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.
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.\"
\"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.\"
Town and Country Radio
Belmont New Zealand
\"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
\"... 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.\"
Wisconsin Public Radio
\"... 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.
\"The Back Porch\"
WVPE, NPR in Elkhart IN
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.\"
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