Wood Stoves & Bread Loaves
John and Heidi Cerrigione live in Ellington, Connecticut and enjoy playing old time music and collecting songs. In addition to playing with Doofus, they also perform as a duo for dinner parties, business receptions and outdoor gatherings. John plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, autoharp and bass while Heidi plays autoharp, hammered and mountain dulcimers. Heidi also teaches autoharp, hammered and mountain dulcimer, and is a regular contributor to the Autoharp Quarterly and the Dulcimer Players News. Heidi was a contributing writer to Music Hound Folk: The Essential Album Guide to Folk Music (Visible Ink Press) and authored the entries on Hammered Dulcimer and Autoharp artists. John & Heidi's first duet recording, 'Wood Stoves and Bread Loaves' was released in 2003. Like 'warm clothes and bread loaves and a fire in the wood stove', these songs and tunes are some of their favorites. The selections include 10 instrumentals and 10 vocals. Most are traditional, a few are contemporary, and one is an original composition. All feature a variety of acoustic instruments.