Adam Booth: Mountain Came Alive

Adam Booth: Mountain Came Alive
Title: Mountain Came Alive
Label: CD Baby

Winner of a 2014 Parents' Choice Silver Honor! Young Appalachian storyteller Adam Booth's work blends traditional folklore and contemporary styles. He has been featured at the International Storytelling Center, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, the National Storytelling Conference, and the National Storytelling Festival Exchange Place, and has received a Parents' Choice Silver Honor and Storytelling World Award Honors. Adam's musical style combines academic classical training and folk music study with old-time musicians of the Appalachian region. A child of the Appalachian mountains, his music and storytelling reflect a deep rooting in the culture and folkways of the region. This album is about historical mountain culture in the face of a contemporary threat: that of mountaintop mining and hydraulic fracturing. The Mountain Came Alive is for young people and their communities and therefore follows two core values: young people need real, live, acoustic sounds to develop their sense of hearing and young people need complex musical ideas that challenge and grow their minds. As a multi-instrumentalist, Adam performs over fifteen instruments on this album. Additionally, the project features the talents of the Frederick Chorale, the Northern Shenandoah Valley Shape Note Singers, the students of the Morgan Academy in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, fiddler Ben Townsend, and bassist Ward Harrison. The album was recorded, designed, and produced locally. Adam is an award-winning storyteller who is a four-time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest and winner of storytelling competitions in three other states. His first album, The Mingo Black, won honors at the 2013 Storytelling World Awards. Adam's academic musical training includes composition at the University of South Carolina, musicology at Case Western Reserve University, and additional theory study at Cleveland Institute of Music.

1.1 The Mountain Came Alive
1.2 Welcome (Winter)
1.3 Old Mountain Folk Dance
1.4 Faith (Winter)
1.5 Hymn I: Anthem
1.6 Hymn II: Shape Note
1.7 Hymn III: Spirit
1.8 Spring Arrival
1.9 Cargo Train
1.10 Springtime Food
1.11 Clearest Creek
1.12 Summer Stories
1.13 Dream Song
1.14 News Comes to the Mountain
1.15 The Mountain Came Alive (Reprise)
1.16 The Wooly Worm (Autumn)
1.17 Mother Milkweed
1.18 Changing of the Leaves (Autumn)
1.19 Year's End
1.20 Where Will They Go?

Adam Booth: Mountain Came Alive

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