Pacific Rim Dulcimer Project - Private Label - Biscuit Record Company - Folk LP

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Pacific Rim Dulcimer Project


The Biscuit Record Company
BC 1314
LP (1977)
Record is VG+ light scuff marks
Original textured cover is VG++ slight corner wear


Tracks ..

Michael Rugg - Pack Up Your Liver
Neal Hellman - Been All Around This World
Robert Force and Albert d'Ossche - Wellyn
Neal Hellman- Black Nag
Bonnie Carol - Living in the Country
Robert Force - Poker Face Smile
Robert Force and Albert d'Ossche - Firenze
Neal Hellman, Albert d'Ossche, Robert Force, Bonnie Carol - Lotus Eater Blues
Bonnie Carol, Albert d'Ossche, Robert Force - Pig Song


Albert d'Ossche - Cornwall
Bonnie Carol - High Risk, High Gain
Michael Rugg - Mojo Clock
Bonnie Carol - Joellen
Neal Hellman - C'est L'Aviron
Albert d'Ossche - Ananta
Michael Rugg - Tralee Jail
Robert Force - Sing Sailor
Michael Rugg - Swedish Fiddle Tune
Michael Hubbert - Parting Glass




In 1977 a Denver record company wanted to make a mountain dulcimer record, the Pacific Rim Dulcimer Project crew to do this recording the experiences with the Kindred Gathering crowd.


Neal Hellman found his first dulcimer mentor in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was the inspired teaching of John Prisland that led Neal to write his first book, "Life Is Like a Mountain Dulcimer," which was transcribed in colored pencil in a hiker's cabin in Squamish, B.C. His dulcimer muse then led him back to the city of his birth where The Richmond Organization published said book in 1974.

Great minds think alike, and soon Neal was enjoying the company of fellow dulcimer zealots Robert Force, Al d'Ossché, Bonnie Carol, and Michael Rugg. This collaboration led to the benchmark dulcimer recording "The Pacific Rim Dulcimer Project" and the fun-filled "Kindred Gathering Dulcimer Festivals."

Neal then hit the dulcimer trail and toured extensively between 1981 and 1989, spreading his dulcimer light as far as the European continent in 1984. During this time, Neal
published dulcimer books for Music Sales, Hal Leonard, and Mel Bay Publications.

In 1987 Neal started his own record label, Gourd Music. As founder, director, and a primary artist of Gourd Music, Neal has produced over thirty recordings. Gourd Music is described
as being "on the forefront of the new acoustic music movement...well written, expertly
performed, masterfully produced, and carefully manufactured" by The Schwann Catalog.

Neal's three recordings, Oktober County, Dream of the Manatee (with Joe Weed), and Autumn in the Valley, have all met with critical acclaim. An original composition, written by Neal and performed by Jay Unger and Molly Mason, is featured on a Ken Burns production which was broadcast on PBS nationwide in the fall of 1999.
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