My taste in music runs to the eclectic, a hold-over from being a DJ while in college and law school. And though my collection of folk/acoustic music isn’t that large, I can’t imagine anyone not falling in love with Paul Curreri. I’ll grant that I’m a bit biased — I used to work with Paul’s Dad, and had the pleasure of hearing Paul play for an hour in his family’s living room while he was still in high school.
But don’t take my word for it — read some of the reviews of Paul and you’ll see repeated references to Bob Dylan, talk of a talent without peer. I’m no pro, but I know good music when I hear it. And Songs for Devon Sproule will stay with you long, long after you first hear it.
If you are fortunate enough to live in the Charlottesville, Virginia area, make an effort to see him play. (He’s at Randolph Macon University tonight; he’ll be in Vermont, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois in the next few weeks. See here for specifics.)
And if that wasn’t enough to get you interested to buy Paul’s new CD, let me tell you that buying from CD Baby is one of the goofiest and most enjoyable online buying experiences I’ve ever had. From my order confirmation e-mail:
Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.
A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure it was in the best possible condition before mailing.
Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.
We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved ‘Bon Voyage!’ to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Tuesday, October 28th.
I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did. Your picture is on our wall as ‘Customer of the Year’. We’re all exhausted but can’t wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!
Thank you once again,
Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby
I love it. Go buy Songs for Devon Sproule from CD Baby and you too can be their customer of the year.