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Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves | Welcome as the Flowers in May

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Welcome as the Flowers in May

by Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves

Old time Appalachian songs, fiddle-and-banjo tunes, hymns, and contemporary songs
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Garden Hymn
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
2:06 $0.99
2. Brushy Fork of John’s Creek
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
2:31 $0.99
3. Ezekiel Saw the Wheel (feat. Tim Lancaster & Ruth McLain)
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
2:43 $0.99
4. Across the Great Divide (feat. Ruth McLain)
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
3:27 $0.99
5. Hawk’s Got a Chicken and Gone
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
1:48 $0.99
6. Pretty Saro
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
3:56 $0.99
7. Blessing
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
3:54 $0.99
8. Rachel’s Song
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
3:02 $0.99
9. Sweet Rivers of Redeeming Love (feat. Ruth McLain)
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
2:36 $0.99
10. She Rang the Bells (feat. Ruth McLain)
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
2:13 $0.99
11. Jubilee
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
3:00 $0.99
12. Welcome as the Flowers in May (feat. Ruth McLain)
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
3:46 $0.99
13. Churchill’s (feat. Michael Cleveland)
Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves
2:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
In celebration of over six years of musical friendship, Kentucky-based musicians Deborah Payne and Sam Gleaves present their first recording as a duo, "Welcome As the Flowers in May." Songs and dance tunes from the old time Appalachian canon are paired with newer pieces penned by Kate Wolf, Sam, and Deborah. Deborah and Sam are joined by a stellar group of musicians and singers including Michael Cleveland, Tim Lancaster, and Ruth McLain.

A shared love of traditional music brought Deborah and Sam together. Deborah was born and raised in Berea, Kentucky, a small town at the foothills of the Cumberland mountains. Sam grew up in Wytheville, Virginia, a small town at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Deborah and Sam were immersed in folk music and dance communities and began playing music early in life. Both studied at Berea College and performed with the Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble, directed by Al White. The Berea music community gave the central threads of Deborah and Sam’s musical partnership, and much of the repertoire on this recording was gathered in Berea. Deborah and Sam began performing together in 2013. Separately, they have performed all over the globe and together, they have played concerts and festivals throughout the U.S.A. In 2016, Deborah and Sam collaborated with acclaimed writer Silas House as part of the folk opera IN THESE FIELDS, commissioned by the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Deborah Payne (fiddle and vocals)
Sam Gleaves (guitar, banjo and vocals)
Ruth McLain (upright bass, harmony vocals on tracks 3, 4, 9, 10, and 12)
Tim Lancaster plays bones on track 3.
Michael Cleveland plays fiddle on track 13.

Recorded and mixed by Rick Wasson at Rick's Main Street Studio
Mastering by Randy Leroy at Tonal Park
Cover image by Liz Terry, Liz Terry Photography

"Across The Great Divide" written by Kate Wolf, published by BMG Bumblebee OBO Another Sundown Pub. Co.

"Blessing," "Rachel's Song," "She Rang the Bells," and "Welcome as the Flowers in May" written by Sam Gleaves, published by Fabulachian Music, ASCAP, 2019

"Jubilee" written by Jean Ritchie, published by the Estate of Jean Ritchie Pickow

"Churchill's" written by Deborah Payne, Deborah Payne Music, BMI, 2019



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