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08/25/06
Catch That Train with Dan Zanes
    by John Cech

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That's the beginning of the title song from Dan Zanes and Friends' new CD, Catch That Train. Some pretty musical people are coming along for the ride -- like Natalie Merchant, who harmonizes on the old standard, "Loch Lomond," and the Kronos Quartet that provides the background strings for the Leadbelly song, "Grey Goose." And then there are the unforgettable Blind Boys of Alabama:

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The journey with Zanes' and Friends' music can take us both backwards in time, and right up into our urban present -- courtesy of the Rubi Theater Company.

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And the train becomes a riverboat with Nick Cave, Dan, and "Sweet Rosyanne."

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Copyright 2006 John Cech

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