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The Quiet Times

The Quiet Times

Kevin Roth’s twelfth album for Folkways focuses on a theme of tranquility. Backed by an instrumental ensemble composed of oboe and English horn, classical guitar, bass, and percussion, Roth plays dulcimer on nine tracks, singing on eight. On one track, Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s “The Fisherman’s Song” is coupled with a spoken-word narrative entitled “Visions,” written and recited by Appalachian folk performer (and Folkways recording artist) Ola Belle Reed (1916–2002). The piece harkens back to a simpler time of looking at various aspects of the quietness of nature. Song lyrics as well as musician and production credits are included.

Track Listing

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The Quiet Times Kevin Roth 5:35
102
Victory Kevin Roth 4:21
103
Don't Wait For Me Kevin Roth 2:34
104
Felix Kevin Roth 2:53
105
All Night Cafe Kevin Roth 4:28
201
Take the Bird Kevin Roth 3:16
202
After the Rain Kevin Roth 5:28
203
Talking Kevin Roth 2:51
204
Fairy Tales Kevin Roth 3:57
205
Visions / The Fisherman's Song Kevin Roth 2:06

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