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Shakin' Down the Acorns, Vol. 1
Tony Elman
Shakin' Down the Acorns, Vol. 1
Genres: Folk, Pop
 
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Renowned hammered dulcimer player Tony Elman discovered old-time fiddle music during his first year in college in Santa Cruz, California. At a fiddle contest he saw a dying fiddler play his tunes for the last time, and the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tony Elman
Title: Shakin' Down the Acorns, Vol. 1
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Acorn Music
Release Date: 1/20/1995
Genres: Folk, Pop
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 096327000120, 096327000144

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Renowned hammered dulcimer player Tony Elman discovered old-time fiddle music during his first year in college in Santa Cruz, California. At a fiddle contest he saw a dying fiddler play his tunes for the last time, and then wandered into a wedding celebration for two young fiddlers... people were singing, dancing, laughing, and the air was filled with joy. Tony realized that he wanted to be a part of this tradition. He soon made a pilgrimage to Appalachia, where he built a hammered dulcimer that he still plays today. Tony's hammered dulcimer recordings have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of music lovers around the world.

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Exquisite
V Layne | 09/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply one of the loveliest trad music recordings I have ever heard. All but one of the tracks centers around the hammer dulcimer, which is passionately and sensitively played. While mostly brisk, rhythmic, and dancing, there is something quite contemplative about the music; somehow, Elman draws a remarkably cantabile ("singingly") quality from the tunes, without compromising the strictness of the time or the energy of the pieces. The final track, "Star of the County Down", which is not a hammered dulcimer piece but a recorder duet with accompaniment, is the most lovely, heartbreaking, haunting rendition of that tune I have ever heard. Twenty years after first getting this recording, it still raises goosebumps."
Ultimate Bluegrass Autumn CD
Keith Gagliardi | Alma, GA USA | 08/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have listened to all of Tony Elman's music since 1983. When the weather turns cool, the frost is on the pumpkin, Tony is on the Stereo. Perfect for baking cookies, bobbing for apples, drinking hot mulled cider or wine, or just enjoying the beauty of autumn!! A must have for all bluegrass/old timey music lovers."
A Wonderful CD
Cephasv | Minnesota, USA | 06/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tony Elman's "Shakin' Down the Acorns" is an outstanding recording. His renditions of traditional folk music are lively and well-performed, and his interpretations of the music are fantastic. This album is a must for anyone interested in hammered dulcimer music, but is enjoyable for anyone who likes toe-tappin' good music!"