CD Review by 67 Celtic Music Promotions

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Wired For Sound. The latest dynamic, high energy release from Alycia Putnam.

Alycia Putnam
Wired For Sound
reviewed by Konnie Stykel

Alycia Putnam, a fiddle player from Brookfield, Nova Scotia, is out of this world. Her music is exciting and fun. Alycia has been performing around Maritimes for the past 12 years and has been making music for over 15. Alycia’s band consists of herself on the fiddle and step-dancing, her dad Robert on guitar, and her mom Kelly on electric bagpipes. Besides her family, Alycia incorporates percussion, bass, vocals, banjo, mandolin and a suite of other sounds depending on the event/venue.

After being inspired at the age of 9, when she saw Natalie MacMaster in concert, Alycia recorded her first CD at the tender age of 13, her second at age 16. In September 2001, her original composition, Goodbye Little Fiddle, was selected as part of the soundtrack for the Pictou area’s historical video, New Beginnings: The Story of the Ship Hector. She was awarded a Young Achiever Award, for music, from the Sport Hall of Fame Gold Club.putnam

Alycia graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, honors in Psychology, and a Human Resource Management Certificate, from Saint Mary’s University. In the spring of 2013, she will graduate with her MBA Degree.

Her newest CD, Wired for Sound, was released January 5, 2013. From the moment I popped the CD into the player, I was hooked. Her CD is strictly instrumental, although I usually enjoy singing along to my music, I do love to dance, and dancing I did; although I did get a few funny looks while driving down the road.

Wired for Sound consists of 13 tracks, and includes 10 well-known musicians from across Nova Scotia, Canada. Each Track is a mix of traditional and original tunes, including Track 11 – The Holland Set – Bonnie Lassie o’fife; Auld Lang Syne; Farewell to Nova Scotia and Scotland the Brave, and Track 12, her own original composition; New Beginnings.

She leaves me begging for more! (March 19, 2013)