MP3 Among Friends 2001 [2CD] - FOLK: Modern Folk
LIVE. Two disc live recording of an in-theater concert by a group of folk musicians (and friends) performing banjo and fiddle instrumentals, original songs and lesser known as well as some popular covers. More music for your money - 2 CDs.
25 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, COUNTRY: Bluegrass
"Among Friends" is a group of musician friends in the Richmond, VA area who, have put on a spring concert for several years.
Under the leadership of folk singer, George Turman, they began weekly practice in January 2001 for the concert held in April. George provides food for each evening practice session, usually chili, gumbo or stew. Each member is free to suggest songs and arrangements. As the show date nears, the list is distilled by consensus and rehearsals become more urgent until the final format emerges.
The result is a mixture of styles and material that has thrilled audiences of all ages and gained the group a dedicated following.
Most of the musicians are in other musical groups and participate in Among Friends for the social joy of it. It is pure performance art: months of practice for one big show.
The show on April 7, 2001 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA was a sell out. Bill McElroy, Soundsmith and Grammy winning engineer, multi track recorded the event live and mixed and mastered it in his studio, Slipped Disc. Courthouse Records released the project as a double CD in late April 2002.