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Waltz of the Chickadee

by Mike and Ruthy

Recorded by the artists at home by a woodstove. Haunting, delicate and organic original and traditional acoustic music. Americana folk roots with a timeless appeal. Two singer / songwriters with a gift for sparse arrangements and spot on harmony singing.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Another Dawn Another Day
Mike and Ruthy
3:26 $0.99
2. Baby
Mike and Ruthy
3:10 $0.99
3. Winder Slide
Mike and Ruthy
2:52 $0.99
4. Slow Train
Mike and Ruthy
4:12 $0.99
5. Cooper's
Mike and Ruthy
1:52 $0.99
6. The Doctor's Door
Mike and Ruthy
3:00 $0.99
7. Waltz of the Chickadee
Mike and Ruthy
2:44 $0.99
8. Dust Bowl Blues
MIke and Ruthy
3:37 $0.99
9. Little Waltz
Mike and Ruthy
2:08 $0.99
10. Cold Wind
Mike and Ruthy
5:13 $0.99
11. June Apple
Mike and Ruthy
2:30 $0.99
12. Hang Me
Mike and Ruthy
3:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
Mike and Ruthy are a couple whose love was forged in New York City amidst a swirl of rock, anti-folk, and Americana enthusiasm. They harmonized from the first night they met, bringing smiles to their friends faces with original songs and layering raspy fiddle over pop-strummed guitar. It was 1999, and their band, Rhinegold, played to pre-trucker-hat hipsters in the East Village and then gathered to play more songs around the cluttered coffeetable at someones apartment. Richard Buckner played low on the small bedside stereo as these young, nocturnal band-mates got some early morning sleep.

It is true that Mike was originally recruited by his college to play hockey and Ruth had gone to school for acting, but now they began a new path together, crafting songs and recordings and touring the world. Ten years later, Mike and Ruthy are married and living upstate with their new son, William Puck. With 7 years of touring under their belts with folk band The Mammals, they have begun a new chapter, one that still incorporates the best sounds and textures that old-timey and rock music can offer.

Their most recent duo CD has been well received by fans and critics alike. "When most newlyweds take their honeymoons, they jet off to some sunny, all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean. This young couple opted to spend their postnuptials at home in West Hurley making their first album as a duo. 'The Honeymoon Agenda' is a 40-minute expression of love. Heres hoping their anniversaries yield more records this good." - Hudson Valley Chronogram

"Waltz of the Chickadee" is the newest recording released on their own Humble Abode Music label. With a few guest appearances by their family and friends, the record is full of great new lyrical journeys surrounded by moody mountain sounds and lively twang.

On the heels of the roots-based "Chickadee" session, Mike & Ruthy began collaborating with their friend Craig Santiago whose graceful drumming has already inspired another CD's worth of original folk-rock material. With bassist/producer Jose Ayerve on board, this project, tentatively titled "Rise," will be available in the fall.

Mike and Ruthy love writing, recording and playing shows and music festivals as a duo or 4-piece band. The added joy and demands of parenthood have given them a new appreciation for the power of good music and the fine community of people they have connected with across the country and the world. Enjoying the beauty of the moment is their shared goal, and you can hear it in every song they sing.



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