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by Billy Parker

A unique collection of original mandolin pieces played on mandolin and octave mandolin with support from multiple strings, spanning genres from Bluegrass to tango. 80% instrumental for you mando fans.
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Fidget Hornpipe
3:56 $0.99
2. Dance of the Dark Moon
5:33 $0.99
3. Dixon Town
2:40 $0.99
4. Journey Waltz
4:26 $0.99
5. I'm Walkin' the Dog
3:03 $0.99
6. Silly Jilly
3:41 $0.99
7. Fishin' in Montana
4:31 $0.99
8. Tug O' War
3:33 $0.99
9. Cymylau
6:14 $0.99
10. Lullaby for Kelsey
4:27 $0.99
11. Why You Been Gone so Long
3:45 $0.99
12. Slip-Slidin'
3:47 $0.99
13. Soul Mates
3:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
This album is an anthology of musical ideas and experiences that I am pleased to share. "Mandoclectic" says it well and the pieces represent musical ideas I have been carrying around for the better part of my life and shared on this cd. You will hear, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Gypsy Jazz, Celtic, and other pieces I call "Gravy". This is a listener's CD and I hope you enjoy



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Mike Breen

MANDOLECTIC - One of the finest Modern American Acoustic Music Releases this yea
Billy Parker
Thirteen songs, all but four written by Billy Parker, mandolinist extraordinaire, comprise this exquisite new collection
of modern American acoustic music. Reminiscent of David Grisman’s early work, Jerry Douglas’s Transatlantic Sessions and
Strength In Numbers, MANDOCLECTIC kicks off with a Parker composed hornpipe with Ted Sistrunk on upright bass, Tyler James
on banjo, Nick Coventry on Fiddle and the amazing Peter McLaughlin on guitar.

Highlights include a blazing “Dixon Town” with some fine clawhammer banjo from Fred Newton, a Dawggrass style jazzy original
called “Silly Jilly,” one of my personal faves “Tug O’ War” and “Slip-Slidin’” featuring Michael Rolland on some killer guitar and fiddle.
Billy also shows off his vocal ability making several singing appearances on this CD as well as playing Mandolin, Octave Mandolin and Guitar.

The other musicians lending their enormous talents to this project are as follows:
Ted Sistrunk - Upright Bass
Tyler James - Banjo
Nick Coventry - Fiddle
Peter McLaughlin - Guitar
Michael Rolland - Fiddle and Guitar
Dan Meyer - Bass
Ron Rutowski - Fiddle and 5 String Viola
Matt Mitchell - Guitar
John Parker - Vocals
Evan Ward - Banjo
Ken Skaggs - Dobro
Alvin Blaine - Dobro
John Good - Flute and Vocals
Kevin King - Bodhran

With styles ranging from straight ahead bluegrass to jazz to Welsh to modern acoustic Billy offers up one of the finest acoustic music CDs this year.
Recorded at Tempest Recording, Playr Recording and A Writers Room by Clarke Rigsby, Kyle Harris and Duncan Stitt respectively.
Mastered by Nathan James at The Vault.
Produced by Billy and Brenda Parker for Mandobilly Records. www.mandobilly.com

Joe Ross, Roots Music Report

A real treat for acoustic music fans with diverse tastes
Based out of Phoenix, Billy Parker is a very talented, adept musician with plenty of creative ideas to share. Parker refers to his eclectic mix of Bluegrass, Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Celtic and Americana as “Mandobilly Gravy.” Parker has four decades of touring and recording under his belt. This is a testament to his ability as a consummate musician who really shines with a mandolin, octave mandolin or guitar in his hands. Of the 13 tracks, all but four are self-penned originals. While the instrumentals are his strength, Parker also offers three with vocals.

When listening to Mandoclectic, be prepared for considerable variety, tempo and genre transitions from track to track. Each piece capitalizes on the superb abilities of Parker’s 14 musical friends who contribute to the project. One can hardly go wrong with the likes of Nick Coventry, Michael Rolland, Peter McLaughlin and Evan Ward helping out. Depending on one’s tastes, every listener will discover different things to their liking on an album with so much variety. However, the mandolin’s full-bodied tone and clarity are always front and center. I particularly liked the bouncy “Fidget Hornpipe,” up-tempo “Dixon Town” and “Slip-Slidin’” and Gypsy-infused “Journey Waltz” and “Silly Jilly.” Or for something different, cue up “Cymylau (Clouds),” an original Celtic aire by flutist John Good that segues into some traditional Welsh melodies. For acoustic music fans with diverse tastes, this album is a real treat. (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report)