hillbilly chamber music
To order the CD by mail, send a check/mo for $12 to:
Don Grieser, PO Box 69, Pine Hill NM 87357
Notation with Tablature for Tunes:
Canyon Waltz pdf file, added 1-7-2011
Zuni Mountain Ramble pdf file, added 4-5-2011
The reviews are coming in.
From Lou Martin:
"This is a very good and quite original instrumental recording by a thoughtful and caring musician who goes his own quiet way: there are some things here that no one else has. The music evokes his home in the great Southwest. The conceptions, scoring, and arranging ring true. I strongly recommend this album."
Here's some comments from the Mandolin Cafe forum.
"Hummable melodies. Well played. Beautifully recorded. Nicely mixed. From the trance to the dance - this is good stuff!"
"I bought the CD and am listening to it now, and it's fabulous!!!!"
"I love this album. I've always enjoyed listening to mandolin family instruments played together and this does a great job."
"Congratulations on having the talent to put together such amazing mando-centric music! Really great stuff!"
The old fiddle tunes provide the foundation for bluegrass and old time music. When I began to write melodies on the mandolin, they were firmly based in the fiddle tune tradition. But I wanted to hear them played on mandolin, mandola, and mandocello instead of the instruments of a string band or bluegrass band. The melodies took on a classical air when I played them on the mandolin family instruments, and what I call Hillbilly Chamber Music was born.