Happy Friday everybody! We’re celebrating the day here on Robert Frost’s Banjo with music from a terrific musician, Caroline Pond. Ms. Pond has been performing & touring for over 15 years, & is the front woman for Snake Oil Medicine Show. She also plays with an old time band called Tater Diggers & shares a band with Ami Worthen(from Mad Tea Party) called Sugar & Spice. Caroline started playing violin at age 7 years old & has been playing ever since. Singing & playing ukulele are also gifts that she shares across the world.
I'd also recommend checking out Ms. Pond's delightful blog, Caroline Pond's Earth Adventures.
You can find cds from Snake Oil Medicine Show & the Tater Diggers on CDBaby (follow the links on the band names).
Let's see what Caroline has to say about today's song:
The second song is called Freedom Song written by Luc Reynaud. He wrote it for the children of the Hurricane Katrina disaster when he was in New Orleans. Jason Mraz discovered this song, and he sings it too—and he went to Africa for the Free The Slaves foundation and heard kids sing this song. It's so sweet that I wanted to sing it too.
This is "just" Caroline Pond & ukulele; it's a total delight. & as an added bonus you can check out last week's song, "Fall On My Knees" in case you missed it (Caroline singing & playing fiddle). I'm very impressed with Caroline Pond's musicianship & it's been a real treat to have her on Homegrown Radio. I'm hoping to feature another of Ms Pond's songs next week, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, please enjoy "Freedom Song"!