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Buddy Merriam - Back Roads Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
August 25, 2009 - 11:45 am

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Buddy Merriam - Back Roads Mandolin

Buddy Merriam - Back Roads Mandolin

Buddy Merriam, long-time band leader of Buddy Merriam and the Back Roads Bluegrass band has released a solo mandolin CD featuring his marvelous traditional mandolin style on Back Roads Mandolin, a collection of original compositions.

While primarily bluegrass in style, the CD touches on a variety of musical styles including waltzes, gypsy, a polka, and a spirited tribute to his late friend Butch Baldassari.

Superb support from Ernie Sykes on bass, Jerry Oland on 5-string banjo, Bob Harris on guitar, Gary Oleyar on fiddles, Jeff Schmich on harmony mandolin and Mike Sassano on mandola, mandocello and harmony mandolin.

Extra Special
Batchin' It
Devine Time
Harmony's Waltz
Circle Of Chiefs
Riverhead Polka
Gypsy Tears Of Joy
Glenshane Pass
Putnam Valley Flash
Spirit Of Rosine
Grassy Bud
Friar Tuch
My Dear Mother's Waltz

Additional information:
Genre: Bluegrass
Label: Lily Pad Records
Released: August, 2009
Visit: Artist web site
Purchase: From amazon.com

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