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MP3 Gregg Weiss - Essencial P

Original oldtime music, think appalachia but remember i hail from nyc.

11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Traditional Folk, COUNTRY: Bluegrass

Essencial p was recorded in Weaverville, North Carolina when Jason Dilg, Jessica Johnson, JD Ilkins and P. George Wheeley agreed to hole up with me in a house for two weeks of bluegrass and old time music in February, 2005. Dave Muhlethaler (Artemis Pyle Band) showed up with some fiddle on Happy Man, Ass Rider, and Lighthearted. I cajoled him out of his sick bed with promises of a good dinner after JD’s fingers started to bleed.

Jason and Jess are also an old time duo that gig in the Western, NC. Jason is also the guitar in the now defunct, yet ever legendary string band “High on the Hog” (Colorado). During the two weeks we also recorded Jason and Jess’ material. A collection of 12-14 fiddle tunes and standards.

I doubt Essencial p could have happened in the world of mainstream music. Nobody was told what to play, and not one thought was reserved for pre-imagining they way the songs would be received by the public. Tom Adams (Banjo, Rounder records) says the collection is an example of “real people playing real music”.

Richard Plank of Cornwall, UK’s https://www.tradebit.com says essencial p is
“A fine mix of Old Time and Mountain music, with contemporary songwriting... Honest and pure,” adding that this recording “is not to be missed.”

the collection was engineered by me on Pro-tools LE with 6 mics and an i-mac G5. Mixed by me as well. Me is Gregg Weiss, songwriter and essencial p meister.

Go ahead, take a gander….

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