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American Anonymous

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Released July 4, 2011
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American Anonymous is not a 12-step program. It is a music catalogue term for an American work whose author is unknown. In other words, this is traditional American music - Joel Mabus sings folk songs.

THE SONGS:
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1 Betsy From Pike vocal & guitar 5:11 [MP3 sample]
2 Love Somebody vocal & banjo 2:34 [MP3 sample]
3 Sweet Evelina vocal & autoharp 2:49 [MP3 sample]
4 The Farmer Is The Man vocal & guitar 2:19 [MP3 sample]
5 Sally Gal vocal & banjo 2:56 [MP3 sample]
6 In The Pines vocal & autoharp 6:29 [MP3 sample]
7 Rising Sun Blues vocal & guitar 3:43 [MP3 sample]
8 Drunken Hiccups vocal & banjo 3:37 [MP3 sample]
9 Grieve My Lord No More vocal & guitar 2:45 [MP3 sample]
10 Sinners Lose All Their Guilty Stains autoharp 1:59 [MP3 sample]
11 Get Along Little Dogie vocal & guitar 4:42 [MP3 sample]
12 The Fox vocal & guitar 2:44 [MP3 sample]
13 Ebenezer banjo 2:03 [MP3 sample]
14 A Closer Walk With Thee vocal & guitar 4:16 [MP3 sample]

Produced by Joel Mabus for Fossil Records
Recorded, mixed & mastered by John Stites at Arcadia Recording
All songs traditional, from the public domain, original authors anonymous,
arranged and adapted by Joel Mabus, published by Fingerboard Music, BMI

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