make it to the coast? You can entertain the Floating Glass Balls in
your own living room! We'll trade you a CD or two for only a few dollars
from our latest CD, Winter in Paradise (and get the T-shirt,
too), our 2005 release, Ashore, and/or our first, self-titled
CD recording, Floating Glass Balls.
promise to be good - we'll not leave peanut shells on the coffee table;
no beer puddles on your fine Persian carpet.
See what earnest and trustworthy faces we have? Not sold on looks
To help tip the scales, click on the highlighted song titles
below for mp3's of our originals.
on, take us home with you! We'll even pay our own way to your house,
in the U.S. (For shipment outside the U.S., please
email Spud for a postage
quote -- we'll discount the full amount by $3.)
OLD BUDDY GOODNIGHT- Our latest CD release
Midnight on the Highway
Just Like You
That's How I Can Count On You
Old Buddy Goodnight
but the Floating Glass Balls has brought such tight, friendly, fluent
bluegrass to the Oregon Coast? And for so long and to so many! Their
quiet affection for these tunes -- full of sweethearts and caskets,
trains and Tennessee -- is contagious. They play bluegrass like you
hope it might always be, And these tunes, in tribute to Dobro player
Dan Conner, who sang them, remind us of their quiet affection for
each other, too."
The last recording by the original FGB
Red Ball Rocket Train
Be Here to Love Me
Stuck Up Blues
Guns of Fort
Peace for All
Wrong Road Again
Love Comes to
Waiting for the Boys to Come Home
Somewhere on the Road Tonight
You've Just Stolen Mine
live with minimal overdubbing at Mike Lastras Portland studio
during a week that saw record snowfall blanket western Oregon, Winter
in Paradise showcases a mix of original tunes along with some of the
bands current performance favorites. The CD's name is derived
not just from the conditions prevailing outside during the sessions,
but also from the title track, Dank, Dark and Dismal, a self
explanatory tune penned by Joel Marshall to describe the typical winter
conditions in our home of Cannon Beach. Brimming with nineteen songs,
theres a little something from every facet of the bands
eclectic repertoire. Combining more original tunes than our two previous
CDs with songs from household names like Chris Hillman, Townes Van
Zandt and Bob Dylan, through treats from regional troubadours Steve
Einhorn and Brien Hopkins, theres a little bit plucked from
nearly every musical genre that we love. Although the name and artwork
would lead one towards thoughts of winters dark days, there
is plenty of merriment and light pouring through the tracks. Bound
to be our most popular CD yet, Winter in Paradise continues the Balls
tradition of serving up top notch beachgrass music played with skill,
passion, and most importantly, a sense of fun.
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listing the writing credits for this CD we inadvertently left our
dear friend Steve Einhorn's name off the songwriting credit for
Highway 101. We regret this omission. Please visit Steve
and Kate's website to hear his originalversion
of this song and many more wonderful tunes.
ASHORE - The Floating Glass Balls' 2005 CD release
Evening Prayer Blues
Just Let Me Fall
I Paid Her Alimony
Home From the Forest
I Feel the Blues Movin' In
Foro Santa Luzia
Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
January 2006 "Pick up FBG's latest release ASHORE.
The 15 tracks include vintage string classics like Bill Monroe's flowing
but intricate Evening Prayer Blues, demonstrating FBG's adeptness
of mando, dobro, fiddle and guitar picking. Just Let Me Fall, originally
recorded by Happy Smith in 1952, features Dan Conner's vocals, lending
authenticity to this Appalachian-rooted tune, and righteous old-timey
harmonies contributed by Siegel and Marshall -- a constant you can
count on from the band. ASHORE is a great mix of tunes passed between
fellow musicians (the aural tradition continues) as well as stringband
versions of tunes done by, for example, Springsteen, Gordon Lighfoot,
and Townes Van Zandt, and treated to diverse and appealing arrangements.
In addition, Seigel, Conner and Keiski originals (including Keiski's
reggae paeon to clean air, Respiration), enliven this recording and
add to the spirit of North Coast musical ensembles."
Jenny Gamroth [full
GLASS BALLS - The band's first, self-titled CD
Bramble and the Rose
Billy the Kid
South in New Orleans
Ballad of Spider John
Long May You Run
now, this musical experience was available only to those in attendance
at our weekly gatherings -- the locals, of course, but also family and
friends who came as often as their lives allowed, from all over the
upper left edge, with and without an instrument in hand. As well, there
were those who, as vacationing visitors, happily stumbled upon a magical
moment. But now, with the release of this, the first recording from
what has become known as "The Floating Glass Balls," even
folks who've never been to the Oregon coast can share the urge to let
down their hair and dance... barefoot. To feel the sand between your
may also purchase other CD recordings by members of Floating Glass
Balls. Such as...
Peter Siegel with Floating Glass
Comotosos, & new music with
Great American Music Hall |
Jug Band Extravaganza
Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, David Grisman, Maria
Muldaur, The Barbecue Orchestra
Peter Siegel & Roland
Music featuring Melodious Melodies
Siegel & the Lower Columbia Trio
with Jim Wilkins & Jim Ydstie
featuring: Turtle VanDamarr, Roland H. White, Teresa Baker,
Ron Nagy-Andrico, Lauren Sheehan, & Michael Rush
through PayPal. All major credit/debit cards are accepted, so you
don't need a PayPal account. If you have any questions or need to
contact us regarding an order, please email Spud.
Ordered by mail, CD's are $15 each, the
same price you'd pay at a performance.
pick up the shipping within the United States. For shipment outside
the U.S., please email for a quote on postage -- we'll discount the
full amount by $3.
orders from outside the US, please email for shipping costs prior
to placing your order.
of some countries will be required to pay that country's customs
fees upon receipt.
materials are not returnable for refund once the outer packaging
has been removed.
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