Mudcat Café message #75697 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10652   Message #75697
Posted By: ddw in windsor
05-May-99 - 12:58 AM
Thread Name: Songs and Tunes for Autoharp?
Subject: RE: Songs and Tunes for Autoharp?

I'm not at home, so I can't tell you the name of the album or what's on it for sure, but I think it was just self-titled.

Spinning Wheel is dead easy (must me, if I can do it) and I have fond memories of doing it with a Scottish friend, Anne Leckie, back in the days when I was hanging out at Campbell's Coffeehouse in Hamilton, Ont. A bunch of us used to sing as a package at Fiddler's Green in Toronto and that song was always well received.

As for Stoney's Rag, I learned it from another guy in the CC group and I think he played the Pop Stoneman version for me once, but I have no idea what album it might be on.

Something that strikes me about the Mudcat is that no one seems to be online from around Asheville, NC, where there are loads of fantastic musicians -- including some fine 'harp players. I heard one guy there (didn't get his name -- the night got pretty fuzzy -- who I try to immitate on Wreck of the Old 97; he could get a good train-wheel sound going and overlay a whistle sound in the treble strings. I don't think I do it nearly as well as he did, but audiences seem to like it.

Anyway, I'll look up the Bryan Bowers disk I've got and get back to you about which one it is. I'll even listen to it again tomorrow and see if I'm still of the opinion it's overproduced.

cheers, ddw