The Rest is Yet to Come
One of the best old-time bands has a brand new CD! --
The Double Decker Stringband (Bill Schmidt, Craig Johnson, Bruce Hutton and John Beam) has released a wonderful new recording--The Rest Is Yet To Come on 5-String Productions. This CD contains 19 tunes and songs delivered with their usual charm and mastery.
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Chasing Rainbows $15.00
Chasing Rainbows: Double Decker String Band
Craig Johnson: fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals
Bruce Hutton: guitar, banjo, uke, vocals
John Beam: guitar, banjo, uke, vocals
Banjo maven, Art Rosenbaum, approvingly compared these guys with the New Lost City Ramblers and the Highwoods String Band as the finest among many excellent revival bands. Superb vocals, tasty instrumental backup, this band's sound is about as authentic as it gets. Product ID: M-9065-CD
The Double Decker Stringband has been a consistent favorite at festivals over the years and their performances include Merlefest, the Library of Congress, and Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion".
The Washington Post - "Their voices sound as though they were lifted intact from the old 78's. Their instrumentals are laced with twin fiddling, triple banjos and scintillating twists and turns."
"Don't Get Trouble in Mind"
"Goin' to Germany"
"Mary, Don't You Weep"
"When Sun Go Down"
"House of the Rising Sun"
"I Got Shoes"
"The Deacon's Calf"
"Jake Limber Leg Blues"
"When the Gates Swing Outward Never"
"Raise a Ruckus Tonight"
"Viola Lee Blues"
"Echoes of the Ozarks"
"Waiting for Me"
"Keno the Rent Man"
"Down the River I Go"