Acoustic guitar finger-picking is the main “wooden voice” on this eclectic collection of spirited instrumentals. Sometimes joyous. Sometimes reflective. Whether gracefully complex or simply beautiful, this music speaks from the heart . . . gently . . . clearly . . . . sincerely.
This original music is simply arranged so the warmth, depth and subtlety of the acoustic guitar is not lost. There are several other “wooden voices” joining in that add variety and interest including mandolin, dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, harmonica, banjo, 12-string guitar, acoustic bass guitar, “tele” guitar, didgeridoo, twin fiddles, classic violin and percussion.
The mellow wooden instrumentation is both relaxing and rejuvenating . . . a satisfying pick-me-up that simply makes you feel good. Naturally.
Most of the instruments were played by Tupelo Kenyon who had a little help from his friends: Janey Kenyon - dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, percussion, vocal textures, photos, Ann Tolstedt - vocal textures, Dave Munsick - twin fiddles, Jim Ballantyne - bodhran, and Nick Birchby - violin (a real 1726 Stradavarius!)