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About Time

by Jan Hauenstein

Music that rocks and soothes and pleases, words that will make you think, smile and laugh...
Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz
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1. About Time
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2. Changing Trains
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3. Edith Wharton´s Figurines
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4. The Ballad of the Gamekeeper and the Countess
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5. The Blues Comes Howling
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6. Chilly Winds
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7. The Ant, Sir, Is Simple
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8. Yonder Comes Ahmed
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9. The Gambler
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10. The Trophies of Love
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11. Lowertown
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12. Alexandra Leaving
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13. The First Time
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14. Misty Roses
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15. Little Billy S. (The Happiest Boy)
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16. Here´s to You Rounders
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17. Ain´t No Bout a-Doubt It
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Album Notes
17 songs, a couple of covers, John Stewart´s 'Chilly Winds' and Tim Hardin´s 'Misty Roses' and a Leonard Cohen song among them. Two songs co-written with Fred Grittner, one with Rex DeLong who sings with me on one of his own songs. Translated a Brecht song into English, and there are quite a few JH originals, too. Rex, Fred (who also mastered the album) and Charlie Woodward play keyboards, mandolin and guitar.
Some of the songs rock hard, some are jazzy, some bluesy, some are folk songs. There´s happiness, blues, there are stories and whimsical songs. Big voice.
62 minutes of music. Listen to the previews - chances are that you might like this album.

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Art Krause

It's "About Time"
Pardon the pun, it seems like a long wait between Hauenstein's..... When Jan posted somewhere that a new CD was in the works, I was anxious for the release. About Time does not disappoint. With help from cyber-friends literally around the world, Jan has once again created a collection of fun and thought-provoking tunes guaranteed to please. Give 'em a listen, but be advised, you're sure to buy!
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Kate snow

Another superb collection of songs
This is Jan's 2012 album, and it is a lovely addition to his fine catalogue. Among my favorites are Changing Times, Edith Wharton's Figurines, Here' s to You Rounders, and the poignant Little Billy S. It ends with the rousing Ain't No Bout a-Doubt It, which will leave you singing along after the last chords fade! Enjoy!
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The Rez

Better and Better and Better . . .
Across the years, Jan Hauenstein has given us memorable music . . . but more in this recent collection *About Time* than ever before. Yes - 'Better and Better and Better' The sensitivities embraced throughout *About Time* are varied, intriguing, and [most of all] 'Honest & True!' I stand amazed at Jan's knack of enfolding songs, scribed by another from centuries yonder to the present, as if they had come from his own pen. Thus, the many sonic and thematic influences join Jan's originals seamlessly. Listen closely to Jan's own deep lyric in the title tune 'About Time,' then listen again. Much to receive! To my soul, no one reaches Leonard Cohen's intent of the heart like Jan [save Leonard himself] as evidenced by 'Alexandra Leaving' Fond also I am of Jan's gentle touch within 'The Trophies of Love,' then the jammin' surprise closer of *Ain't no 'Bout-a-Doubt' It* I figure I'll return with more to 'Note,' however it's time to listen yet again to *About Time* . . . and discover even more! Blessings, Jan
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Rex De Long

Better and Better and Better . . .
Across the years, Jan Hauenstein has given us memorable music . . . but more in this recent collection *About Time* than ever before. Yes - 'Better and Better and Better' The sensitivities embraced throughout *About Time* are varied, intriguing, and [most of all] 'Honest & True!' I stand amazed at Jan's knack of enfolding a song, scribed by another from centuries yonder to the present, as if it had come from his own pen. Thus, the many sonic and thematic influences join Jan's originals seamlessly. Listen closely to Jan's own deep lyric in the title tune 'About Time,' then listen again. Much to receive! To my soul, no one reaches Leonard Cohen's intent of the heart like Jan [save Leonard himself] as evidenced by 'Alexandra Leaving' Fond also I am of Jan's gentle touch within 'The Trophies of Love,' then the jammin' surprise closer of *Ain't no 'Bout-a-Doubt' It* I figure I'll return with more to 'note,' however it's time to listen yet again to *About Time* . . . and discover yet even more! Blessings, Jan
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tom

From the get go...
This latest effort from Jan, grabs you from the get go. The title song (leading off) sets the pallet for the 16 other carefully crafted songs. I've admittedly been a fan for some time, but this totally enjoyable collection of original and hand selected covers produce a big box of ear candy. But you be the judge...you won't be disappointed!
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Jerry Schwarz

The Story's the Thing
In this latest collection of originals and covers, Hauenstein's' confident baritone delivers stories from all walks of life, leaving plenty of room for the listener to feel as well as to think. It's the best of both worlds, and is an easy listen, but not "easy listening". Impeccably recorded by musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, this (and all of Jan's albums, by the way) advance the modern troubadour tradition. Check this latest CD out first, and work your way back. You will be very pleased.
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M.A. Brooks

Best yet! Wonderful treat for the heart!
Jan Hauenstein has released an awesome CD in this work. Jan's baritone vocals are captivating, to say the least. I always have to listen to his CDs two or three times to really tune into the lyrics because I get so caught up in the SOUND of his music. The instrumentation is always spot on and the lyrics are not dumbed down. He has gifted us with 17 songs on this CD and every one is worth listening to over and over. Great folk music with lots of different influences throughout. I love this one. It's my favorite JH CD.
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M.A. Brooks

My Favorite JH CD!
Jan Hauenstein has released an awesome CD in this work. Jan's baritone vocals are captivating, to say the least. I always have to listen to his CDs two or three times to really tune into the lyrics because I get so caught up in the SOUND of his music. The instrumentation is always spot on and the lyrics are not dumbed down. He has gifted us with 17 songs on this CD and every one is worth listening to over and over. Great folk music with lots of different influences throughout. I love this one. It's my favorite JH CD.
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tom

From the get go...
As a long time listener (and fan) of Jan, I can say without a doubt this is the perfection of his craft. The title song of the album opening, set the stage for a nifty musical journal of 17 distinctly different pieces of ear candy treats. Jan has surrounded himself with terrific musicians on this, his latest CD. Fred Grittner's lilting mandolin, Charlie's steady guitar, and all that Rex does...makes this an album to savor and enjoy.
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Straydog

Right from the first note...
This album will grab your attention right away with it's lead off title song. As the album notes hint, there's a broad pallet of listening here, not only in style but substance. Jan's distinctive voice is supported by a cast of accomplished musicians (I am particularly taken by the mandolin work of Mr. Grittner). Hauenstein's original songs are as good as they get. "Yonder Comes Ahmed" explores the difficult subject of suicide bombers, yet with a gentle treatment that catches the listener by surprise. Jan's strong writing is augmented with carefully selected covers that re-interpret classic by John Stewart, Leonard Cohen and Tim Hardin. A watershed album for Mr. Hauenstein.
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