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OCTOBER 29 - 7:30pm, Lee Hunter & the Gatherers with Joey Kerr, Darren Ronan, Ernie Ealum, Philip Pan and Walter Mingledorf, Mudville Grille, Jacksonville, FL - www.raylewispresents.com
BirdsTale Records, 2011
For many years now, we've been performing "Wintersong" during the holidays. It's a lovely concert of carols, songs and readings about the winter season . We've been asked many times for a recording of it. Well, we finally got it done! We've chosen our favorites from the concert and put them together in this CD recording. Special guests, Pete Winter on bass, Del Suggs on harmony vocals and Rebecca Zapen on violin, added their talents to the mix.
Here's one of our favorite tracks!
Irish Lullaby for the Christ Child
1. Winter’s Grace (Jean Ritchie) 2. 1996 Poem VIII from the collection “Timbered Choir “ by Wendell Berry 3. Cherry Tree Carol 4. “Nocturne” by W.S. Merwin 5.Watch the Stars 6.From “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau, “January 12, 1855” 7. The Snow it Melts the Soonest 8.Christ Child Lullaby 9. vfrom “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard 10. Il est né 11.Irish Lullaby for the Christ Child 12. White Christmas (Irving Berlin) 13. from “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau, “January 21, 1853 14. Silent Night (Franz Gruber)
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No Small Thing
BirdsTale Records, 2008
I'm especially happy with this recording. It was an absolute thrill to work with Darol Anger again. The songs he arranged, I think, are among the stand-outs. Other collaborations were equally satisfying-Byron House, Joe Craven, Gabe Valla, Lis and Lon Williamson, Del Suggs and more, plus our talented band members and engineer. It was a little scary to do a recording of mostly my songs, but everyone was encouraging, and the response has been great. Rounding out the material are some of my favorite traditional songs and two perfectly complimentary cover songs by Steve Winwood and Cold Play. – .Enjoy! Lee
1. Autum Refrain, 2. Farewell Sad Shore, 3. Kingdom Come,
4. Meet Me in New Orleans,
5. You Don't Fool Me. 6. State of Grace, 7. No Small Thing, 8. Leaves of Life,
9. I Onced Loved a Lass, 10. Can't find My Way Home, 11. Cross Currents,
12. Charing Cross Road Friend, 13. This Love, This Time, 14. The Last Dance
"The Last Dance" from our latest CD, "No Small Thing"
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One kind Favor
BirdsTale Records, 2008
I loved the way this recording came together. The band really clicked with everything, and this was the beginning of our collaborations with Darol Anger and Byron House. The arrangements, especially of the traditional material, were really fun and challenging. The sound is more acoustic and more cohesive than ever, but there's still a lot of variety, from bluegrass to blues to ragtime to Dylan, and as always, a beautiful instrumental composition by Arvid Smith. - Lee
1. Late April Rain, 2. A Far Cry From Here, 3. Clair De Lune Summer,
4. The Reel At The Faire, 5. She Moved Through the Faire II, 6. I Saw a Sight All in a Dream, 7. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, 8. Another Road, 9. Naomi Wise, 10. Boys of Bedlam
11. What Ya Gonna Do, 12. There Is No Comfort Now You're Gone, 13. South Atlantic Blues, 14. She Moved Through the Faire I (Reprise), 15. Blind Willie Mctell
Binky Records, 2002
This recording marked the beginning of inspiring collaborations with Lis and Lon Williamson, Del Suggs and others, and most importantly with engineer, Pete Winter, at Winterstone Productions.
We used a full and talented band on most of it for a richer, more Americana sound. Arvid's guitar playing stands out-acoustic, electric, slide, fingerstyle and sonic effects on material that ranges from world music to the Civil War, from medieval France to the seals of Ireland. Stylistically, it's all over the place, but somehow, it makes perfect sense!
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1. Kwarkz & Karma, 2. Teacher David Beynon, 3. A Scent Of A Memory,
4. High Above The Hills Of Sligo, 5. The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow, 6. Le Roi Renaud,
7. Rebel Soldier, 8. Hiram Hubbert, 9. The Last Battle, 10. Walk Of The Poor Vicar,
11. Song Of The Sea,l 12. Estat Ai En Grue Cossirier, 13. Wind Horses, 14. Magnolia Waltz
Third Weeks A' Lighnin'
Binky Records, 1996
Facing the reality of audience preference for a more acoustic sound is the thread that runs throughout our sophomore release. Third Weeks got us pegged as a Celtic-ish band and small wonder with the tunes here- the stark Irish tinker tune “The Well Below The Valley” and Lee’s ancestral dialect fueling the gruesome “Twa Corbies” (“Two Crows”) . Contrast that with the “Blackjack Davey” - speed thrash guitar. We were pleased to open the Tom Waits songbook for the first time, too, with “Briar and The Rose”. Third Weeks also debuted yet another Lee Hunter gem, “Practice Resurrection”, which we wore out over the years. It remains a perfect record and I can’t say enough good things about it.
1. Wolf River Song, 2. The Vampire, 3. The Corn Crake, 4. Two Saltarell,i 5. Twa Corbies, 6. The Well Below The Valley, 7. All Things Are Quite Silent, 8. Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues, 9. Blackjack Dave,y 10. An Absinthe Murder, 11. The Briar and the Rose, 12. Practice Resurrection
Roll Down Thy Window
Binky Records, 1995
As the saying goes, you spend your life preparing for your first recording. Such was the case for the first CD. Self-released under the Tory Voodoo name it was our take on what has come to be a very appealing approach to folk interpretation.
Atmospherics abound with the use of altered guitar effects-reverse reverb, bowing etc- predating what would be known as “psyche folk” by a good ten years. Roll Down Thy Window sounds as fresh today as when it was envisioned.
1. All Our Trades Are Gone, 2. Rubie's Dreams, 3. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker, 4. Copshawholme Faire, 5. Cruel Mother, 6. This Old Miner, 7. I Don't Believe You Don't Want To Dance, 8. Stranger in Your Country, 9. Lord, Hold Back the Waters, 10. The Death of Goody Nurse, 11. Counting Hawks on the Highway, 12. Funeral Song for Mississippi John Hurt