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Susquehanna String Theory

An eclectic blend of acoustic instruments and vocals

a repertoire that ranges from Celtic to old-time to bluegrass

Unless otherwise noted:

    Judy Ellis on hammered dulcimer

    Ann Fisher on mountain dulcimer

    Warren Fisher on bass

    Al Lumpkin on guitar

    Jean Lumpkin on banjo

ORDERING INFORMATION:

The CDs are $15 each, plus $4 postage and handling for the first CD, $2 for each additional CD

Send a check to: Judy Ellis, 96 Fairmount Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837

1. Don’t This Road Look Rough and Rocky

Traditional (4:13)

Lead vocals: Jean and Al Lumpkin

2. Bermudaful/Jamaica Farewell

Walt Michael/Lord Burgess – Walt Michael & Co/Shari Publishing Corp. (4:18)

Lead vocal (Jamaica Farewell): Al Lumpkin

3. Elk River Blues

E. Carpenter (2:37 )

Autoharp: Ann Fisher

4. Deep Elm Blues

Traditional (4:03)

Lead vocals: Ann Fisher and Al Lumpkin

5. Lost River

M. Murphey – Bro ‘n Sis Music, Inc. (4:44)

Lead vocal: Warren Fisher

Autoharp: Ann Fisher

6. Child of Mine

B. Staines – Mineral River Music (4:27 )

Lead vocals: Judy Ellis and Al Lumpkin

Autoharp: Ann Fisher

7. Gold Watch and Chain

A.P. Carter – Peer Ltd. (4:02)

Lead vocal: Jean Lumpkin

8. Pig Ankle Rag

Traditional (3:24)

9. Old Train

H. and N. Pedersen (3:14)

Lead vocal: Al Lumpkin

10. Cold Frosty Morning

Traditional (2:58) 

11. Gentle Annie

S. Foster, last verse C. W. Coates (3:55 )

Lead vocal: Al Lumpkin

Celtic harp: Jean Lumpkin

Autoharp: Ann Fisher

12. Roseville Fair

B. Staines – Mineral River Music ( 4:33)

Lead vocals: Jean and Al Lumpkin

13. Muddy Water

J. Bundrick – Peer Ltd. (3:31)

Lead vocal: Al Lumpkin

Autoharp: Ann Fisher

14. Last Letter Home

D. Mc Dade, J. Brown – WB Music Corp/Knox Music Inc. (3:41)

Lead vocal: Al Lumpkin

Autoharp: Ann Fisher

15. Ashokan Farewell

J. Ungar – Swinging Door Music (3:21)

Celtic harp: Jean Lumpkin

Autoharp: Al Lumpkin

16. Last Train From Poor Valley

N. Blake - Nannor Music (4:43)

17. Prairie Sunflower

Traditional (2:41)

18. May My Heart Find Rest in Thee

J. Rasmussen – Used by Permission (4:43 )

Lead vocal: Judy Ellis

Celtic harp: Jean Lumpkin

19. Alleluia, the Great Storm is Over

B. Franke – Telephone Pole Music Publishing Co. (4:51)

Lead vocal: Al Lumpkin

Autoharp: Ann Fisher 

Instruments used on this CD:

Judy Ellis plays a 15/14 hammered dulcimer made by James Jones on all tracks except 6.

Ann Fisher plays three different mountain dulcimers and one autoharp on this CD.

She plays a Keith Young walnut dulcimer on tracks 9, 12, and 18.

She plays a Keith Young cherry “backpack” dulcimer on tracks 1, 7, and 16.

She plays a Steve Catania walnut and spruce dulcimer on tracks 2, 4, 8, 10, 15, and 17.

Ann plays a walnut and spruce autoharp made by her husband Warren on tracks 3, 5, 6, 11, 13, 14, and 19.

Warren Fisher plays a bass borrowed from Coleen Walters on this CD.

Al Lumpkin plays guitar on all tracks – either Composite Acoustic Legacy or a 1964 Martin D-28.

Jean Lumpkin plays a Celtic harp made by Heartland Harps (a carbon fiber Infinity) on tracks 11, 15, and 18. On all other tracks she plays a banjo made by Nechville (an Athena with turquoise inlay)