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What they're saying about "BAD TIMES & BETTER TIMES:"

“Wow-this is old time music as good as it gets! I especially like the twin fiddles, singing and banjo playing” -- Mark F., Staten Island, NY

"100 years of great old time american music--
This band gets in "the groove" on a great range of old time american music ranging from the Civil War through the 1930s. It's refreshing to hear great versions of what you'd hear at a contemporary festival along with classics that don't get played as much as they should-- and sung as clearly and authentically as Alan does. It's a great, high-energy sampler of old time music with wonderful fiddling from Harry and accompaniment by the band throughout." -- Howard, NYC

"BAD TIMES & BETTER TIMES" is a collection of old-time tunes and songs on the theme of hard and better times. It features Alan on banjo, guitar, fiddle & vocals, Harry Bolick on fiddle, mandolin & vocals, Don Friedman on guitar, banjo & vocals, Julia Friend on banjo & vocals and Charlie Shaw on bass & drum.

BAD TIMES & BETTER TIMES - CD Contents and Selected Music File Clips

(Click on underlined titles to play sample clips.)
  1. Barlow Knife
  2. Cumberland Gap
  3. Moving Day
  4. Shady Grove
  5. Georgia Railroad
  6. Rye Whiskey
  7. Liza Jane
  8. Been All Around This World
  9. My Little Carpenter
  10. Washington's March
  11. Obama's March to the White House
  12. Texas Rangers
  13. Texas
  14. Willie Moore
  15. Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea
  16. Silly Bill


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