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Fiddle Gems

by Kitty Amaral

"These rare and delightfully refreshing old tunes are guaranteed to lift the spirit!" ; "Captivating fiddling virtuoso" ; "19 tracks- stellar backup.";" Passion and drive in every beat!"; A must have soundtrack for all folk collections!
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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1. Bumblebee in a Jug
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2. Bad Liquor
3:16 $0.99
3. Yellow Heifer
2:51 $0.99
4. Double K Hornpipe
2:59 $0.99
5. Lonesome Polly Ann
1:55 $0.99
6. Midnight On the Water / Bonaparte's Retreat
4:36 $0.99
7. Big John McNeil
2:12 $0.99
8. Durham's Bull
2:57 $0.99
9. Tie Hacker Tune
2:37 $0.99
10. Headin' Up Elk Creek
2:39 $0.99
11. Oklahoma Rooster
3:07 $0.99
12. Little Daze Robertson
2:51 $0.99
13. Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase
2:27 $0.99
14. Ellie's Waltz
3:44 $0.99
15. Squirrel Hunters
2:57 $0.99
16. Rymer's Favorite
2:29 $0.99
17. Devil On Dry River
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18. Flatwoods
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19. Funky Chicken
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Album Notes

Reviews: Joe Wilson; "Kitty is a captivating young virtuoso...A mountain fiddler of stunning ability...", Erynn Marshall ; Kitty Amaral's CD debut 'Fiddle Gems' is a great listen of superb old-time fiddling with stellar backup....", April Verch; "Kitty has been steeping herself in Old Time Music and it shows! Her passion for the music shines through every beat. I thoroughly enjoy listening to this, her debut recording, which features a wonderful and diverse collection of fiddle tunes...."

Fiddle Gems Feedback: Alice Gerrard; " I just wanted you to let Kitty know how much I enjoyed her CD. A fine young fiddler for sure! ", Brad Leftwich; "Your cd arrived last week. I really like it. Congratulations on a wonderful, very professional-sounding CD!", Byron Berline; "Kitty, I enjoyed your new cd very much. I love your old-time fiddle style!" , Jack Hinshelwood; The Crooked Road, "I had the pleasure of listening to your new cd! It is well named. It is a real gem!"

In 2013, Kitty and her mentor friends formed the band; "Kitty & the Stray Cats". The members included; Kyle Dean Smith; former banjoist/guitarist for John Hartford, Tom Mylet; old-time aficionado/ mandolin/ clawhammer banjo, Harrol Blevins; guitarist and luthier, and Donna Correll; bassist/vocalist and founding member of the old-time stringband, “The Wolfe Brothers”.

Kitty's debut album, "Fiddle Gems" was produced by old-time fiddler/scholar, musician; Jerry Correll, who advised Kitty with tune selection and other recording guidance. The album was recorded by Kitty Amaral and members of "The Stray Cats Band" along with other stellar guest musicians such as Wayne Henderson, Adam Hurt, Ron Mullennex, Carl Jones, and Steve Kilby in 2014 at the Eastwood Recording Studios. It was mixed by IBMA award-winning sound engineer, Wes Easter, Jerry Correll, and Kyle Dean Smith. “Kitty & The Stray Cats Band” plays many venues across North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and beyond. The passion for the music while immersed by authentic elements really shine through in this recording. Please visit Kitty for band information, booking and live shows at kittyamaral.com! Thank you for support of Kitty Amaral, artist and channel of historical old-time repertoire.



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