Folk Music of the Washington DC Area (CD, 1991, Capital Acoustics)

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Capital Acoustics - Contemporary and Traditional Folk Music of the Washington DC Area (CD, 1991, Capital Acoustics)

Washington, DC, is a musical crossroads. Bluegrass drifts up from Virginia, sea chanties blow in from the Chesapeake Bay, new songs blossom at suburban open stages and the blues sits by patiently, watching it all come and go.

Sometimes it becomes hit music, when it's recorded by John Denver, Emmylou Harris or Mary Chapin Carpenter. Sometimes it gets played in the big venues around town, such as the Birchmere, the Barns of Wolf Trap. Lisner Auditorium or the Smithsonian. But mostly it's out of the mainstream, heard by small groups in intimate settings, like the Monday concerts at the Unitarian church in Silver Spring, Tuesdays at the Reston Folk Club, Wednesdays at the Weathervane in Frederick or Thursdays at the Folkal Point in Ellicott City.

"Capital Acoustics" has collected music from many of these places. The songs of Bill Danoff. Side by Side and Jon Carroll that you've heard in the big halls. Rockcreek's bluegrass. Folk-rock by AV and Tracy McDonnell. Topical folk by Magpie, Hazlewood and John Jennings. Whimsical pieces from Steve Key and Jane Gillman. The jazzier sides of Pete Kennedy and ex-Trapezoid Anne Louise White. Ceoltoiri and the New St. George's versions of British Isles folk. New songs that Kevin Jones and Roger Henderson play every week in the clubs around town.

And that's only part of it. Take "Capital Acoustics" to your intimate setting, and discover the wide range of folk music that's at home in Washington, DC.


  1. Land Of The Cree Magpie (3:39)
  2. Willie Short John Jennings (3:44)
  3. Perpetual Motion Jane Gillman (3:07)
  4. For You (B/W Parkway) Tracy Mcdonnell (5:04)
  5. Shearwater Pete Kennedy (4:30)
  6. Oat Bran Muffins Steve Key (2:29)
  7. Terror Time I Homeless Heart Hazlewood (7:20)
  8. Dr. John Stafford I Constantine Maguire Ceoltoiri (4:46)
  9. Our Captain Cried All Hands The New Si George (3:02)
  10. Just A Song Away Roger Henderson (3:34)
  11. Darcy Farrow Side By Side (3:02)
  12. Train Song Anne Louise White (4:18)
  13. Old Flame Blue Jon Carroll (4:48)
  14. Up To You Av (2:21)
  15. Second Guessing You Kevin Jones (3:41)
  16. Don't Lay Down In The Rain Rockcreek (2:54)
  17. Trying To Live In Time Bill Danoff (4:00)

The disc is in near mint/mint condition and has been tested by us. The jewel case is in good shape, the inside tray is intact. Please view all actual images.

Record Label: Capital Acoustics
Artist: Various
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Style: Acoustic
Type: Album
Release Year: 1991
Genre: Folk
Format: CD
Release Title: Folk Music of the Washington DC Area
Features: Compilation

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