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Monica Grabin | Continental Village

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We'll Rally 'Round the Flag - The Civil War in Song Continental Village lyrics and song notes Monica Grabin's website Over Here & "Over There!" CD - Songs of World War I HerStory CD - American Women in Song Continental Village on iTunes

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Continental Village

by Monica Grabin

Eclectic; all over the map, style-wise, as well as source-wise. All American, but from 20s popular song to traditional folk, all acoustic, vocals, guitar, banjo, autoharp, and lots of harmony, music with feeling.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Bad Dream
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2. Buffalo Skinners
4:29 $0.99
3. Two Sleepy People
3:59 $0.99
4. A Border Affair
5:32 $0.99
5. Down on Penney's Farm
2:45 $0.99
6. Bob Dylan's Dream
4:42 $0.99
7. Run, Come See Jerusalem
2:32 $0.99
8. Can't Write a Letter
4:22 $0.99
9. Ukulele Lady
3:41 $0.99
10. Down and Out
4:30 $0.99
11. Little Beggarman
2:26 $0.99
12. Stuck in the Gears
3:09 $0.99
13. I'm an Old Cowhand
2:35 $0.99
14. Small Fry
3:53 $0.99
15. Louisville Lou
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16. Before the Day Begins
3:47 $0.99
17. Friends of Mine
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18. Am I Born to Die?
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Album Notes
Continental Village...what the heck does that mean? Well, I grew up in a place called Continental Village, in New York State. It was a quiet little nook, with a lake to fish and swim in, endless dirt roads for sledding and riding bikes, very kid-friendly. When I was 12, I discovered folk music, and I just went nuts. I began a life-long journey of discovering songs from all over North America, so I was also growing up in a musical continental village as well. And that’s what I’m celebrating here.

I’ve been performing for over 40 years, and the songs on this CD are some of my closest friends. They’re stylistically extremely diverse, I guess because I get bored easily. I could never settle down to one genre and call it my own. There’s just too much good stuff out there. So the unifying theme here is just my taste. There are cowboy songs, ballads, a few originals, Calypso, Bob Dylan, and a large share of popular tunes I learned from my Dad. It’s just who I am musically. Lots of good friends helped me out, and they make this much more fun for me, and for you too, I hope.

I'm also a member of Mom's Home Cookin', and we have 2 albums available here at CD Baby: Give Me the Roses, and Pot Luck. We play old-timey and traditional folk, and you might want to check us out too.

Thanks so much for taking a look!



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Michelle Cacho-Negrete

Continential village
Ms. Grabin's voice is lovely, her timing perfect, her choice of songs geared to her wide range. What a bonus to have a few songs she's written herself - a perfect Christmas gift for any folk-lover

mark alvin

Monica’s sheer delight in sharing her music comes pouring out of this CD. This is like being invited to breakfast and expecting a bowl of oatmeal but receiving instead a smorgasbord of home baked treats, breads, fruit salads and scrumptious old favorites, cleverly and differently prepared by a master chef. (The baked pineapple served by the ukulele lady is my favorite!) This is way more than a continental breakfast, it’s a luxurious brunch to be savored to the last crum.

julie howard

Continental Village
Monica is an American musical treasure. You have to listen to Continental Village! Her songs reflect a range of different genres, but her high-spirited enthusiasm and immense musical talent are present in everything she sings.