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Reviews of The Dragonfly Races

Postby KarenZ » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:47 am

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Once you start getting those copies of Dragonfly Races in your hands, please do try to post some reviews on Amazon, etc. like we did for Essentials - then let us know here! Or is you find any reviews posted online anywhere, let us know! :)

In the meantime, I'm gonna get this thread started with a link to Scott Alarik's review from yesterday's Boston Globe.

Boston Globe - Nov. 16, 2007

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Postby KarenZ » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:41 pm

Folks,

Please note that this Spread the News Forum is for Internet-related strategies to spread the news about Ellis' music. Keep general comments about Dragonfly Races in the thread for the new CD in the Breakin' thru the Radio Forum.

I'm going to lock this thread until we can start posting reviews of the CD on Amazon, etc. Then we will report our efforts here as we did for Ellis Paul Essentials.

Thanks for helping to keep all this information organized! :)

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Postby KarenZ » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:55 pm

Folks,

Amazon.com now has an entry for Dragonfly Races. If you post a review on Amazon, please let us know here.

Thank you! :)

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Postby KarenZ » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:34 am

Folks,

Here's two more reviews of Dragonfly Races:

Kathy O'Connell (WXPN Kids' Corner) review

Out with the Kids review

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Postby KarenZ » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:54 pm

YEE HAW! Dragonfly Races #16 on Top Songs for December 2007 on WRIU (Rhode Island)!!! :-)

http://wriu.org/charts.php

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Postby KarenZ » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:04 pm

Folks,

Here's some nice comments about Dragonfly Races and photos from Ellis' recent visit to WERS - the Playground on Nov. 27, 2007.

http://www.wers.org/playground/articles/?id=762

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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:26 pm

Nice article and great shots - thanks.

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Postby KarenZ » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:19 pm

Folks,

Today's Philadelphia Daily News: (scroll down a bit)

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/feature ... _more.html

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Postby KarenZ » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:17 am

Folks,

Excellent review from Zooglobble:

Review: The Dragonfly Races - Ellis Paul

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Postby KarenZ » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:01 pm

Folks,

Here's a nice review of Dragonfly Races in this month's Baltimore's Child:

It’s All Good By Charlotte Bohn

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Postby Richard + Jela » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:30 pm

He's getting some great coverage for 'Dragonfly' Brilliant!

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Postby KarenZ » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:15 pm

Folks,

Here's another terrific review/interview from Hilltown Families:

Dragonfly Races: An interview with Ellis Paul by Sienna Wildfield

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Postby KarenZ » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:21 pm

Folks,

Here's a short but sweet review of Dragonfly Races from Babble.com:

Our Childless Intern Reviews Your Kid's Music - March 3, 2008

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"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

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Postby KarenZ » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:19 am

Folks,

Here's another terrific blog review:

A Child Grows in Brooklyn - April 3, 2008

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"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:28 am

SWEET!!!

Loved this writeup on Dragonfly Races...and she even included a trivia question about a character in one of the songs for a chance to win a copy of the CD....nice touch. :D
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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:55 am

........and wouldn't it be great if the real Abiola won the competition? Are you there Sue Ellen???


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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:37 pm

It's always fun to hear/read of folks discovering Ellis Paul's music. One can half imagine the "light bulb over head" moment the minute they realize just what/who they've stumbled upon. It happened to me. 8)
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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Postby KarenZ » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:59 am

Folks,

Here's an article reviewing Dragonfly Races from today's Press & Sun-Bulletin.

Fun songs, serious lessons on Paul's CD for kids - Chris Kocher

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Postby KarenZ » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:37 pm

Folks,

The May 2008 issue of Nashville Parent magazine includes (on page 30) a review of Dragonfly Races. Below is the text of the review.

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The Dragonfly Races
By Ellis Paul
Black Wolf Records
All ages; $15
Ellis Paul’s entrance into the family/children’s music genre marks a refreshing masterpiece. Taking inspiration from his two daughters, this dynamic folk singer delivers a project so sophisticated that at first spin you might not recognize it as a kid’s record, musically speaking. Paul’s unique turn of a phrase is creative and insightful. Coupled with the earthy, acoustic soundtrack, The Dragonfly Races provides a rich, soulful listening experiencethat gives young ears an appreciation for a music format that might not otherwise engage them. — chad young
"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

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Postby KarenZ » Sat May 17, 2008 6:06 pm

Folks,

Another nice review in the June/July issue of Dirty Linen:

http://www.dirtylinen.com:80/136/136weefolk.html

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Re: Reviews of The Dragonfly Races

Postby KarenZ » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:06 am

Folks,

Thanks to Richard and Jela for the copy of the August 2008 issue of Maverick Magazine that they brought to Vermont from the UK (Sam Baker on the cover!). The issue includes this nice review of Dragonfly Races. I love that we can attach pdf files on the board now! Yay! :) (Only registered members who are logged in can see/view the attachments.)

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Postby KarenZ » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:28 pm

Folks,

Here's a review of Dragonfly Races posted on a kids' media blog you may not be familiar with called punnybop:

punnybop review

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Re: Reviews of The Dragonfly Races

Postby KarenZ » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:12 am

Folks,

This article about Dan Zanes in today's Taunton Daily Gazette makes nice mention ofDragonfly Races.

Dan Zanes is the big daddy of family music by Chad Berndtson.

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Re: Reviews of The Dragonfly Races

Postby KarenZ » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:05 am

Folks,

Here's another review.

Traveling With Baby Review of Dragonfly Races

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Re: Reviews of The Dragonfly Races

Postby KarenZ » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:01 pm

Folks,

Here's review from the Davenport (Iowa) Public Library (DPL) Kids Blog that refers to The Dragonfly Races as "modern yet timeless".

New tunes for little folk-rockers

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Re: Reviews of The Dragonfly Races

Postby KarenZ » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:54 am

Stumbled across this review of Dragonfly Races from SustainLane.com: "an online community where you can connect with local people interested in living healthy lives on a green planet."

Sustain Lane - Review of Dragonfly Races

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