The Falling of the Pine
Songs and dance tunes from the lumberjack era
Bemidji, Minnesota native Brian Miller teams up with Randy Gosa of Wales, Wisconsin to perform the Irish-influenced music once common in lumber camp bunkhouses throughout the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. A follow-up to Miller’s album Minnesota Lumberjack Songs, this CD includes songs and dance tunes from North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario. Miller and Gosa accompany many of the songs with guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonium, and tenor banjo. Included is a booklet with notes and historical photos.
Songs and tunes included are: The Farmer’s Boy, How We Got Up to the Woods Last Year, Leizime Brusoe’s/Morton’s, Jails of Buffalo, Roll Drivers Roll, The Falling of the Pine, Deep Deep Sea, The Heights of Alma, Raftsman Jim, The Day I Played Baseball, The Templehouse/The Ivy Leaf, Colleen Bawn, and The Jolly Raftsman.
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