From: Peter Feldmann
Blue Dalmatian Productions
Post Office Box 614
Los Olivos, California 93441
(805) 688 9894 * (805) 688 0366 (Fax)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **
December 11, 2005
The Chicago Tribune and columnist Dave Royko today named Peter Feldmann's release "Grey Cat On The Tennessee Farm" (HC-504) to number five on its list of the top ten bluegrass albums for 2005. "Grey Cat" features the music of former Grand Ol' Opry star Uncle Dave Macon, set in a bluegrass format by Peter, a mandolinist and singer in the Monroe style, with his group, "The Pea Patch Quintet" - Byron Berline - fiddle, Wayne Shrubsall - banjo, Bill Bryson -bass, Dennis Caplinger - banjo, and Dan Crary - guitar. The CD, recorded in August, features fourteen tunes and songs, plus spoken introductions, recreating a complete show in Uncle Dave's entertaining vaudeville style.
Royko writes: "Old-Time entertainer Macon (1870-1952) receives both a tribute and an overhaul by Feldmann and his Pea Patch Quintet of super-pickers (including Byron Berline, Dan Crary and Dennis Caplinger). The group evokes the huge personality of Macon as they interpret his music in an updated, bluegrass style."
In being named to the Tribune's list, Feldmann joins performers such as Jesse McReynolds & Charles Whitstein, The Del McCoury band, Psychograss, Kenny and Amanda Smith, The Newgrass Revival, and compilation albums for top ten album honors.
"Grey Cat" is available on-line and via mail order from HenCackleRecords.com, as well as from CDBaby.com and selected distributors.
Peter Feldmann, a long-time Santa Barbara county resident, has been studying,
collecting, and performing bluegrass and old-time music for more than 40 years.
His wealth of knowledge and love for the music shines through in his performances,
which usually include little-known but beautiful gems, recorded many years ago
by his musical heros, including Bill Monroe, Uncle Dave Macon, Jimmie Rodgers,
and the original Carter Family. An outstanding mandolinist in the Monroe tradition,
Peter also adds guitar, banjo, and fiddle to his sets, along with comedy pieces
from the Two Black Crows and the Skillet Lickers. The founder of the 70s music
club "The Bluebird Café",
as well as the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers' Convention, Peter now runs his
music production company, BlueGrass West! and Hen Cackle Records in the Santa
Call Blue Dalmatian Productions at 805 688-9894 for further information.
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