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Deep Roots vol. 1

by Deep Roots

A sweeping mix of styles: These great songs, performed by Portland-area musicians, feature lyrics written by local high schoolers.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Paper Doll - Kimberli Ransom
3:12 album only
2. Stuck - Seth Smauels & Dan Balmer
3:36 album only
3. Get Out of It - Mary Kadderly and Nancy King
4:21 album only
4. Downtown - Trick Ponies
4:22 album only
5. It's My Youth - Andy Tabb
4:01 album only
6. We'll All Have to Pay - Newell Brigggs
3:27 album only
7. Misty - Renato Caranto & Zeke Goodrick
5:22 album only
8. The Old Man - Danny East
2:44 album only
9. Queen - Anthony Jamesbarry
2:28 album only
10. Working Ideals - Nate Strande w/ Dave Fleschner
3:22 album only
11. Woman in Blue - John de Andrade and Megan Williams
3:17 album only
12. Sometimes - Newell Briggs w/Dave Fleschner
2:44 album only


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Buy Great Music and Help Support The Deep Roots Music Project for Youth Now!!!

This CD marked the beginning of a Portland, Oregon tradition that matches local high school writers with professional musicians from the area. The students write lyrics, then learn about the recording process and the music business, as Portland's best musicians put their words to song.

Featuring impressive performances by Portland jazz greats Nancy King and Dan Balmer, this eclectic mix is sure to do the trick.

The project has taken off since that first year, in 1998. The students not only put out CD's these days, they often play and sing alongside the musicians. With the profits, the students also started a literary magazine and a great web site (



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