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Nolan Dionne
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Nolan Dionne The folk scene in Western MA is like this:
When I was 19, I was visiting my ex-girlfriend at Mount Holyoke and we decided to take the bus into Northampton for dinner. At the bus stop in front of Hampshire, a man who looks suspiciously like Tim let me noodle on his Ellis A-style mandolin. It was the coolest thing ever to be included like that, even for a minute. This album is inclusive, intimate, and hugely enjoyable. Favorite track: Sugar Babe.
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Team Oktopus Music to make your soul happy Favorite track: Adieu False Heart.
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Asakiyume Mmm, two beautiful hymns (Pilgrim and Messiah), plus Sugar Baby, plus Pat Do This, plus Help Me Escape--those are the ones I listen to most, but the whole album is excellent.
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Mutual Love 03:26
John Leland, 1793 ; William Walker, 1835
Sugar Babe 03:41
Pilgrim 04:14
Dinah 03:52
Reel de Joie 03:48
Primrose 02:12
Messiah 04:20
Pat Do This 02:56


This album features Molly and Maggie with Tim and Sasha and is one part oldtime fiddle tunes, one part shapenote tune arrangements, and one part oldtime singin' songs with some original songs thrown in the mix.

Thanks for listening to our music! We are three good friends who have been playing together for the past 10 years. We have lived together and lived in different parts of the country, and found ourselves fortuitously in the same town for a few months this summer. We decided to record an album, along with our friend Sasha Hsuczyk on fiddle. Our sound is rooted in old-time music from the American south and also influenced by shape note music, early country and bluegrass and a few other genres. All songs are traditional except where noted.


released August 19, 2012

Recorded by Tim Dolan in living rooms of Cummington and Northampton, MA in the summer of 2012. Mixed and mastered by Nur Habib Tuvin. Cover Photo by Peter Irvine and Sasha Hsuczyk.


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The Ephemeral Stringband Northampton, Massachusetts

Oldtime fiddle tunes, early country harmonies, accompanied and unaccompanied shape note hymns, original music

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