Stream of Time is our newest recording, again featuring mountain and hammered dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, mandolin, banjomer, banjo, fiddle, piano concertina, and bass combined with our unique vocal blend. Titles include: “Cheerful Songs”, “The Greatest Gift”, “Llegada”, “May My Heart Find Rest in Thee”, “Sow It on the Mountain”, “I’ll Not Be a Stranger”, “Spirit Song”, “Old Gospel Ship”, “Gently Down the Stream of Time”, “When I Get Home”, “Never Grow Old”, and 9 more. Available for Digital Download on Amazon or order directly from us on CD only. Order form.
Relatively Serious again features mountain and hammered dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, mandolin, banjomer, banjo, fiddle, concertina, and bass combined with plenty of 4-part vocal harmony. The material ranges from traditional material to contemporary and original compositions. Titles include: “Love Beyond”, “Mermaid of Ontario, “Mercer Island”, “Clarinet Polka”, “Greencastle Medley, “Highlands of Heaven”, “Sunshine in the Shadows”, “Going Down to Cairo”, “My Old Home on the Green Mountain Side”, “High Atmosphere”, “Greenleaf Fancy”, and 8 more. Available for Digital Download on Amazon or order directly from us on CD only. Order form .
Handful of Songs, the Doofs second CD release, is another collection of old time and sentimental songs and tunes featuring mountain and hammered dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, banjo, and lots of vocals. The 17 selections include “Bye and Bye”, “Cheat River”, “Fishin’ Blues”, “Fine as Fine Can Be”, “Who’ll Rock the Cradle”, “Alpine Medley”, “Friend for Life”, “Hick’s Farewell”, “I Will”, “Rustic Dance”, “Who Will Sing for Me”, “If I Could Be the Rain”, “Little Birdie”, “Loch Tay Boat Song”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Simply Fly”, and “Handful of Songs”. Running time is just over 62 minutes. Available for Digital Download on Amazon or order directly from us on CD or Cassette. Order Form .
What Did We Leave Behind? is the first recording of all four Doofs and is the result of a friendship that has grown around a mutual love for old time tunes, traditional and sentimental songs. Accompanying the vocal harmonies are guitar, banjo, mountain & hammered dulcimer, autoharp, acoustic bass, concertina and percussion egg. Titles include: “Silver & Gold Two-Step”, “I Think of You”, “You Are My Flower”, “Fair & Tender Ladies”, “Maple Sugar”, “New Harmony”, “Jubilee”, “Pinedale/Nancy’s”, “Remember Me”, “Elisabeth’s Waltz” plus 10 more for a 70 minute recording! Available for Digital Download on Amazon or order directly from us on CD only. Order Form.
All Doofus titles are also available as Digital downloads through Apple iTunes, by searching for DOOFUS in the iTunes store.
Wood Stoves and Bread Loaves is John & Heidi’s first duet recording . Like “warm clothes and bread loaves and a fire in the wood stove”, these songs and tunes are some of their favorites. Each one “brings back a face or a place that they’ve been”; they do “love the old songs the best”. The selections include 10 instrumentals and 10 vocals. Most are traditional, a few are contemporary, and one is an original composition. All feature a variety of acoustic instruments. The 20 selections include Rose of My Heart, I Know That My Redeemer Lives, Hold Fast to the Right, He Leadeth Me, Angelina Baker, Knole Park, Wood Stoves & Bread Loaves, Köbeli-Walzer, The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming, Peeler Creek, Weggiser Lied, Shepherd’s Wife, A Mothers Last Words To Her Daughter, Old Grey Cat, Will You Love Me When I’m Old, Valley Center, Big Eyed Rabbit, The Clayhole, Black Bottom Strut, Slumber My Darling. Listen to sound clips and/or order this directly from John & Heidi.
Winter’s Turning is a relaxing selection of family favorites along with songs John & Heidi wanted to share. Ten are instrumental and 10 have vocals. The 20 tunes include: Winter’s Turning, Old Log Cabin For Sale, Bunessan, The Unclouded Day, Luegid vo Berg und Tal, Angry Words, The Crow in the Sun, Eastbound Train, Italian Waltz, Featherbed, Beautiful Isle, Where No One Stands Alone, Bin chlinne Fochsli, Breton Fisherman’s Prayer, Isle de Madeleine, I See the Moon, In the Bleak Midwinter, A Prayer, The Home of the Soul, Sleep Baby Sleep. Listen to sound clips and/or order this directly from John & Heidi.
Joy to the World is a heartwarming collection of Christmas melodies played on a variety of acoustic instruments. The 16 selections include: Away in the Manger, Far Far Away on Judea’s Plains, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard on High, Christmas Carol, Go Tell it on the Mountain, Good Christian Men Rejoice, O Holy Night, Lullay Thou Little Tiny Child, The Babe of Bethlehem, O Blessed Christmas Time, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, O Come Little Children, What Child is This & Silent Night. Order directly from John & Heidi.
Stay on the Farm – An uplifting collection of music inspired by life on the farm, played on a variety of acoustic instruments, including autoharp, mountain and hammered dulcimers. Songs include: I Dig My Garden, One Rose, The Quiet Faith of Man, Turkey Medley, Grandma Slid Down the Mountain, Around My Barn, Es Burebuebli, Black Eyed Susie, The Haying Song, Chicken Polka, Stay on the Farm, Bauernhof Walser, Doodle Bug, Black Hawk Waltz and When the Wagon was New. Listen to sound clips and/or order directly from John & Heidi.
Snowbirds features Neal & Coleen playing and singing the kind of material they would be likely to play in your living room at a house concert or at one of the many dulcimer or autoharp gatherings they’ve managed to attend as they hone their “snowbirding” skills in retirement. The 20 tunes include Elk River Blues/Pear Tree, Back Roads, Police Dog Blues, Jack’s Waltz, I Remember Loving You, Could I Have this Dance?, Sitting on Top of the World, Aloha Oe, No Telling, Doof’s Moan, Tennessee Blues, Snowbird, Mountain Ivory, Just a Little While to Stay Here, Kathy’s Ann Arbor Waltz, She Lived Down by the Firehouse, Cornflower Blues, Sister Kate, In My Life, and Homesick for Heaven. Don’t let the cover fool you, this is HOT stuff! Available for Digital Download on Amazon or order directly from Neal & Coleen.
My Pathway Leads to Pennsylvania again features Neal & Coleen playing and singing just like it would sound in your living room but with fewer mistakes! The 19 tunes include Carter’s Blues, Georgia Buck, Golden Years, Gulf Coast Highway, Sundown, Late in the Day, Curtains of Night, Meaning of Home, Shoe Heels Crackin’ on the Floor, My Pathway Leads to Pennsylvania, The Whole World Round, Too Old to Die Young, Pack Up Your Sorrows, Saving Me a Place, The Metro Song, Come By the Hills, Golden River, and Family Reunion. Available for Digital Download on Amazon or order directly from Neal and Coleen.
Old Friends is Neal & Coleen’s newest album with 15 tunes performed on autoharp, mountain dulcimer, banjo, guitar, bass and concertina with Neal and Coleen’s duet singing. These are our favorites and span our musical experience dating back as far as the mid-1960’s. Titles include: “Old Friends”, “Kodak 1955”, “The Dry Waltz”, “Tumbalalaika”, “Stuff That Works”, “Maggie”, “Love and Happiness”, “I Still Can’t Say Goodbye”, “Little Bird”, “Weary River”, “Her Bright Smile”, “Blue River Waltz”, “Only a Song”, “Carolina Pines”, and “Crossing the Bar”. Available for Digital Downlod on Amazon or order directly from Neal and Coleen.
Although Neal & Coleen have been involved in the recording business in one way or another for almost 30 years, it is only over the past twelve years that they have actively sought to record other musicians. This Sampler is a selection of one tune from some of the many projects they’ve recorded in Basement Studios. If you enjoy one or more of these cuts, be sure to contact the artist and order their CD. Tell them that we sent you! Artists featured include: Pop’s Orchestra, Patsy Stoneman, Doofus, The Stewarts, Ivan Stiles, The Langley’s, Dick Ward, Ginny Mannina, Katseye, Adam Miller, Mill Run Dulcimer Band, Mike Fenton & June Maugery, The New Southern Cowtipppers, Sam Stone, Eileen Kozloff, Deb Justice & Rachel Sprinkle, Karla Armstrong, and Neal & Coleen Walters. Order directly from Neal & Coleen.
30 Old Time Songs & Tunes was originally published as a book with tablature for Mountain Dulcimer or chorded for Autoharp together with a companion cassette tape available – good for listening and not just intended to be a teaching tape. Those have all sold out but we have now released an enhanced CD that contains all the audio files from the original cassette as well as printable PDF files of the arrangements from both the dulcimer and autoharp books. Each selection is printed in each PDF book in two keys – mostly D and F – one being more dulcimer friendly and the other being more autoharp friendly. Titles include “Kiowa Special”, “The Water is Wide”, “Oklahoma Waltz”, “Sail Away Ladies”, “Ginny Get Around”, “Jack Wilson”, “Goin’ to the West”, “Green Green Rocky Road”, “Across the Blue Mountains” and many more! Order Form. Sound Clips: Jack of Diamonds , John Brown’s March , Coleman’s March
We have sold out of all printed copies of the Doofus Occasionals and Cheat River Waltz; however, we would be happy to sell PDF versions so please contact us if you’re interested. .
Occasional #1 – 18 Traditional Songs & Tunes for Mountain Dulcimer includes titles such as “Calico”, “Sandy River Belle”, “Spotted Pony”, “The Blackest Crow”, “The End of the Lane” and “Sugar Baby”.
Occasional #2 – 18 Gospel Songs Chorded for Autoharp includes titles “Amazing Grace”, “Blessed Redeemer”, “Brighten the Corner Where You Are”, “Dwelling in Beulah Land”, “Higher Ground”, “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be”, “How Can I Keep from Singing?”, and “In the Garden”.
Occasional #3 – 18 Waltzes and Old Time Songs in 3/4 Time for Mountain Dulcimer includes titles such as “Come Dearest”, “Far Away in Australia”, “Kansas Waltz”, “Peekaboo Waltz”, “Pretty Saro”, and “Boulavogue”.
Occasional #4 – 18 Favorite Waltzes for Autoharp includes titles such as “Country Waltz”, “La Llorona”, “My Own Home”, “Tombigbee”, “The White Rose”, “Peeler Creek”, “Cabri Waltz” and “Shepherd’s Wife”.
Cheat River Waltz – original tune arranged for 3 and 4-string mountain dulcimer, guitar, bass, fiddle, autoharp, and hammered dulcimer. This is no longer available as a hard copy booklet but we can provide a printable PDF via E-Mail if you would like to have it.
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