Washington Times

Washington Times reviews Gerken-Kiefer-Pitcher “Of Great and Mortal Men.”

Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer and Jefferson Pitcher have musical fun with the nation's presidents.

Above: Christian Kiefer, Jefferson Pitcher, and Matthew Gerken.

Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

Standard Recording Co.

In what’s sure to spark some kind of microtrend, three songwriters – Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer and Jefferson Pitcher teamed up with a diverse panoply of musicians to produce this three-CD set, with a song devoted to each of the 43 American presidencies. (Yes, Grover Cleveland, who served two nonconsecutive terms, gets two tracks.) This impressive and well-timed effort is accompanied by a [108]-page illustrated [book] and will be supplemented with a new song to be released online just after the November elections….

For the rest of the article: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/09/sounding-presidential/

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~ by jmatthewgerken on September 14, 2008.

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