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"The album's 15 songs are bookended by an anthem that pays homage to Martin Luther King, 'How Beautiful Upon the Mountain,' and the title track, which recalls Dave Van Ronk, the Clancy Brothers, and the folk scene in Greenwich Village in the 1960s."
Personnel: Tom Paxton (vocals, guitar); Holly Tashian, Jim Photoglo, Jim Rooney, Nanci Griffith, Suzy Ragsdale, Barry Tashian (vocals); Mark Howard (guitar); Al Perkins (slide guitar, dobro); Tim Crouch (mandolin, fiddle); Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson (harmonica); Joey Miskulin (accordion); Pete Wasner (keyboards); Dave Pomeroy (upright bass); Pat McInerney (percussion).
COMEDIANS AND ANGELS is Tom Paxton's first studio album in nearly six years and also his first since turning 70. It's a reflective but not somber collection, eschewing his political side for a warm and loving collection of personal songs. Highlights include "The First Song Is For You" and "Jennifer and Kate," dedicated to Paxton's wife and daughters respectively, as well as the lovely, homey "Dance in the Kitchen" and "You Are Love."