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Fats Kaplin | The Fatman Cometh

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The Fatman Cometh

by Fats Kaplin

Instrumental, Post Modern, Eclectic Folk, primarily Fiddle
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shakin’ Down The Acorns
1:28 $0.99
2. The Ghost Waltz
3:51 $0.99
3. Dust Rag
3:33 $0.99
4. Maloney Road
4:28 $0.99
5. Waltz of the Ohio
2:54 $0.99
6. Market Day
3:12 $0.99
7. John Brown's Dream
2:30 $0.99
8. The Fatman Cometh
3:09 $0.99
9. Purgatory March
2:39 $0.99
10. Osman Pehlivan
3:07 $0.99
11. Bonaparte's Retreat
2:07 $0.99
12. Fatman Reprise
1:13 $0.99
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"THE FATMAN COMETH" is currently ONLY AVAILABLE DIGITALLY .-----We have completely sold out of CDs with the original artwork from Hatch ShowPrint. BUT---You can still get the Great Music! Order digital download here thru CDBaby OR it is also on ITunes, Rhapsody, etc. Thanks!

You’ve heard renowned multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin, on hundreds of CDs over the years. There doesn’t seem to be an instrument he does not play. And yet this barely scratches the surface of this Faheyesque musician and composer. This mostly instrumental release features the Fatman primarily on fiddle…but there are ventures into instruments from far flung corners of the globe, like the traditional Turkish baglama. Fats Kaplin is an artist who gives great attention to the inner soul of the great indigenous music of our world, he finds an essence that he can then translate with his own particular American accent. John Fahey, Sandy Bull, Charles Ives, Harry Partch, Ry Cooder…these are the men he reveres. Artists beyond classification.

As a respected multi-instrumentalist, Fats has recorded and toured with numerous major label and independent artists. In addition, he is continuing to compose and record on his own, and with his wife, Kristi Rose and also in Kane-Welch-Kaplin, his ongoing project with Dead Reckoning brothers, Kevin Welch and Kieran Kane with whom he recently released the highly praised album “Lost John Dean”.

You can find out more about Fats Kaplin and get information on his touring schedule at the Pulp Country website.



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Rob Petitpas

Well worth it!
After enjoying the Kane Welch Kaplin cds, it wasn't a difficult decision to buy this cd. Fats Kaplin is an amazing instrumental virtuoso and I was not disappointed. With 4 traditional tunes and then some strong self-penned tracks, this only fault I can find is that it could have been longer...

Bob Liepman

violin without borders
The intimate sound of Fats' violin on this CD reminds me of my grandfather playing in my ear at the breakfast table....many years ago. You can almost smell the rosin. The tone is consistantly sweet and warm as Fats crosses various styles and modes. The instrumental backing also has a timeless quality, visiting older genres while sounding contemporary. How do they do it? Good question!

Lucas Wayne

Kaplin's Instrumental Effort Transcends The Need For Lyrics
The style of music on this CD ranges from "completely foreign" to "more American than apple pie." The start of the CD will make you cry and then track 3 begins... and you can hardly sit still. In fact, listen to track 3 and try to hold still, it doesn't work! And it only gets better from there. Did I mention that there are almost no lyrics on this album!? Bottom line, it is different and some people won't get it, but for true music lovers this one is hard to beat. Way to go Fatty! -Lucas Wayne