in the "Americana" music movement of today. Her repertoire dips into bluegrass, folk, blues and a little rock and roll for spice are stirred up and delivered to you by her soothing contralto voice.
Her special sensitivity to song selection of material from Kentucky's talented songwriters as well as nationally known composers captivates and inspires audiences. Singing from the heart and making others feel what she feels in a song are the highlights of her performances.

Her Music:
The sound created by Carla Van Hoose and On Time is to music what comfort food is to Mom's kitchen. Singing from the heart and making others feel what she feels in a song are the cornerstones of Carla's performances. Her unique song selection dips into bluegrass, folk and blues. "Old Times and Memories", her debute album, has been heard on radio in KY, MO, CA, Connecticut, WVA and parts of VA, PA and Washington D.C.
"Kentucky Home", Carla's new release, is by Kentucky composers and about Kentucky life. It is being played now on WUKY, WRVG, WRFL and MSU NPR. She is joined by fine Kentucky musicians like Gerry Gillespie, formerly Kathy Mattea's bass player, James Moore, Kati Penn, Raliegh Dailey, Ben Sollee, Warren Iulg and Paul D. Williams in showing a breath of styles which typify her performances. James and Gerry now perform with her frequently as do other talented musicians.

Where Carla's Been:
Carla has appeared in Kentucky, Colorado, Missouri, West Virginia and Canada. She performs at venues such as area
* festivals, such as J.D Crowe, Berea Arts and Crafts Fair, Woodland Arts Fair, Downtown Mayfest, J D Crowe Festival, Bourbon and Bluegrass Festival and Midway Fall Festival, Governor's Breakfast, Capitol Expo.
* Radio and Television appearances on WUKY's award winning, Curtains @ 8!, radio show ,as well as Music from the Mountains, West Virginia Public Radio, Americana Crossroads Live, Morehead, KY, at Woodsongs, WKYT-A.M. and Afternoon shows, KET II- Mixed Media.
* Coffee House, including Cheshire Cat, Arvada, CO, Mile High, Englewood, CO, Poor Richard's, Frankfort, KY, Coffee Conspiracy, Berea, KY Common Grounds, Lexington, KY and Twice Told, Louisville, KY.
* Private Parties, national campgrounds, weddings, arts council events.

110 Louisiana Ave., Lexington, KY 40502
email: Web: Phone: 859-263-2377 (w), 859-266-9203 (h)


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Alice (In Wonderland) Tackett :)

Loved every song, Strong vocals-She Rocks!!! :)
I was pleased to hear that all the songs were well put together,Nice Job Folks! Keep em rolling....

Barbara Hopper

Carla's voice will stroke you like a velvet glove while you run the emotional ga
Carla has pulled the best from her outstanding repertoire of songs. The songs presented on this CD have been honed to perfection through hundreds of performances, formal and informal. A pleasant change from high pitched screechy female voices, Carla's delivery will stroke you like a velvet glove while you run the emotional gauntlet! If you love Bluegrass, you got to have this CD!!!!

Bob Enos

Put this one in the cart, now.
I`ve enjoyed Ms. VanHoose`s voice for many years. This collection is an outstanding example of her range, and talent. From Jaded Lover to The Mississippi Squirrel Revival, I can relax and let that silky voice sooth me after the longest of days. Whether or not you`re a devoted Bluegrass fan, this CD belongs in your collection. You`ll find it in the CD player alot. I do.

Jane Barry

The emotions it stirs
The blend of music and the Carla's voice will make you laugh, and cry. Remembering the moments in your life that parallel these songs. This CD will give you that feeling of being wrapped up in a warm blanket sitting by a fire. This is a must for your CD collection.

Rick Richardson

I was very pleased with her music .
Carl's music makes you feel like your back home with family and friends sitting around the fire listening to her sing to you personally.I like the way she puts so many types of music on the CD. She sings to you not at you.

Laura Ferguson

A great combination of tunes awaits your listening pleasure on this CD.
Whether you're into rock, country, or folk, there is something on this CD for everyone and every mood. Carla's soothing voice is such a welcome comfort at the end of a long day. You will find it in your CD player a lot and it will leave you with a happy heart. Buy this one, it feeds your soul!