|2.||Big B Bend||2:04|
|3.||Blues For Tony||2:42|
|4.||Distant Jaws Of Steel||4:16|
|8.||Rollin Down That Lincoln Highway||2:37|
|9.||Tearin' My Way Home||4:06|
|13.||Under The Double Eagle||3:00|
Set your own price for this collection. Enjoy these 60 second clips of instrumental tracks from Big Blue Sound created with guitar, lap steel, mandolin, balalaika, dobro and keyboard. Pay what you want if you choose to download the entire project or an individual song. All compositions are original except the two fiddle tunes played on the mandolin. Atmospheric Shift is a spooky blues based on a little guitar riff I found. The Big B Bend is a lap steel boogie dedicated to old pal bass player Brian Nelson. Blues For Tony uses solo dobro to commemorate a victim of suicide. Distant Jaws Of Steel is an experimental track with keyboards, lap steel & mando. Fisher's Hornpipe is a mando duo arrangement of an old fiddle song from the MandoDance collection. Ludmilla's Groove is a balalaika improvisation from the Balalaika Beats project. Minor Twang is a moody guitar riff layered over keyboard. Rollin' Down That Lincoln Highway was produced by multi-instrumentalist pal Denny Osburn from Kansas City. Tearin My Way Home is a new version of an old classic from the Billy Buffalo era. Trubloff's Triumph is another balalaika improvisation from Balalaika Beats. Twisted Dragon another duo mandolin arrangement from MandoDance CD, Ukrainian Moon also from Balalaika Beats CD & Under The Double Eagle, another fiddle tune from the MandoDance CD. Wavy Tremolo is my final attempt to put you to sleep. Enjoy. Sample my other recordings by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
Singer songwriter, musician, music publisher ( Supposed To Be Music est. 1985 ), & tombstone salesman with Nevada Monument Co. since 1995. Formerly worked as folksinger, farm hand, picture framer, truck driver, tombstone repairman, artist in schools with the Iowa Arts Council, fiddler, factory worker, school music sales representative & music store manager. Born in Rochester, Minnesota & migrated to Fort Dodge, Iowa. Also lived and worked in Nashville and Colorado as a musician/bandleader. Plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle, lap steel, bass & piano. Currently performs in a duo with wife Debbie on vocals & bass. Has performed solo and with various groups: duo Blue Railroad Train with Chuck Henderson, duo The Hillbilly Soul Brothers with Lloyd Abraham, The Billy Buffalo Band in many incarnations, The Out Of The Blue Band, The Frontier Fiddle Band, P.J. Winn & Southbound Band, Bobby Awe Band, Smith Family Band, Smith & Johnson duo with Bob Johnson, The Buffalo Big Band, and the Buffalo Horns. His original songs have been recorded by Leon Redbone, The Jever Mountain Boys, Dave Hearn, Billy Bratcher ( Diamonds Don't Mean A Thing ), Duke Merrick & Odd Legged Jenny ( A Penny For Adeline ), John Byron Edwards ( Lonesome Fiddle ), Dave Hearn ( cowriter of The Old Iowa Waltz & Tombstone Cowboy also recorded Diamonds ), Junior Wild Band ( Rich Girl, Delta Highway & The Island Of Your Heart ), Dave Moore ( cowriter of Half My Life ), Brianna Adams ( Ride The Texas Wind & Red Guitar ), Jon Mitguard & Mary Ann Nardo ( Tearin' My Way Home, Lost In A Dream & Trigger Happy Pappy ), Kris Karr ( You Ride That Lonely Rail, Sister Strange & A Penny For Adeline ), Chuck Henderson ( Don't Go Tellin' Mama ), & P.J. Winn ( Somebody Write Me A Song / cowriter & How Many Times You Been Lonely? ). Shadric's songs have appeared in movies like the Smell Of Success ( Dust Bowl Days ), The Ultimate Gift ( Yankee Cowboy ), and several documentaries about the Lincoln Highway ( Rollin' Down That Lincoln Highway ). Thanks to all the musicians who have brought this music to life. Special thanks to Roger Feldhans for various musical photos and to Byron Stuart for letting us take the stage at Songwriter's Night the second Thursday of every month at Byron's in Pomeroy, IA.