If Words Were Stones
New England folk legend Lui Collins calls 'Baptism of Fire' by Julie Snow 'the most universally encouraging and enlightening song I've ever sung.' Julie now emerges as a powerful interpreter of her own material with her new CD, IF WORDS WERE STONES, a collection of 12 songs, almost all of which were written since her move to New Hampshire in 1992. Julie is accompanied on the CD by stellar musicians. Kent Allyn is one of the most sought after bass players and keyboardists in the Portsmouth, NH area and can often be heard accompanying Cosy Sheridan, both live and on her recordings. He plays bass, electric guitars, and keyboards on the project. The drummer is Ed Scheer, the lead singer and band leader for The Love Dogs, one of Boston's hottest jump blues bands. The sax player is Paul Ostermayar, best known for his earlier work with Leonard Cohen and Jennifer Warnes. Nat Hewitt, of the Reckless Ramblers and Reckless Abandon, joined us on banjo for 'Whole Again'. The background vocals were provided by Ed, Liza Constable (from The Sevens and Chanterelle) and Wendy Starkweather. Here's what some people have said about the album: 'The songs on IF WORDS WERE STONES pack a punch and carry a lyrical grace, and they're delivered with a voice that alternately swoops through the air and creeps along the ground. It's a lovely CD, smart, socially conscious, and toe-tappin'.' -Jane Eklund The Monadnock Ledger Peterborugh, NH 'With her clear, authentic voice at the center, each of Julie Snow's razor-sharp, whip-smart songs takes the listener on a satisfying and emotional journey. She's my hero.' - Sloan Wainwright 'Julie Snow is an intellectual songwriter in the best sense of the word. She writes beautiful, deceptively simple songs about very complicated ideas. Her CD, If Words Were Stones, is a work of art' - Cosy Sheridan.