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by Jill Peterson

Fragments
A hardcover book with over 225 photos
of wonderful vignettes that are filled
with antique treasures! Not only lots
of unique antiques, but also tons of decorating ideas.
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Simple Cooking for a Simple Life
Featuring Simple Recipes
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and Dealers.
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HOMECOMING
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THE SETTLEMENT
Featuring 16 wonderful early &
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Homestead
Join me as I travel from Texas to Massachusetts and all points in
between as I visit 14 wonderful homes
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The Gardens and Accoutrements of
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A Simple Garden Journal
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OLD TIME MUSIC PARTY

For those of you who LOVE
Old Time Mountain Music this is for you! I am crazy about this new CD from Brian Vollmer and I know you will be to.
$15.00 ea + $2.50 shipping
1) Arkansas Two-Step
2) Fall On My Knees
3) The Lost Goose
4) Ladies On The Steamboat
5) Elzik's Farewell
6) Rambler's Blues
7) Birchfield's Sally Ann
8) Skippin' & Flyin'
9) Been All Around This World
10) What We Got's Rich
11) The Green Door
12) Trouble In Mind
13) Skillet Licker Breakdown
14) My Favorite Waltz
OLD TIME MUSIC PARTY REVIEW BY
JOHN GOAD OF BLUEGRASS TODAY:

Many of the bands who claim old time influences these days really have more of a folk or Americana style, with traditional songs set to a more modern sound. Brian Vollmer, a banjo and fiddle player originally from Maryland (where he studied banjo with the likes of Mike Munford and Bill Keith) goes in completely the opposite direction on his debut release, Old Time Music Party. Instead of folk tunes with perhaps a bit of clawhammer banjo here and there, this fourteen-track collection is filled with songs done in a straightforward old time style, performed and sang much the way they might have been a century or more ago in the hills of southern Appalachia.

The album opens with Arkansas Two-Step, a peppy fiddle tune which Vollmer pulled from home recordings of Fiddlin’ Bob Rogers, an old-time fiddler from near the Cumberland Gap in Tennessee. This is a great opening track, both in terms of its upbeat sound and the fine fiddling done by Vollmer and Rosie Newton. Ben Townsend contributes some interesting banjo licks, as well. Another well-done, upbeat fiddle tune is Ladies on the Steamboat, which comes from Clyde Davenport, a fiddler from south-central Kentucky who is well-known to scholars of mountain music. It’s a smooth, driving piece, with Vollmer joined on fiddle by Nate Leath.

Another enjoyable track is the traditional number Trouble in Mind. Vollmer’s version was pulled from eastern Kentucky singer Roscoe Holcomb, and here it’s light and just a bit mournful. Bluegrass fans may be interested in the early Stanley Brothers piece Rambler’s Blues. This take on the song is stripped down, with just sorrowful vocals from in front of a simple guitar rhythm – a little more Carter Family than Carter Stanley.
This book includes hundreds of full color photographs depicting "make-do" antiques - items that were broken and then repaired or patched, given new parts from other objects, all things to extend their life and usefulness. Objects include early lighting, countless kitchen and buttery antiques, repaired books, clothing and baskets just to name a few. It is also a tribute to the people of the past, who lived in times when making do was a way of life and a means for survival. A make-do object can't exist without the make-do mindset of the user.
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