This album is Timothy Cummings’ first, and is devoted almost exclusively to traditional melodies from Appalachia. Perhaps the first of its kind, The Piper in the Holler spotlights tunes and hymns from the Southeastern U.S., including many of the melodies published in An Appalachian Collection. Cummings performs these on Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, Highland pipes, and whistles, and enjoys backing by Pete Sutherland, Caleb Elder, and other special guests. This is a piping album to be sure, but one with strong Southern flavoring; a genuinely American expression. Also available on CD and mp3.
- A one-of-a-kind album of American piping: traditional Appalachian selections performed on Scottish-style bagpipes (with a slight drawl)
- With Timothy Cummings on Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, Highland pipes, and whistles
- Backed by Pete Sutherland (clawhammer banjo, guitar, song, fiddle) and Caleb Elder (fiddle, viola)
- Special guests Sandy Silva (hambone, clogging), Hollis Easter (song), Don Pedi (mountain dulcimer), Joseph Campanella Cleary (mandolin), Neil Rossi (guitar), and Michael Santosusso (upright bass)
- An authentic feel, having been recorded onto 2″ tape, with the musicians playing together in an open, reconstructed barn situated on a hilltop amidst the Green Mountains (part of the Appalachian Mountain chain)
- Album notes include source and background information on the music
- Twelve tracks, totaling 44 minutes of music
- The vinyl record shipment includes a code for free mp3 downloads of the album.
- Also available on CD and mp3 download (via Bandcamp, CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon)
- Vinyl record purchase includes a free digital download option
- Listen to sample tracks below (and please note that the digital downloads, and especially CD and vinyl will provide much better sound quality):