Rick Pickren | Traditional American Folk Songs From The Warner Collection

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Traditional American Folk Songs From The Warner Collection

by Rick Pickren

"A slice of musical Americana and a boundless treasure of authentic folk art". Bluegrass Unlimited
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. The Ballad Of Tom Dula
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2. The Days of 49
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3. William The Sailor
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4. The Ship Carpenter
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5. I'm 72 Today
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6. Columbus, Georgia
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7. A Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim
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8. Bill The Weaver
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9. In The Pit Of Sin Set Free
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10. Sweet Willie
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11. Rose Connally
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12. Johnny Sands
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13. The River of Life
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14. Don Kelly's Girl
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15. The Bonny Bay Of Biscayo
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16. The Bull Frog
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Album Notes
*WFMT, "MIDNIGHT SPECIAL" PICK HIT OF THE WEEK!
Singer-songwriter-actor Rick Pickren's recording of "Traditional American Folk Songs" features songs exclusively from the field work of folklorists Frank and Anne Warner done in the late 1930's.
During month long summer vacations, they recorded and transcribed 200 songs which had been passed down through the generations by oral tradition.

Rick has arranged and recorded 16 of these wonderful old time songs with a traditional acoustic string band featuring Special Consensus alum Drew Carson on mandolin, Larry Sparks alum Tom Boyd on dobro and Malcolm Ruhl on acoustic bass.
These songs from the not so distant past, celebrate an America long since gone; an America still connected to ancestral traditions such as self-sufficiency, simple wisdom and family as cornerstones of everyday living.

The cover painting is by Rick's father, Donald Cody Pickren

"Pickren's approach puts a fresh sheen on these folk tunes of old" SING OUT!

"Rough and true vocals" DIRTY LINEN

Ricks' performance is "professional, thoughtful and singular"
JEFF WARNER (son of Frank and Anne Warner)

"Not just entertaining...but inspiring, enlightening and essential" TED ESELGROTH...The Children's Network

As an actor, Rick portrayed the role of Jim in the original Chicago production of Pump Boys and Dinettes and also starred in and directed Foxfire. He is featured in the films: Major League, While You Were Sleeping, U.S. Marshals and Soul Survivors. He has appeared in many TV programs, guest-starring in The Untouchables, Early Edition, Turks and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.

Featuring: Tom Boyd of Dry Branch Fire Squad and Drew Carson of Special Consensus.

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Sally Waters

Very clever arrangements
I really like the arrangements. Rick's approach gives these timeless folk songs a new freshness. Sweet Willie and A Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim are my favs.
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Ray Runstrum

Great arrangements of classic folk songs!
Loved "The Ballad of Tom Dula" wonderful new twist to this famous song. "Sweet Willie" and "Bill The Weaver" are great and "A Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim" is heartfelt and moving. Liner notes about song origins is especially commendable. Highly Recommended!
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Bluegrass Unlimited

"A treasure of authentic folk art"
"Traditional American Folk Songs is a slice of musical Americana and a boundless treasure of authentic folk art".
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Dirty Linen

A New Twist
"...the songs are given enough of a new twist to make them sound fresh".
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Sing Out!

Fresh!
"Pickren's approach puts a fresh sheen on these folk tunes of old".
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Belleisle Loyalist

Vibrant!
I really enjoyed the musical arrangements, simplistic yet at the same time captivating!
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