You've been walking through the woods with no particular haste. You hear music and follow the sound dancing through the trees. You wander up to an old farm house with a ragged bunch of hands playing music on the porch. You feel welcome to sit down in an old chair to listen. You tap your foot. You smile. Maybe you remember something you hadn't thought of in years. Something that is still standing beyond fuss and trials of living every day. A simple sound. An essence. What is a Clodhopper? A mighty big pair of boots if you're standing in Texas and a buffoon if you find yourself tumbling round England. In Indiana, The Clodhoppers are a band to make you smile, tap your foot, and enjoy a simple moment. Founded on the heartfelt and ireverent songs of lead singer/songwriter Jerry Maulin, The Clodhoppers blend together an easygoing porch music tinged with country, blues, and folk. The band features Nashville luthier Bill Berg on several stringed instruments including mandolin, dobro, dulcimer, acoustic and electric guitars. Jim Wendel adds a rollicking harmonica to the mix. The band is joined on the CD by the Elly Maze---Loretta Vinson on bass and vocals, and Johnna Maze on stripped down percussion. (Check out the Elly Maze CD right here on cdbaby. Thank me later.) In addition to the usual suspects, the heartfelt recording welcomes the contributions of Gordan Lowery on fiddle, Hanna Guy Maulin on vocals, and Allan Burdette on accordian and fiddle. The c.d. contains all original songs with a span of topics including love, redemption, roosters, and guacamole...yes, there is a tasty little avacado number. The c.d. was recording in Bloomington at Airtime Studios by Dave Weber. The recording was produced by Tim Grimm for Vault Records. (Check out Tim Grimm's music here on cdbaby. Thank me later.) Peace, Jeremiah.
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