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Marty Brennan and Charlie Barton 1957

New Music - Friends and Students is pleased to be able to bring you some recently recorded music by various friends and students of Ian Buchanan's. We encourage you to watch this space, as there are a number of projects in the pipeline.

You can click the tabs above to find the current offerings from our musicians, and you can visit the store to purchase available CD's.


CornBread is an acoustic country blues band, composed of five of the most accomplished string musicians in the region. The band’s repertoire covers American roots classics by such artists as Jelly Roll Morton, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, the Reverend Gary Davis and Lonnie Johnson, and more recently, John Hammond, Jorma Kaukonen and Ian Buchanan.

Marty Brennan leads with vocals and various guitars- straight, National and Dobro, backed up by Frank Pergola on vocals, guitar and mandolin, Rich Patchkofsky with his award winning finger style guitar picking, Tim Quinn on harmonica and Louis Audette on standup bass.

CornBread's new CD offered for sale in the store is Clearing The Tracks (details below)

Walkin' Blues - Track #8 on the CD

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Clearing The Tracks
  1. Country Boy (2:22)
    MB, FP, RP, LA
  2. Muddy Waters (2:39)- A tried and true collection of traditional verses, this version was arranged by Frank Collin.
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ
  3. Silver City Bound (2:55)- Attributed to Leadbelly, with lyrics by Nina Simone.
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ
  4. Freight Train (3:32)- This is a straight ahead version of the Elizabeth Cotten classic, leavened by a segue into Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor.
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ
  5. Stealin' (3:01)-This old Memphis ]ug Band tune by Gus Cannon has Marty and Louis teaming up to create the jug blasts.
    MB, FP, RP, LA
  6. Little Martha (2:23)- A standard by Duane AlIman, this is a CornBread showpiece featuring Frank and Patches.
    FP, RP
  7. Education Blues (5:59)- Here's a Lightnin' Hopkins 12 bar riff in a slow tempo, played live at the Cafe Taste. It builds well and gives Tim a chance to shine.
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ
  8. Walkin' Blues (3:44)- Marty serves up what a blues tune needs- mayhem and frustration in general, all served up with a swinging drive.
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ
  9. West Coast Blues (2:11)
    MB, RP
  10. Rough and Rocky Road (3:48)- This is a country/bluegrass chestnut covered by everyone from Flatt & Scruggs to Emmy Lou Harris.
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ
  11. Every Day I Have the Blues (3:57)- This Memphis Slim standard's been played by big band and blues notables from Count Basie to BB King. CornBread's take is tasty too.
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ
  12. Old Man and Me (3:27)-A departure from "Cocaine" this obscure J.J. Kale tune weaves a hit of its own. Frank overdubs on Fender Telecaster.
    RP, FP, LA
  13. Embryonic Journey (2:10)- CornBread's tribute to ]orma Kaukonen.
    MB, FP, RP, LA
  14. Windin' Boy (4:52)- A Jelly Roll Morton standard.
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ
  15. Will the Circle be Unbroken (3:39)
    MB, FP, RP, LA, TQ

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