CAMPFIRE is an acoustic recording that is musically rooted in the American folk tradition. The songs and subject matter are contemporary.
Chuck Cheesman is a performing songwriter and children's music educator. He has (as of August 2009) recorded two albums of original music and a collection of songs for young children called A Family Songbook. Originally from Chicago, he is a former instructor at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Chuck now makes his home in Flagstaff, Arizona where he writes, performs, and teaches the Dancing With No Shoes On! music program for children and their parents.
Chuck Cheesman would like to thank the following musicians for their work on this recording:
The Flagstaff bunch:
Brian DeMarco - harmonica
Kneebone - bass & guitar
Byron Ripley - dobro
Justin Henningsen - mandolin
Ryan Burdick - percussion
Deb Hilton - vocals
The Chicago gang:
Steve Joyner - mandola & production
Steve Jacula - bass & production
Darren Garvey - percussion
Karen Banks-Lubicz - vocals
The cover painting was done by Flagstaff artist Emma Gardner. www.emmagardner.com