Paul Meredith | Nomads

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bruce Cockburn Nick Drake Nickel Creek

More Artists From

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Modern Folk New Age: Ethnic Fusion Moods: Type: Acoustic
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.


by Paul Meredith

Chinese folk songs from Paul Meredith and the NOMADS, with Jerry Liu & Meng ke Naseng. Features Chinese throatsinging, banjo, guitar and horsehead fiddle, plus six Paul M originals. Tom Pang contributes mandolin and fiddle.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. China Train
3:40 $0.99
2. Ulan Bator Nights
3:14 $0.99
3. Grasslands Lady
3:12 $0.99
4. Guxiang (Hometown Beauty)
2:26 $0.99
5. Shady Grove / Daban Town
4:52 $0.99
6. Devil Don't Live in China
3:14 $0.99
7. My Horse Runs Free (For the Beijing Olympics)
4:20 $0.99
8. Huang Ma (Yellow Horse)
1:49 $0.99
9. Weeping Sky
3:14 $0.99
10. Missing... In Manila
4:59 $0.99
11. Naniwan
2:37 $0.99
12. Wu Yun Shan Dan
3:04 $0.99
13. Tom's Thumb
3:16 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
NOMADS features Paul Meredith, Jerry Liu and Meng ke Naseng playing banjo, guitar and horsehead fiddle, with some great Mongolian style throat-singing. The trio traveled to the US in 2014 performing these and other songs with happy audiences in the Midwest as part of Paul's IN CHINA NOW show. Here, the fine throat-singing of Meng ke Naseng features on HOMETOWN BEAUTY (a Tuvan song known throughout China), while his horsehead fiddle (with banjo and guitar) makes for unique arrangements.

Jerry Liu's outstanding lead vocal is heard on NANIWAN, the Chinese classic folk song, as well as on his fabulous rhythmic rendition of ULAN BATOR NIGHTS, another Mongolian folk standard. Jerry contributes his own song, WEEPING SKY, sharing his heartfelt wish to glimpse just once again his hometown as it was when he was a boy - but with pollution making the sky so dark, with times unstoppable change, it can never be the same.

Several previously unreleased Paul Meredith originals are also featured: CHINA TRAIN takes us round an ancient and mysterious land, asking as the Chinese sages of old, "are we the dreamers / or are we the dream.." In GRASSLANDS LADY, a visitor is enchanted by a wonderful land and culture - but don't worry Mom, she won't stay forever! (Or will she?) MY HORSE RUNS FREE remembers the spirit of the Beijing Olympics in a unique way, while MISSING.. IN MANILA takes a search for the boys' long ago Filipina helper -- just to say thanks -- all the way back to Manila, yet somehow it's all connected to dreams of China. DEVIL DON'T LIVE IN CHINA shares all the fun of living far from home, while the album closes with Tom Pang's wonderful mandolin performance, TOM'S THUMB, which Paul wrote for Tom. The 13 tracks of NOMADS take us on quite a journey! Enjoy the ride.

Paul Meredith has lived in Hong Kong and China for 25 years, giving over a thousand live performances in China and Asia. He is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist, and plays banjo, mandolin, bass, harmonica. He hosted the popular Open Mic at Oscar’s in Shanghai from 2007-10, and has led and participated in many songwriting workshops / showcase nights in Shanghai. Paul loves the power of a good song to challenge our views and change our hearts. He spends time in Dali, in western China, and Shanghai, when he is not at the family farm in Michigan visiting his mom.

Jerry Liu, from Hohhot, China, was an important figure in the emerging rock music and band scene in Inner Mongolia’s capital during the 1990s, introducing many western songs to new audiences, and experimenting with new sounds and combinations of Mongolian and western instruments. He plays guitar and banjo, and is an excellent throat singer.

Meng ke Naseng, also from Inner Mongolia, is an award winning throat singer (humai) and terrific horsehead fiddle player with long experience playing solo and in groups in many parts of China. He and Jerry Liu, both true Nomads, love nothing more than sharing the special character of Chinese and Mongolian culture with students of all ages and backgrounds.

Tom Pang, from Inner Mongolia, is a special talent on mandolin and fiddle. He played for many years with Jerry and Paul in Shanghai, and is also a fine throat singer, heard here with Jerry on GRASSLANDS LADY. He continues to play regularly in Shanghai, and has performed in America

Recorded and produced by Max Primeau and Paul Meredith in Shanghai
Mastered by Max Primeau in Shanghai, 2014, 2015
Paul Meredith original songs recorded in 2011 by PM in Shanghai
Mastered in 2011 by Max Primeau



to write a review