Peter Amidon: Hymns & Ballads

Peter Amidon: Hymns & Ballads
Title: Hymns & Ballads
Label: CD Baby

Peter and Mary Alice Amidon are versatile and widely respected performing and teaching artists who for the past twenty years have dedicated themselves to traditional song, dance and storytelling. The Amidons are equally at home doing a concert of stories and songs for adults or children, calling a contra dance for adults or a community dance for all ages, leading harmony singing workshops with adults, or doing an elementary school residency of singing, storytelling or traditional dance. Hymns & Ballads is an album of the Amidons\' favorites (shape note hymns, gospel from both black and white singing traditions, American and English ballads, and poems set to music by Mary Alice) in a variety of settings: Peter and Mary Alice\'s distinctively strong duo harmonies; the Amidon quartet that now includes Sam\'s tenor that is a cross between Dock Boggs and Mike Waterson and Stefan\'s profoundly deep bass; the Amidon/Armstrong Septet where the Amidon four are joined by the extraordinary singing family of Jennifer Armstrong and her two daughters Suzannah and Georgia Rose; and one Sydney Carter gem where Peter and Mary Alice are joined by Margaret Dale and Tony Barrand.

1.1 Lord Build Me a Cabin
1.2 Great Trees
1.3 Chilly Winds
1.4 Foggy Dew
1.5 Banks of Pontchartrain
1.6 You Can't Hurry God
1.7 Time Has Made a Change
1.8 Lady Diamond
1.9 One Morning in May
1.10 I Come Like a Beggar
1.11 I'll Die No More for Bread
1.12 Amazing Grace
1.13 By the Waters of Babylon
1.14 I Still Have Joy
1.15 Soung of the Angels
1.16 White
1.17 Your Long Journey
1.18 Will You Miss Me
1.19 If You're Ever Going to Love Me
1.20 Parting Glass
1.21 Bid You Goodnight

Peter Amidon: Hymns & Ballads

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