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Song of the Hills: Instrumental Appalachian
Various Artists
Song of the Hills: Instrumental Appalachian
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1


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Brilliant album of evocative acoustic journeys
Kieran M. Mcmanus | Portland, ME | 02/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recommended by a friend, this album has quickly become a treasure in my collection. It is a brilliant soundtrack for road trips when the early morning sun is rising above the dashboard and you're seeking wonderful music to carry you through the acoustic pastures and sensitive landscapes of your life. Rich in dynamics and sonic diversity, all 14 songs on this album are masterful in musicianship and artistic effect on the listener. Obviously, I believe you'd do right to invest in this album, put it on auto-repeat and let it carry you through your days for the next few months till you wear the recording out."
Clean and unpretentious... a pleasure to listen to
Kelly K. Dunn | the Heartland of the United States of America | 03/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have become very selective in the music I listen to. I will admit that I do have a wide range of music that I like and will listen to when I am in certain moods, but THIS is the kind of music that I will always come home to. It is clean and unpretentious and a pleasure to listen to.

Song of the Hills: Instrumental Impressions of America's Heartland is music that I am proud of. I realize there might be others who believe this music antiquated and boring... to that sentiment I would say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Another reviewer said it best when he wrote: "a genuine "Who's Who" of acoustic musicians -- have rendered these interpretations with great skill and love."

If traditional music resonates in your soul then Song of the Hills will be a worthwhile addition to your music collection.

Songs include:

Tom Bigbee Waltz - Jay Ungar/Molly Mason/John Sebastian
The Water Is Wide - John Doan/Brian Keane
Midnight On The Water - Jay Ungar/Molly Mason
Seneca Square Dance - Jay Ungar/Molly Mason/Peter Blue/Brian Keane
Footprints In The Snow - Bill Keith/Tony Trischka/Eric Weissberg/Ken Kosek/Stacy Phillips/Molly Mason
Sweet Sunny South - Stacy Phillips/John Sholle
Shenandoah - Brian Keane
The Greenwood Tree - Norman Blake/Nancy Blake
Shady Grove - Alan Feldman/Ken Kosek/Lorraine Lee/Dan Barrett
Charles Giteaux - Norman Blake/Nancy Blake
Man Of Constant Sorrow - Eric Weissberg/Brian Keane
Darling Cora - Eric Weissberg
When First Unto This Country - John Sebastian/Jay Ungar/John Whelan/Molly Mason
Wagoner's Lad - John Sebastian/Brian Keane"
If you want Folk, Appalachian,Celtic; this is it!
Kelly K. Dunn | 09/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like all types of music and folk is a fairly new interest of mine. On a trip to Ireland this summer I got very interested in Celtic music and traditional Irish Folk music. I bought a fist full of CDs in Ireland. None compare to this albumn. This is terrific. The moods cover the whole spectrum. Each piece has its own mood and they go from sad and meloncholy to toe-tapping excitement. The fiddles are fantastic. I can't say enough good about this albumn."