Saturday, March 14, 2009

Drunken Sailor-Winterbloom String Band

This was the Winterbloom String Band at a St. Patrick's Day party in 1986. On this particular night, the group consisted of Bruce O'Brien on lead vocals and banjo, Tom McCausland on guitar, T (Moose)Nyhus on mandolin, and myself, Larry Capra, on hammer dulcimer.

At that time, they were one of the first groups to introduce Celtic music to northern Wisconsin. What they, may or may not have lacked in virtuosity, they made up for it with enthusiasm and fun.

This posting was a response to requests made by old fans. Hope this isn't a disappointing flash back... thanks folks.

Drunken Sailor

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Walter Craft - An American Troubadour

" a union of song and soul"

I would like to introduce Walter Craft; a friend, music comrade, and fellow road scholar. Walter has tapped into some of his oldest memories, in order to reclaimed the spirit of his past. From which; he has succeeded in fashioning his artistic presence into the now.

This is his new CD, "Grounds for the Blues". You will find it to be more than a hackneyed catalog of old folk songs. This CD and all of it's contents is an eloquent work of art. It is a union of song and soul, of which, both have truly endured "the test of time."

Please, play TROUBLE IN MIND, a song from Walter Craft's new CD

Trouble in Mind