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Don Grieser - Hillbilly Chamber Music

By Mandolin Cafe
February 18, 2010 - 9:00 am

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Don Grieser - Hillbilly Chamber Music

Don Grieser - Hillbilly Chamber Music

Hillbilly Chamber Music is the title of a new project of all-original music composed and performed by Don Grieser.

On the project, Grieser recorded all of the parts himself using a marvelous collection of instruments that includes the following: 2006 Gilchrist Model 1, 1999 Gilchrist Model 5, 1989 Gilchrist H-1 mandola, 1928 Gibson K-1 mandocello, Santa Cruz mandocello, and a 2001 Old Wave oval A octave mandolin.

The CD closes with a tune written in memory of mandolinist Butch Baldassari who passed away in early 2009.

On The Horizon
Mando Trance
Mandola Mandala
Canyon Waltz
Zuni Mountain Ramble
Lamas In The Forest
Hill Country
For Butch

When purchased online, buyers will also receive an immediate free digital download. Digital downloads are available in a wide variety of high quality formats, including FLAC, Apple Lossless, as well as 320kb mp3, and include all the artwork for the album. You can also listen to the entire album on the artist's web site.

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Reader Comments

February 18, 2010 03:15 PM
Hummable melodies. Well played. Beautifully recorded. Nicely mixed. From the trance to the dance - this is good stuff!
February 20, 2010 04:46 PM
I love this album. I've always enjoyed listening to mandolin family instruments played together and this does a great job. I also really like the feature on bandcamp that lets you download the album right away in whatever format. I prefer having the CD but it's nice not to have to wait for it. I'll be playing it on my radio show Mon night.
Eddie Sheehy
February 21, 2010 09:10 PM
I can't stop playing it... Absolutely superb.
Mike Romkey
March 01, 2010 01:16 PM
Don has my money, and I have his new CD, and I'd have to say I got the better part of the deal. Another excellent effort from Don and something every mandophile should hear.
Barbara Shultz
March 02, 2010 03:49 PM
Excellent CD!
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