ACORNS CD
  • ACORNS CD
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“An expertly executed blend of style and form. Winship’s expertise with mandolin and pen are highlighted throughout. This is a project sure to chase away the doldrums.” ~ Mike Compton

ACORNS is my version of old time string-band music. It was mostly recorded live in my studio with a crew of my favorite people over several days. Lots of meals, jokes, laughing and libations. While I produced it and the songs are mostly mine, it was very much a collaborative effort and I think the community spirit of real time, spontaneous music making is accurately celebrated.

Featuring: Brittany Haas, Roy Andrade, Eric Thorin, Pharis Romero, Chris Coole, Scotty Meyer, Forrest Gibson, Eli West, Rayna Gellert, Natalie Padilla, Mollie O’Brien

A Little Goes a Long Way Shakin Down the Acorns Pilgrim I’ll Live On Phoebe’s Rest Cherry Tree Katy Bar the Door Turtle Dove Fit to be Tied New River Train One-Eyed Dolly Lily Green Kennedy Rag

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BEN WINSHIP: TOOLSHED CD
  • BEN WINSHIP: TOOLSHED CD
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Our Products >> Ben Winship TOOLSHED Ben Winship TOOLSHED TOOLSHED is all the stuff I love to do that doesn’t fall in the old time string-band music category — bluesy, funk, dixie, folk. Primarily original stuff with 3 covers thrown into the mix. This recording was like a laboratory experiment, where I dawned my safely glasses and lab coat and flexed my studio editing/mixing chops. Lots of overdubs and musicians from remote locations. Tubas, tablas, accordions, drums and such. Plus I invited some other singers to take over the lead on a few numbers; notably Ivan Neville, Travis Book, Bo Elledge and my son, Owen.

1 Toolshed 2 That’s What Ghosts are For 3 Ragged but Right 4 Crossing the Great Divide 5 Dumb Luck & Elbow Grease 6 The Buzzards Dilemma 7 Always the Mountain 8 Tamp ‘em up Solid 9 My Name’s Mudd 10 What’s the Matter with the Well 11 Which Way to Fly

with special guests: Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Mollie O’Brien, Travis Book, John Magnie, Rich Brotherton

and a cast of thousands (well, dozens anyway)

©2019 Snake River Records

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Vol 1: CD
  • Vol 1: CD
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Highly recommended! This is Owen Thomas Winship's debut release - a 7 song collection of originals. Owen's deep, rich voice is exactly suited to deliver the narrative of this work. Drawing on influences ranging from Mandolin Orange and the Wood Brothers to Darrell Scott, Owen forges a path that is at once comfotable and familiar yet uniquely his own. Some of the songs are presented bare bones with just guitar and voice, while others are flushed out with an acoustic rhythm section.

Featured musicians include Eli West, Eric Thorin, Ben Winship, Margo Valiante, Ben Somers and others. *Full disclosure, Owen is Ben Winships oldest son...

Irons Thistles Messenger Light Driftwood Frozen Town John's Boat

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FISHING MUSIC CD
  • FISHING MUSIC CD
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"You don't even have to be a fisherman to enjoy this fabulous CD" -Tom Brokaw

A spirited mix of songs about fishing fish & rivers performed in various styles by some of the planet's best acoustic musicians including; Tim O'Brien, Mike Dowling, Mollie O'Brien, Billy Novick, David Grier, Matt Flinner, Ben Winship, David Thompson, Rob Ickes and more. Classics from Ellington, Taj Mahal and Hoagy Carmichael are mixed with some fresh originals and a few Celtic treasures. From the solid swing of Django's Fly Fishing to the understated funk of Fish Ain't Bitin', the Celtic wistfullness of Ocean of Dreams to the cool jazz of Reflections off the Water, this disc has something for everyone.

Acoustic Folk, Blues and Swing The Important Part of Fishing Fish Ain't Bitin Lazy River Up Stream Fly Fishing Deep River Blues Fishing Blues Fisherman's Reel The Fishin' Hole (Andy Griffith theme) Reflections off the Water Madison Brown Ocean of Dreams Banks of Moorlough Shore Celtic Fishing Set I'm Gonna Go Fishin'

Visit the Fishing Music Website.

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FISHING MUSIC II CD
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The follow-up to the acclaimed Fishing Music, here is another spirited mix of songs and tunes inspired by fish, fishing, and rivers, featuring original performances by some of the country's finest acoustic musicians. Featuring: Ben Winship, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Billy ovick, David Thompson, Jeffrey Foucault, Mike Dowling, Rob Ickes, Aoife O'Donovan, Margo Valiante, John Lowell, Leon Hunt, Matt Flinner and many more...

Little Miss Cutthroat Mayfly Gone Fishin' The Eel's Nephew Waiting on the Evening Rise Wade in the Water Fishin' in the Wind Old Bamboo I Caught a Keeper Lost River Church of the Wandering Stream Fishing in the Dark Opening Day The Winding Stream The Ol' Diamond Back Sturgeon/Jeff Sturgeon Everybody's Fishin'

Produced by Ben Winship & David Thompson www.fishingmusic.com Copyright 2009

A portion of the Fishing Music profits are donated to organizations that help protect rivers. Visit fishingmusic.com for further information.

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Growling Old Men: Chicken Feed & Baling Twine: CD
  • Growling Old Men: Chicken Feed & Baling Twine: CD
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The Growling Old Men's latest and greatest. We recoded this during two different weekend sessions in the winter of 2012-13 at the venerable Henhouse studio. A mixture of new, old and obscure material; including two each from Lowell and Winship's respective songbooks, one lively instrumental and a handful of songs that we've been performing over the past few years but hadn't recorded.

Our good friend and fishing buddy, David Thompson, also played bass on most of the tracks and added a bit of harmony. (Plus he orhestrated the CD design). We are really excited about this one.

Lazy John Waterbound How Many Days My Name's Mudd Elzik's Farewell Billy Gray Doubletree Wabash Blues Summerfly Toolshed Wild Jack

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BROTHER MULE: JAWBONE CD
  • BROTHER MULE: JAWBONE CD
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Brother Mule: Jawbone "If you aren't tapping your feet to their music, you're dead."

Jawbone is the much anticipated, second release of this crazy, fun trio. Their debut recording, Big Twang, earned them the Indie Music Award's Best Americana CD of 2005. Jawbone, too, is a showcase of original and traditional vocals and instrumentals spanning genres of swing, old time, Celtic, old country and acoustic funk.

Brother Mule in concert is a musical conversation between three of America's most gifted acoustic musicians. The bandmates share the spotlight in a three-ringed circus of extraordinary talent and variety. Brian Wicklund ignites the stage with his fiery fiddling, Ben Winship plays tasty mandolin as he croons one of his finely crafted songs, while Eric Thorin pushes the boundaries of bass playing as an extreme sport.

Katy Bar the Door Shady Grove - Half Past Four Pool Bug Radio On Til the End of the World Rolls Round Buck & Chuck Take My Rest Old Black Crow Fiddler a Dram Mule to Ride Here I Am In Love Again Trillium

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BROTHER MULE: CD
  • BROTHER MULE: CD
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Brother Mule: Ben Winship & Brian Wickland w/ Eric Thorin Playing music of yesterday and today like there's no tomorrow, Brother Mule is an acoustic power trio that defies categorization. The music is driven by Wicklund's stellar fiddle playing and Winship's song writing. With rock solid support in the all the frequencies below 100hz, the trio is backed on upright bass by Eric Thorin (of Open Road and Tony Furtado Band fame). This debut cd is a showcase of original and traditional music, vocal and instrumantal - ranging from swing and old time to Celtic, old country and acoustic funk. The trio is joined on select numbers by Mike Dowling (guitar), Jeff Newsom (harp), Marc Bru (percussion) and Ed Domer (snare).

Tangled Roots Russian Lullaby Old Man Winter-Shadows on the Mountain-Rabbit Creek Old Black Coat Glory at the Meeting House- Chinkapin Hunting Spiritual Any Old Time Mysterieuse Randall Collins Chilly Winds Little Rock Getaway Millennium Waltz Glory Of Love Uncle Jack Pigmeat

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GROWLING OLD MEN: SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY: CD
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A new transatlantic offering from the Growling Old Men (John Lowell & Ben Winship) with the addition of Leon Hunt, banjo, and Dom Harrison, bass - both from the seminal English band Daily Planet.

"Breathing new life into old songs and tunes, these musicians approach their craft carefully, re-arranging, substituting chords and whatever else it is they do. It's inspiration like this that enables them to achieve something very few can do; write new tunes that sound like they've been around for years and re-arrange traditional one's in a way that makes them as fresh sounding as they ever were. John and Ben's gentle, laid back approach to Bluegrass and Old-Time music combined with Leon and Dom's smooth arrangements of Irish and American tunes is a match made in heaven!" --John Wirtz, Sore Fingers Summer Schools.

Crooked Jack Old Plank Road Rye Whiskey Off to California - Cherokee Shuffle Raleigh & Spencer Doreen Bodum Gonna Quit Drinkin' Georgia Buck Down in the Willow Garden Somewhere Down the Road

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GROWLING OLD MEN: CD
  • GROWLING OLD MEN: CD
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Traditional and original bluegrass songs, ballads and tunes performed in the "brother duet" tradition on mandolin/guitar. John Lowell is a veteran of the Montana bluegrass scene; formerly a member of Wheel Hoss and Loose Ties, he now plays with Kain's River. Growling Old Men is truly a joint effort, with the lead singing, songwriting and picking duties shared throughout. Influenced equally by the music of the Appalachian hills and the western plains, this offering is at once simple and powerful. Matt Flinner added rhythm guitar on several cuts.

Lily Green As Soon As You're Out Of My Life As I Went Out One Morning Sarah Hogan Roving Gambler Further In The Hole Long Fork Of The Buckhorn Jack Haggerty Growling Old Man Grumbling Woman Rye Whiskey Blue Ridge Mtn Blues Goodnight Grampa

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LOOSE TIES: YULE TIES CD
  • LOOSE TIES: YULE TIES CD
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A perennial favorite! Limited edition, re-released in 1999. The original cuts have been digitally remastered and are presented here along with two new bonus tracks.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Frosty the Snowman Greensleeves Children Go Where I Send Thee Christmastime's a Comin' The First Noel Sleighride I'll be there with Bells On Jingle Bell Rock Christmas For Cowboys * The Christmas Song * Song for a Winter's Night Noel Reprise We Wish you a Merry Christmas *

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ACORNS

Ben Winship

“An expertly executed blend of style and form. Winship’s expertise with mandolin and pen are highlighted throughout. This is a project sure to chase away the doldrums.” ~ Mike Compton

ACORNS is my version of old time string-band music. It was mostly recorded live in my studio with a crew of my favorite people over several days. Lots of meals, jokes, laughing and libations. While I produced it and the songs are mostly mine, it was very much a collaborative effort and I think the community spirit of real time, spontaneous music making is accurately celebrated.

Featuring: Brittany Haas, Roy Andrade, Eric Thorin, Pharis Romero, Chris Coole, Scotty Meyer, Forrest Gibson, Eli West, Rayna Gellert, Natalie Padilla, Mollie O’Brien

A Little Goes a Long Way Shakin Down the Acorns Pilgrim I’ll Live On Phoebe’s Rest Cherry Tree Katy Bar the Door Turtle Dove Fit to be Tied New River Train One-Eyed Dolly Lily Green Kennedy Rag

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Toolshed

Ben Winship

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TOOLSHED is all the stuff I love to do that doesn’t fall in the old time string-band music category — bluesy, funk, dixie, folk. Primarily original stuff with 3 covers thrown into the mix. This recording was like a laboratory experiment, where I dawned my safely glasses and lab coat and flexed my studio editing/mixing chops. Lots of overdubs and musicians from remote locations. Tubas, tablas, accordions, drums and such. Plus I invited some other singers to take over the lead on a few numbers; notably Ivan Neville, Travis Book, Bo Elledge and my son, Owen.

1 Toolshed 2 That’s What Ghosts are For 3 Ragged but Right 4 Crossing the Great Divide 5 Dumb Luck & Elbow Grease 6 The Buzzards Dilemma 7 Always the Mountain 8 Tamp ‘em up Solid 9 My Name’s Mudd 10 What’s the Matter with the Well 11 Which Way to Fly

with special guests: Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Mollie O’Brien, Travis Book, John Magnie, Rich Brotherton

and a cast of thousands (well, dozens anyway)

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The American Mandolin Method, Volume 1
  • The American Mandolin Method, Volume 1
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Master teachers and performers of the mandolin, Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship have crafted this beginning mandolin method book based on the solid system created by Wicklund for the best-selling books, The American Fiddle Method. Using clear illustrations and lucid explanations, the authors guide beginning mandolin players through necessary skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting, picking technique, creating good tone, chop chord and open chord backup. Students learn the techniques while mastering over thirty common jam tunes, which they can practice with using the accompanying audio.

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The American Mandolin Method, Volume 2
  • The American Mandolin Method, Volume 2
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The American Mandolin Method, Volume 2, was written for intermediate players and picks up where Volume 1 leaves off. Master teachers and performers of the mandolin, Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship have crafted this method book based on the solid system created by Wicklund for the best-selling books, The American Fiddle Method. Using clear illustrations and lucid explanations, the authors guide intermediate mandolin players through essential skills and techniques, while learning chords, scales and 29 common jam tunes – which they can practice with using the accompanying audio.

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Fishing Music Hat
  • Fishing Music Hat
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Our new lucky fishing hats can't guarantee that you'll catch fish, but they'll insure that you look good trying! Featuring our new "fishitar" logo. Color Brown. Adjustable so one size fits all.

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Fishing Music T-Shirts
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Fishing Music T-Shirts

Stylish new design with "Fishing Music" on front and "fishitar" logo on back. These are made of ultra-comfy 100% organic cotton. Due to the nature of this fabric, be prepared for minor shrinkage, so order on the big side. Color slate with orange print. S, M, L, XL and 2XL.

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CLOSE-OUT SALE!!  Henhouse Studio T-Shirt
  • CLOSE-OUT SALE!!  Henhouse Studio T-Shirt
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CLOSE OUT SALE - available in XL only! Featuring small henhouse logo on the front and bigger logo on back with "the rooster crows, but the hen delivers." 100% cotton. Available in green, yam, blue, gray or purple. Size XL only.

PLEASE EMAIL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY IN YOUR SIZE/COLOR PREFERENCE

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