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Spirits Of All Kinds

by Holy Water And Whiskey

Acoustic Vocal Trio - singing folk, gospel, bluegrass, traditional, cowboy and contemporary vocal music.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Muldoon\'s Dog Holy Water and Whiskey
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2. Whiskey Before Breakfast Holy Water and Whiskey
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3. I\'ll Talk It All Over With Him Holy Water and Whiskey
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4. Fair Maid Walking Holy Water and Whiskey
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5. III Wind Holy Water and Whiskey
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6. The Cape Holy Water and Whiskey
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7. Wayward Wind Holy Water and Whiskey
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8. Jordan Holy Water and Whiskey
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9. Grandfather\'s Clock Holy Water and Whiskey
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10. Grandma\'s Angel Holy Water and Whiskey
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11. Cool Water Holy Water and Whiskey
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12. By The Mark Holy Water and Whiskey
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13. The Holly And The Berry Holy Water and Whiskey
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14. It\'s Me Again, Lord Holy Water and Whiskey
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15. Goodnight Loving Trail Holy Water and Whiskey
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16. Laugh When The Sun Won\'t Shine Holy Water and Whiskey
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
‘Holy Water and Whiskey’ is an Albuquerque vocal trio that plays acoustic traditional, folk, bluegrass, gospel, cowboy, etc and some select “whiskey” tunes. The group bases it’s arrangements on solid and straightforward lead singing and instrumental playing, and then adding the rich harmonies that have become the trademark of their music.

The group consists of Maggie Washburne on bass, Scott Altenbach on guitar, and Bruce Washburne on guitar and banjo. Bruce and Maggie met in a band in Hawaii in 1977, were married, and have been playing music together ever since. In 2003 they joined forces with Scott, Colorado native and musician, and the trio has been performing together since then.

Holy Water & Whiskey has become a popular group in New Mexico, and has played at and been very well received at many public and private events in and around the Southwest. They all got their start playing and performing during the folk movement of the 60’s, and their musical tastes have continued to evolve since then to now include many other acoustic and vocal styles. Their latest CD, “Spirits of All Kinds” includes a cross section of the kinds of songs that the group plays. Using the strong vocal leads of Scott and Maggie as the foundation for most of their selections, the group adds their own special blend of close harmony singing that has become their trademark. Audiences consistently report that those harmonies and the interesting choice of songs are the primary aspects of the music that keeps them coming back for more.

“Spirits of All Kinds” includes some favorite gospel, contemporary folk and traditional songs as well as three original tunes written by Maggie. The original tunes include “Ill Wind”, about a successful divorce, “Grandma’s Angel”, a song that tells of an experience that Maggie’s grandmother had when she returned to the orphanage where she was raised, and “Laugh When the Sun Won’t Shine” is a blues tune that reminds us of what we already know: a good man/woman is hard to find.


Their first CD “Better Late than Never” has been very well received, and “Spirits of All Kinds” continues in that same tradition.


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M. Yardumian

Spirits of All Kinds
This album continues the wonderful musical and vocal tradition begun in Holy Water & Whiskey's first album, Better Late Than Never. While any group sounds fresher live, the band's fluid instrumental skill and trademark tight harmonies (reminiscent of Peter, Paul & Mary and Simon & Garfunkel)come through just fine on CD. I have enjoyed the privilege of hearing Maggie, Bruce nad Scott, not to mention Maria's behind-the-scenes magic, many Sunday evenings at O'Niell's Pub, and I hope to treasure many more! They are fine and fun people, as well as talended musicians. Maggie's song Ill Wind has become a new favorite of mine, and it is grand to hear the beloved older tunes as well. I thank them for including my favorite Guy Clark song, The Cape - we who can fly must stick together!

Ted Werner

Spirits of All Kinds
Holy Water and Whiskey “Spirits of All Kind”

This CD is great because it offers two outstanding values. The listening is a varied experience. The understanding has great value for a variety of contexts. HW&W harmonize beautifully while doing it in many different ways in the CD. My listening preference is to vary music type and singer gender alternatively. Spirits of All Kinds is sung on that premise. The solo contrast is “music” to my ears. The instrumentation exemplifies blue grass varieties while being supportive of the voices. The messages that can be taught by the various songs are striking. Goodnight Loving Trail can explain the young and old generation to each other. Marks, where the nails have been could close a session on a doubting Thomas. Fair Maid Walking is a wonderful story of commitment. Ill Wind would be a great song for a person or a group going through a tough time. Two songs would be great for any group, but especially young adults. Always Trust You Cape encourages believing in one’s self. Laugh when the sun won’t shine hits a lot of the questions teens and young adults ask themselves. There is more. Let me end with one personal note. I knew the Concha Brown in “Grandma’s Angel” and she would have loved the words and how HW&W performs the song,