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Moo-Town Productions: Press


"Abetted by fellow veteran Milwaukee folkie Jym Mooney, among others, acoustic music elder stateswomen The Moxie Chicks have been gigging at feedback-free venues for a few years. Recorded live at The Coffee House, Middle Aged Garage Band finds them mostly remaking old favorites with pleasantly quaint, occasionally poignant results. The band sounds especially magical on an Everly Brothers oldie, but they also know their way around Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Hank Williams, sometimes in gender-rearranged arrangements. It would be nice to hear more originals along the lines of group member Jonnie Guernsey's lone contribution, a bluesy ditty about Peter Pan's friend Tinker Bell."
"It's just a joy to listen to!"
J.B. (Jan 7, 2011)
"Thanks for the CD. Very nice. Like the Chordettes but with intellect! Carol and I liked it a lot."
Art Thieme (Feb 24, 2011)


"Mooney's amiable ways connect with the folks in the audience. The broad, goofy wit of his funny numbers may make the easiest connection, but 'Live' testifies to his array of strengths. He can ply his genre's tradition of singing mini-travelogues or deliver an unexpectedly poignant 9/11 memory with suitable sensitivity. Some of Mooney's love songs could even pass muster amid commercial country music's glitz."
"What a wonderful CD! Especially nice to have some of the old songs on CD. Kudos on the good job. I like to give CDs as gifts and this one will definitely be on my list of CDs to give as gifts."
Sandy Weisto (Jun 23, 2009)
"We listened to your new/old CD three times and love it. Especially "Buzzards" ["Springtime in Ohio"]. Thanks for sending it!"
Art Thieme (Jul 1, 2009)
"Love the CD!"
Mom - #1 Fan (Jul 1, 2009)


"The number of worthwhile albums that memorialize politicians can probably be counted on one hand. But you can add one more to that short list with Songs for Frank Zeidler, a CD dedicated to the memory of Milwaukee's last Socialist mayor. Who better to pay tribute than a couple of Milwaukee's finer folkies? Jym Mooney recounts Zeidler's accomplishments and honesty in a breezy manner that could be the soundtrack to an elementary school biography of the man. Larry Penn, known for labor and political singing/songwriting, offers a more philosophical angle. Penn's biblical allusions and stately baritone befit the gravity he brings to his affable subject."


"Mooney has a way of welcoming a listener to his clan, even as that welcome includes a 19-verse song of introduction to everyone attending a family reunion. Mooney displays the simple wisdom of keeping family memories alive for posterity."
"Outstanding - way to go! Love the music, the concept, and the art work."
Kevin Mulvenna (Dec 22, 2007)
"Boy oh boy oh boy!"
Larry Penn (Dec 22, 2007)
"That's a fine CD! You've highlighted and frozen those folks in time."
Art Thieme (Dec 22, 2007)
"Thanks so much for sending me your new CD. I loved it! You did a wonderful job on both "She Taught Us To Sing" and "When You Tried". What a wonderful tribute to both of your parents. Both songs brought tears to my eyes."
Mary D. (Dec 30, 2007)
"The CD is cool! It's a nice piece of work!"
Joseph T. Ruback (Jan 12, 2008)
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful album! It is a family treasure of wonderful music and memories."
Rachel L. (Jan 19, 2008)


"Your CD is WONDERFUL! Congratulations on a superb recording, emotionally moving and delightful."
Bonnee (Jul 10, 2007)
"A collection of straightforward, earnest, acoustic folk originals about the usual suspects - war and peace, domestic violence, homelessness, fundamentalism - balanced by several songs of love or gentle spirituality. The group musters some nice vocal harmonies throughout."
Chris Heim - Dirty Linen (Jul 7, 2007)
"Your group's wonderful music (is) easy on the ear. 'Cross Me, Fool!' cracks me up!"
Tom (Feb 8, 2007)
"Thanks for the CD! We did so enjoy the recording and intend to keep it for ourselves. If the children want to hear it they will have to come here! We don't intend to let it go."
Uncle Dale & Aunt Millie (Jan 17, 2007)
"The more you listen to the CD, the better it gets!"
Gary L. (Dec 10, 2006)
"Thank you very much for sending me your album. I found it very enjoyable. Special thanks for the buzzard song ("Springtime In Ohio"). Buzzards have had a lot of bad press. I'm a buzzard booster!"
Antonia (Nov 24, 2006)
"What a delight! Worth waiting for! We love "I've Come to Take My Boy Home," and always find it moving. "Let Peace Prevail" gave me goosebumps.Your CD is amazing. Thanks for making it."
Mary (Nov 18, 2006)
"I seem to be sidling into a middle-aged romance. "Take My Time" was a perfect expression of my current mental state. Thank you, Moxies!"
Satisfied listener (Nov 12, 2006)
"LOVE the CD!"
Moxie Chicks fan (Nov 10, 2006)


"The funny name matches the quintet's free-spirited attitude!"
Dave Fidlin - North Shore Herald (Aug 25, 2005)
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