Jed Marum | Miles From Home

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Miles From Home

by Jed Marum

MILES FROM HOME has a rich variety of songs and styles in American and Celtic folk, with strong Bluegrass roots.
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
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1. Mary McGuill
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2. Miles From Home
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3. Look Ahead Tommy
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4. Where the Green Grass Grows
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5. Chickahominy River
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6. The Locket
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7. The Ballad of Thomas Higgins
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8. Wind's Will
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9. The Rose of Tralee
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10. Con Este Beso
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11. West Texas Wind
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12. Mama's Lily
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13. Last Day in May
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14. White Cockade
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15. Rare Ould Times
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
NEWS

This album was listed among the Top Played Albums of the Month for five months in its first year of release - on the Folk DJ Radio List for Folk/Bluegrass and Celtic music, from 350+ broadcast radio stations around the world. Jed is joined in this project by Brian McNeill, Tom Leighton and others. The album is recorded and produced by Paul Mills in Toronto ONT for Boston Road Records.


RADIO AIRPLAY ACCOLADES:

The album has made Rich Warren\'s \"PICK HITS\" and \"CD of the WEEK\" lists (Rich is host of nationally syndicated \"The Midnight Special\" from WFMT Radio, Chicago). It has been selected for playlists by Fiona Richie for her worlwide syndicated radio program, \"The Thistle & Shamrock - by Mike Harding for his internationally broadcast BBC2 programs - by Ed Mac Donald for his widely syndicated show \"SIDETRACKS\" and a number of other syndicated programs on NPR.

REVIEWER COMMENTS:

Judith Gennet of Green Man Reviews said of Jed\'s music, \"You can hear the Folk in the Celtic and the Celtic in the Folk!\"

Ireland\'s South East Radio said in its review of this album, \"Jed Marum has his genetic roots in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Those genes must come from a long line of bards and storytellers to judge from his recorded output. I have collected a number of albums from this troubadour and he never fails to deliver.\"
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\"This album is such a pleasure I\'m featuring it this coming week. An album that\'s a balanced mix of worthwhile songs, not overplayed, performed tastefully to a high standard ... such an album really stands out.\"

Cheers,
Eddie O\'Strange
Town and Country Radio
Belmont New Zealand
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\"The featured CD also has a Celtic/Canadian flavour, although Jed Marum is not Canadian. The album, \"MILES FROM HOME\" was recorded at Paul Mill\'s studio, The Millstream in Toronto and using some very fine musicians with strong connections to the Borealis Label.\"

Henk De Weerd
\"Good Morning Folk\"
5EBI - 103 FM
Adelaide, South Australia
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\"... I especially admire your songs drawn from the histories of ordinary people. I appreciate the sensitivity with which you retell their stories in their voices and the immediacy of time and place that you manage to convey in a few short verses. These are wonderful portraits.\"

Judy Rose
Wisconsin Public Radio
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\"... well worth listening to. It is not only going to be my \"featured\" album next show, but I think it is destined to be one of the Best of 2005.

Norm Mast
\"The Back Porch\"
WVPE, NPR in Elkhart IN

ALBUM DESCRIPTION:

MILES FROM HOME is a repeat musical collaboration among Jed Marum and friends, Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band) - and producer Paul Mills (Stan Rogers and many many others). The album also features Tom Leighton (Mark Haines) as a guest performer.

The instrumentation on MILES FROM HOME is guitar based, with some very fine guest performances by Brian McNeill on fiddle and concertina and Tom Leighton on accordion and piano. Other instruments include upright bass, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, banjola, resophonic and high-tuned guitars. The songs are mainly original and offer a rich variety of stories and acoustic styles. The stories are Irish, Scottish and American.

EXCERPTS FROM BOSTON ROAD RECORDS BIO - JED MARUM

Jed Marum is a popular performer at Folk and Celtic venues throughout North America. He is known as a gifted singer, a refined musician and a talented songwriter.

In recent travels, Jed has been a headliner at a number of the nation\'s festivals, including The North Texas Irish Festival, Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival, Mississippi Scottish Games, British Isles Festival of Ohio, Celtic Nations Festival of Louisiana, Texas Scottish Festival and many other regional festivals around the US.

Jed has a strong and distinct guitar-style that is powerful, percussive and musical. He is an accomplished banjo and harmonica player as well. Folk music producer, Paul Mills said, \"Jed is a fabulous singer who knows how to communicate a lyric. He writes songs with great melodies and can skillfully interpret them as well as works by other artists.\"


CONTACT

There is a CONTACT page at Jed Marum\'s website if you wish to communicate with him for any reason. Please click on \"jedmarum.com\" link in the LINKS list at the lower, left of this page. We typically reply to all messages within 48 hours.


Reviews


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Raluca Rosenberg

Miles From Home
Great album, Jed! "Miles From Home" is my favorite song from this album!!

Susan M. Bork

A fascinating collection of tunes. Very enjoyable. Real "ear candy."
We first heard portions of this CD on an NPR "Thistle & Shamrock" broadcast a few months ago and quickly put it on our "wish list." My husband, a retired music teacher, found the cord changes in Mary Magill (spelling?) especially interesting and proceeded to analyze them! What a nice blend of Irish and folk conjuring up images of early Irish immigrants who helped tame our country. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Bente in Denmark

Great stuff, highly recommended!
Very few CDs have taken me in so completely already on the first listen-through as this one did - and it just keeps getting better with each time I listen ;-)

Danny in MI

I love this CD!
I love this album! I listen to it all the time, and love every song. It starts out great, and just gets better. It surprises me how each song tells a new story, and how each time you listen you get more from the song. The players are all excellent, the arrangements simple and the production exquisite. This gets my vote for album of the year.

Donna

The best of Celtic and American Folk.
I am a long time Brian McNeill fan and stumbled onto this Jed Marum CD while researching Brian's Celtic music. What a lucky break for me! Jed Marum is a fine songwriter and a great singer and Brian's work on the album adds so much. This CD has such a nice blend of Celtic and American folk styles, and a super bunch of songs!

Wanda Miley

Miles From Home
Unbelievably good music!! Have enjoyed it over and over. Would definitely recommend!!

John K

A long time favorite
This album plays on WXOU radio so much that we bought our own copy. It has become a constant favorite! A blend of Irish and Irish American music. We love it!

Virginia A. Lydon

Very enjoyable and relaxing recordings. Blessed Artists. ginni1@mindspring.com
Hi: Thoroug;y enjoying your CD. All others ordered will go to Ohio, Alabama, and two different daughters in Arizona.
Anxious to hear their comments. (One of my g.sons is gifted with Guitar) Thanks.

Tim P.

This may be the best in all time, of folk and Celtic music
I have two of Jed's earlier CD but this is easily his best yet ... and it may be one of the best one ever in this genre. The lyrics, the melodies, the playing, the arrangements, production, and the packaging - this is surely one of the best CD's you will hear.

Scott Goodno

Highs, lows and all steps inbetween - a wonderful gem
I had never heard of Jed Marum and therefore wasn't expecting this CD. I didn't expect to find an entire CD that doesn't have a bad song on it and that contains 5 (5!) gems that I listen to over and over again. The diversity of the music is impressive but not distracting, the lyrics/vocals are engaging, the instrumental portions are a joy to listen to. In short - a wonderful discovery!
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