Can You Read This Boston?

Can You Read This Boston?


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Boston is a town known for its high educational standards and its great music. What better way to show what Boston is really made of than to combine these two notable attributes? In an effort to raise awareness and money for the Boston Adult Literacy Fund (BALF), Boston teacher Rosie Cohen has put down her chalk and taken up the cause of the thousands of area adults who yearn to learn. Gathering a dozen of the area's most talented music writers, Cohen has compiled a collection of songs and stories, the proceeds of which will benefit BALF and the many people it selflessly serves. Complete with biographical, lyrical, and anecdotal information from each of the talented participants, Can You Read This Boston? not only demonstrates the strength of the Boston music scene, but also the generosity of those who make it great. While Nate Borofsky takes a tip from J.D. Salinger and Mark Errelli finds inspiration in the poetry of Secretary of Defense William Cohen, most of the songs deal with life lessons more than literary ones. Still, from Gozalo Silva's attempt to "get his act together" to the Beloved Few singing a la Richard Marx of "growing up and realizing second chances don't always come" and the glam-y Mercy James remembering his own postgraduate days in Florida, Can You Read This provides inspiration on multiple levels, both in terms of means and also message. Live tracks from Kevin So and Borofsky provide even more personality to a very personal and personable album. As an album, Can You Read This Boston? is impressive. As a source of education, it is brilliant.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/1999
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0794465519824
catalogNumber: 5637223159
Rank: 160835

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Levine   Electric Guitar
Billy Conway   Drums
Ben Demerath   Vocals
Lorne Entress   Drums
Robert Holmes   Guitar (Leslie)
Jonathan Kramer   Cello
Chris Lannon   Dulcimer,Recorder
Michael Rivard   Electric Bass
David Stefanelli   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Tom West   Organ
John Sands   Drums
Michael Farquharson   Bass
Doug Dube   Hammond Synth
Tom Beaver   Organ
Sean Staples   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Lamond   Bass
Pamela Means   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Mark Erelli   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Adrianne   Guitar,Vocals
Kris Delmhorst   Guitar,Vocals
Beloved Few   Track Performer
Nate Borofsky   Guitar,Vocals
Kevin So   Piano,Vocals
Christo Harris   Drums
Kristin Cifelli   Track Performer
Michael Troy   Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

John Gorka   Liner Notes
Ani DiFranco   Liner Notes
Rosie Cohen   Executive Producer
Lorne Entress   Producer
Chris Lannon   Engineer
David Stefanelli   Producer,Engineer
Alan Williams   Producer,Engineer
Dave K.   Producer,Engineer
Chris Rival   Engineer
Robina G. Young   Liner Notes
Michael Farquharson   Engineer
Sean McGough   Engineer
Matthew Robinson   Liner Notes
Pamela Means   Composer,Producer
Mark Erelli   Composer
Kris Delmhorst   Composer
Dave Westner   Engineer
Rob Ignazio   Engineer
Richard Furch   Producer
Nate Borofsky   Engineer
Kevin So   Producer
Carter Alan   Liner Notes

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