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Going Home on
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ShoreGrass is very proud of this recording of 14 originals and 2
classics. Song styles include bluegrass, old-timey, folk, swing, gospel,
waltz, blues, foot-tapper, tear-jerker, etc. No two alike and some unusual
ideas presented, all written and performed in a traditional style.
Musicians on this recording include:
Frank Shaw (banjo, vocals): former bass player and vocalist with
Clean Living, which recorded 2 albums on the Vanguard label. Winner of the
1st place old-time banjo award at the 2001 Roxbury Contest.
Barbara Shaw (guitar, vocals): writes most of the original material
performed by the band. Left corporate life behind to dabble in guitar,
fiddle, bass, piano, things bluegrass.
Paul Pozzi (mandolin, vocals): incredible tenor range singer and
Jonathan Shaw (bass): multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre musician
son of Frank and Barbara, taking time from his current tour with a rock band
to return to his roots for this recording.
Stacy Phillips (Dobro and fiddle): talented grammy winning performer
("The Great Dobro Sessions"), author of many books and videos,
instructor and internationally acclaimed artist.
Bud Morrisroe (fiddle on 1,7,8): former member of Apple Country and
many other fine bands.
Bluegrass Unlimited magazine called this album "a pleasant
collection of down-home music that should attract considerable attention for
the band." Sing Out! magazine called ShoreGrass "a
refreshing reminder of what bluegrass music is really all about: a
talented, family-based band that seem to truly relish playing and singing
Songs of the Civil War Era:
of the Civil War Era on CDBaby.com
of the Civil War Era on Amazon
ShoreGrass on iTunes
Recorded live 2003 (released 2005)
We are happy to finally offer our LIVE "Songs of the Civil War
Era" concert as a recording! We hope you will enjoy our
bluegrass-style interpretations of these great old songs, live and unedited
as we were at the Blackstone Library one evening in March, 2003.
covered songs popular on both sides during the "War Between the
States" as well as a few songs written about the war in later years.
This recording includes familiar soldier songs from the period along
with sentimental ballads, hymns and popular songs of the past and present,
representing both the Union and the Confederacy.
Music has always been a chronicler as well
as a blessed escape from the horrors of war.
It was, during the Civil War, and it continues to be today.
Thank you for providing us this opportunity to share our music.
Connecticut on CDBaby.com
Connecticut on Amazon (originals only)
ShoreGrass on iTunes
ShoreGrass released their debut CD "In Connecticut"
in late 2001. It was recorded at American Melody Studio
in Guilford, CT, engineered and mixed by nationally renowned musician Phil
Rosenthal. The songs reflect their strong roots in traditional acoustic
music as well as their affection for New England, especially the debut of
the instrumental "Connecticut Waltz," and "I Can't Go
Home," which comments on changes in hometown Branford, CT. This CD
was selected for review by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, which said:
"...they sound terrific. Their
enthusiasm is infectious, their blend is sweet, their repertoire is varied
easy listening. I gave this CD the old dishwashing test and it lasted all
the way through the dinnerware, even surviving the wok, which gets done
A testimonial about the "Connecticut
Waltz" from the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce:
"Connecticut Waltz" is a
beautiful song that eases the mind of everything and brings thoughts of
times past. The song is easy listening and uplifting at the same time with
a refreshing melody. It seems this waltz would be a great representation
for Connecticut and we thank you for taking the time and effort to put it
together. This is a time when people understand how important it is to
have "roots" and you are offering a song that can symbolize
people's love for Connecticut!
Recording session at the
American Melody Studio
And next up in the CD department:
And we're already
thinking about the next project...
Ordering CDs directly:
You can directly order our NEW
"Hummingbird," "Going Home," "In Connecticut" or "Songs
of the Civil War Era" CD (please specify) by
sending your name and address plus a check for $17 each (includes postage) to:
19 Beechwood Road
Branford, CT 06405