A MUSICAL RECOMMENDATION

Dave Wilcox, on a recent visit here, gave me a copy of “800 Voices, My Childhood in an Irish Orphanage,” by Danny Ellis (one of Dave’s neighbors in Asheville). Dave suggested, and i concur, that to get the full jolt and beauty of the songs, you’ve got to sit and listen to them straight through. They’re brutally honest, heartfelt, real. I’d be surprised if you can listen to these autobiographical snapshots without tears, without some chuckles, without having to catch your breath a time or two. They are skillfully written and convincingly delivered. An hour well-spent, guaranteed, if you can find the time. You can get the music at www.dannyellismusic.com or at www.cdbaby.com