Following last week’s American Songwriter review calling Burlap to Cashmere ‘One Of The Best Records of 2011,’ USA Today spotlights the band’s sumptuous and exotic melodies, tight harmonies and poetic lyrics” in both today’s print edition and on its music page online.  (See review and links, below.)
USA TODAY Listen Up: Burlap to Cashmere returns

The band that all but vanished after 1998 makes a triumphant return:
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The New York band that all but vanished after 1998 debut Anybody Out There? makes a triumphant return with core players in place and a largely acoustic album of sumptuous and exotic melodies, tight harmonies and poetic lyrics.  Producer Mitchell Froom sweeps away the clutter, allowing chief songwriter Steven Delopoulos to carve a niche with graceful, vivid global-folk. — Edna Gundersen
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In addition, the band was favorably reviewed by outlets including The Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Indianapolis Star, Metromix New York, The Sunday Oakland Press, Examiner.com – Denver, The Oakland Tribune, Jesusfreakhideout.com and more.
About Burlap To Cashmere:
With its core lineup intact – singer/guitarist/songwriter Steven Delopoulos, guitarist John Philippidis, and drummer Theodore PaganoBurlap To Cashmere returns with renewed focus, drive and energy.  On its first album in more than a decade, Burlap To Cashmere draws from all the influences that made it a touchstone band:  Mediterranean and Greek rhythms, flamenco and classic American folk, to create a rich body of work that embraces the past while crystallizing its new creative vision.
In 2010, Burlap To Cashmere headed into the studio with acclaimed producer Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits) to begin work on new material.  His rules were simple: “There would be no nudging and no Auto-Tuning.  We’re going into this to capture everything that’s organic about the band.”
Recalling the musical intimacy of Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel, coupled with Delopoulos’ introspective and poetic songwriting, the album announces Burlap To Cashmere’s triumphant return in a record that will surprise longtime enthusiasts and intrigue the uninitiated.  Fans of modern troubadour outfits like the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons will find common ground with Burlap To Cashmere’s output, with the added textures of the Greek and Mediterranean influences further fleshing out the band’s unique take on 21st century folk-rock music.
For up-to-date information on Burlap To Cashmere, please visit:
www.burlaptocashmere.com
www.twitter.com/B2Cband
www.facebook.com/burlaptocashmere

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