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New Publications From Butch Baldassari

By Mandolin Cafe
August 15, 2008 - 11:30 am

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Appalachian Mandolin

Appalachian Mandolin

Two new publications featuring the mandolin playing of Butch Baldassari have been released by Homespun.

Appalachian Mandolin

Appalachian Mandolin is a follow-up to the popular duet recording made with the late dulcimer master, David Schnaufer. The instructional level is geared towards a beginner and little or no experience is required.

38-Page mandolin music and tab book with performance CD includes:

Ground Hog
June Apple
Muddy Roads
Tater Patch
Sandy River Belle
Black Mountain Rag
Wayfaring Stranger
Drunken Hiccups
Wild Rose of the Mountain
Cheep Mountain
Flop Eared Mule
Cold Frosty Morning
Pretty Saro

Purchase: From Elderly

Mandolin Hymns

Mandolin Hymns

Mandolin Hymns

Mandolin Hymns is the follow-up to another classic Baldassari recording of the same name.

The original recording featured Butch on mandolin, mandola and octave mandolin in an instrumental program of 15 traditional gospel songs. Support from Aubrey Haynie and Andrea Zonn on fiddle, Robert Bowlin on guitar, Stuart Duncan on fiddle and Dennis Crouch and Mike Bub on bass.

37-page book with CD and tablature is geared towards beginning mandolin students and includes:

Morning Has Broken
Wayfaring Stranger
Simple Gifts
Down to the River to Pray
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Amazing Grace
Unclouded Day
I Am a Pilgrim;
Softly and Tenderly
Precious Memories
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Life is Like a Mountain Railway
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour

Purchase: From Elderly
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Purchase: Mandolin Hymns from

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