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California License Plates

Posted by MarkDespault, written by Jamie Snider


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Size: 3,472kb, uploaded 11/9/2011 4:46:57 AM
Genre: Folk / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

Another tune from Luck's X-RD album "1951;" This one composed by Jamie Snider. Jamie plays guitar mandolin, fiddle and accordian. The album is available on ITunes and CD Baby.

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Farmers Son and the Shanty Boy (Traditional)

Posted by MarkDespault


- Play count: 26

Size: 4,315kb, uploaded 11/11/2011 5:17:08 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

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One Last Spike

Posted by MarkDespault, written by Robert Hollett


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- Play count: 633

Size: 3,213kb, uploaded 12/17/2011 4:55:00 PM
Genre: Folk / Playing Style: Backing Track

About the struggle to build the Canadian Pacific Railroad across Canada. Eventually, this railroad was built and a country was born! But not before many sacrificed there lives.

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One More Spike

Posted by MarkDespault, written by Robert Hollett


- Play count: 109

Size: 3,213kb, uploaded 11/11/2011 5:24:18 PM
Genre: Folk / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

The Railroad played an integral role in the development of Canada. It also opened up remote areas for recreational pursuits. We can only imagine what awe inspiring vistas the men who blazed these trails might have seen. From the Album Waltz With the Woods by the Wakami Wailers.

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The Farmers Son and the Shantyboy

Posted by MarkDespault


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- Play count: 45

Size: 4,315kb, uploaded 11/11/2011 10:18:54 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Other

An old tune I recorded with the Traditional Canadian Folk Band The Wakami Wailers.

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The Kettle Valley Line

Posted by MarkDespault, written by Words by Ean Hay


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- Play count: 110

Size: 2,052kb, uploaded 11/29/2011 12:42:46 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Like the contemporary fate of many Canadian railroads, sections of what used to be the Kettle Valley Line are now wonderful hiking trails in the British Columbia interior. But between 1916 and 1961 of Canadian railroading, the line was an active and important link for bringing the riches of BC's lush valleys to the rest of the country. Ean Hay wrote "The Kettle Valley Line" for a 1952 CBC radio programme. He based it on stories told to him by his father who was a railroad cook in the early 1900's. The original tune was written in jig time (6/8) but Stan Triggs changed it to 4/4, as we've sung it here.


The Sound of You Not There

Written/Posted by MarkDespault


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- Play count: 111

Size: 2,047kb, uploaded 11/9/2011 4:38:25 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Originally composed as a slower folky tune...when recording the CD this is on. We were struggling with that arrangement when my fellow band member suggested we try it with the banjo and "UP" the tempo. The album is 1951 by Lucks X-RD (That's pronounced Crossroads) and the Song is The

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