Celia Ramsay's second CD, I'll Just Lie About It reveals Celia's alter-ego--that of jazz chanteuse. But there's a better reason to be excited about the new album: the original songs are sad, funny, bawdy, and uniquely from the point of view of (oh, gawd--must it be put this way?) a woman of a certain age! Love songs are not only the purview of the young, because we all know that little in our sense of optimism--or our ability to be hurt--changes as life carries you along. These new songs acknowlege this. In addition to Celia's new songs, the CD also includes some wonderful jazz standards from the 1940s, and all the songs are supported by a fine group of musicians.
Celia's very fine first CD accomplishment is called Songs of My Father's People, and it features traditional Scottish songs, many of them in the sean nos style. These songs are timeless in their pain, joy, dismay, or humor. They are not merely the songs of Celia's Scottish ancestors; they are the voices of the universal human condition.
Celia performed music from this first CD at the San Francisco Free Folk Festival in June 2011. Here she is performing, Oh, Johnny, My Man.
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