Waiting for Nancy
This long-awaited album brings together two friends who have played old-time music together for 40 years. Curt Bouterse and Bob Webb helped to perpetuate traditional American folk music on the U.S. west coast, beginning in the 1960s. Curt's name is legendary, for introducing American fiddle tunes on the hammered dulcimer. He has inspired two generations to learn to play that instrument, and he was also an early exponent of both the Southern mountains fretless 'banjer' and the Carter-style autoharp. Bob has taken traditional Southern music, and the songs and shanties of deepwater sailors, to such diverse places as Poland and New Zealand. He is well-known in Europe and the U.S. as a baritone singer, who accompanies himself on the rare MacCann-duet concertina, five-string banjo and guitar. This wide-ranging CD features both artists together, and separately, playing their own accompaniments on a wide variety of instruments.