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by ShoreGrass

A lively mix of traditional bluegrass, folk and old-timey as well as original songs reflecting their roots in contemporary music with a local flavor, by an eclectic 5-piece Connecticut band.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Six Wild Roses
2:51 album only
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2. Lonely Tombs
3:40 album only
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3. Connecticut Waltz
2:41 album only
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4. Man in the Middle
2:38 album only
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5. One More Miner
2:23 album only
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6. Last Old Shovel
3:00 album only
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7. Against the Tide
4:27 album only
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8. Jordan
2:10 album only
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9. Sing Away the Sorries
2:35 album only
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10. Keep on the Sunnyside
2:48 album only
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11. A Waltz For You
2:11 album only
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12. Cajun Rock
3:14 album only
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13. Old Man at the Mill
2:16 album only
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14. I Can't Go Home
3:37 album only
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15. Tear My Stillhouse Down
3:22 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ShoreGrass is a bluegrass band from the Connecticut shoreline which has performed as a quintet since December, 1999. Their music is a lively mix of traditional bluegrass, old-time, early country, gospel and folk songs as well as original pieces reflecting their roots in contemporary music with a local flavor. All five members of ShoreGrass sing, giving the group that unique bluegrass blend of guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bass while alternating leads on 3 and 4-part vocal harmonies. Their musicianship gives the audience an ensemble experience that demonstrates the range and uniqueness of each instrument as well as an unusually rich vocal blend, all delivered with the special sense of humor that marks all ShoreGrass performances.

Band members on this recording include:

Frank Shaw (banjo, vocals, guitar on 9, bass on 5,7,11,14)
Barbara Shaw (guitar, vocals, bass on 9)
Paul Pozzi (mandolin, vocals)
Larry Rothermel (fiddle)
Louis Audette (bass, vocals on 8)

ShoreGrass released this debut CD "In Connecticut" in late 2001. It was recorded at American Melody Studio in Guilford, CT, engineered and mixed by nationally renowned musician Phil Rosenthal. The songs reflect their strong roots in traditional acoustic music as well as their affection for New England, especially the debut of the instrumental "Connecticut Waltz," and "I Can't Go Home," which comments on changes in hometown Branford, CT. This CD was selected for review by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, which said:

"...they sound terrific. Their enthusiasm is infectious, their blend is sweet, their repertoire is varied easy listening. I gave this CD the old dishwashing test and it lasted all the way through the dinnerware, even surviving the wok, which gets done last."

A testimonial about the "Connecticut Waltz" from the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce:

"Connecticut Waltz" is a beautiful song that eases the mind of everything and brings thoughts of times past. The song is easy listening and uplifting at the same time with a refreshing melody. It seems this waltz would be a great representation for Connecticut and we thank you for taking the time and effort to put it together. This is a time when people understand how important it is to have "roots" and you are offering a song that can symbolize people's love for Connecticut!

In addition to this album, ShoreGrass has a live recording of "Songs of the Civil War Era" also available. Future projects include a new album of original material. Stay tuned! See www.shoregrass.com for the latest band information.

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