"Folk" Melodies & Songs: 2001 - 07
Here are a few examples of music written in a compositional style where I am getting back to my "roots".
Borrowing from the American and Celtic idioms (among others) that I was raised on, the following tunes represent the closest I've ever gotten to "commercial" music (and boy do I have a long way to go!).
While I was in the Celtic-Rock band Lenahan, I was asked to write some fiddle tunes for the album we were working on at the time. It begins with "The Setup", which is a mixture of Scottish and Irish influences, followed by "On the Corner of Grafton and Menelik" which is a surprisingly effective combination of Irish and Ethiopian influences, and closing with "The Chaser" which is a combination of American and Celtic influences.
Performed (Fiddle & Rhythm Guitars), Arranged and Produced by Clarence Ferrari
Here is a song I wrote for my Bluegrass band Blue Harvest, which became the title track for the album. It has Bluegrass/Vaudeville Jazz feel to it.
Performed (Lead Vocals and Fiddle), Arranged and Produced by Clarence Ferrari
Here is a Bluegrass fiddle tune that I wrote for Blue Harvest. This is a live recording from "The Moonshine Show", hosted by Matt Winters, on WKCR in NYC.
Performed (Fiddle), Arranged and Mastered by Clarence Ferrari