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Where the Songs Come From

by Chuck E. Costa

A rich arrangement of contemporary folk tunes
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. When the City Comes
4:26 $0.99
2. Predawn
4:17 $0.99
3. Peace is War
3:06 $0.99
4. Without One
3:37 $0.99
5. Where the Songs Come From
4:17 $0.99
6. Hollow Man
3:52 $0.99
7. Over the Moon
5:33 $0.99
8. Waiting for the Train
4:05 $0.99
9. Better or Worse
3:46 $0.99
10. Indestructible
4:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Chuck's songwriting explores subtle yet significant themes with the tacit goal of challenging his audiences to think (or re-think) about what may often be taken for granted and his honest enthusiasm continually permeates audiences at each live performance. His powerful and sincere vocals (comparisons range from Jonathan Edwards to Michael Stipe) and acoustic guitar delivery seamlessly complement the lyrical content of the songs. Chuck's songwriting and performance skills have received national recognition from several festivals this year.

Chuck was raised in New York City, part of an Italian family with a mother from Norway, which may be partly responsible for the creative breadth of Chuck's musical expression. After receiving a degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado and studying with poet Lorna Dee Cervantes, Chuck left Colorado to play music in the Northeast. In the fall of 2002, Chuck recorded a self-titled, 9-song, all-acoustic CD that embodies the sparse and intimate music that is his signature.

He has shared the stage with nationally touring acts including; The Samples, Andrew Bird, Grey Eyed Glances, Mighty Purple and Ten Shekel Shirt.

His second release,"From the Rooftops," came out in July. The album was engineered by Vic Steffens at Horizon Studios in West Haven, CT and was entirely self-produced. From the Rooftops features a variety of "well-written and well-played"(New Haven Advocate) songs ranging from full-band arrangements to the all-acoustic spirit of his first release.

Chuck most recently released an EP of 5 songs written to poems by Rudyard Kipling entitled Never Seen A Jaguar bringing a new dimension to some really old poems.

Chuck's songwriting received national recognition last summer with his song "Able" being chosen as one of the "first-five" semi-finalists in the Newsong Contest, part of the prestigious Mountain Stage Newsong Festival. He performed at the festival in W. Virginia in August. Chuck also performed in the hills of Vermont as a finalist in the Solarfest singer/songwriter showcase. "Able" was recently featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered" open mic.

Chuck resides on the shoreline of Connecticut where he is perpetually writing songs and regularly performing somewhere near you. He will be sharing the stage with Cracker, Camper van Beethoven, The Nields and October Project in the coming months.



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I agree with everything Pops Walker said but he left out the most important part...have a box of tissues handy.

Pops Walker

Genius, sheer genius
Simply put, this CD is the best folk CD I've heard in years. Chuck is like no other singer/songwriter I know of, and I know a slew of them. I'm very fond of his earlier work, but this recording is in a class by itself. Get yourself a fine glass of cognac, sit down and listen to this thing. It's to be savored again, and again. Thanks,'ve let your skeleton genius out of the closet.

Ian Charles (singer/songwriter)

An (as for now) "unknown" contemporary new folk classic
I am an admirer of good songs sung well. Both of which are fully in order here on this excellent album.
I picked up this CD from Chuck after watching him sing just two songs. Sure thing, those two songs are here. But, those two are surrounded by 8 other exceptionally written, arranged, performed, recorded, and subtly produced, folk gems. I consider this Chuck's best work to date and I hope it brings his music to the attention and appreciation of admirers who enjoy quality acoustically focused songcraft. Sung really well.


Very insightful, lyrical, good to listen
I'd recommend it to anyone, great lyrics - his song "peace is war" is on myspace. I think this cd is worth your time and money, it was well worth mine.


Way to go Chuck E
Thanks for writing and performing a sweetly thoughtful set of songs about more than tortured romantic love (or hormone charged lust).

There is so much more to every day, and your broad gaze captures it wonderfully.

Look forward to seeing you at Luray in August.