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Origins: the point or place where something begins, arises. The Celtic exodus to America led pockets of Irish settlers into the Appalachian Mountains. Bringing their music with them, they enveloped their experience into an every evolving kind of music.

John Breen explores this journey with his third album, following the melodic path of Celtic music to Bluegrass music, Old-Time Country music, Southern Gospel music, Contemporary Country, and Folk music, singing his way from the Wicklow Mountains to the Appalachian Mountains, and bringing it back home again.
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Track List:
1. Amber Tresses (trad.) - 2:48  •  2. Meant To Be - 2:51  •  3. Cup Of Sorrow - 3:04  •  4. I Still Believe - 3:06  •  5. No Stranger There (trad.) Feat. Stevie Hawkins & The Tots - 3:10  •  6. Angel In The Air - 3:05   •  7. I Loved You Better Than You Knew (trad.) - 2:29   •  8. I’ll Remember You Love In My Prayers (trad.) - 3:40
9. Briscoe’s Darlin’ (inst.) Feat. Tim Crouch - 1:55  •  10. What I Said (Ain’t What You Thought I Meant) - 3:01  •  11. I Only Wish You Well - 4:06

The album is produced, mixed, and co-engineered by the award-winning Stevie Hawkins. His country music credits include national and international recording artists, Daryle Singletary, Jeff Carson, Doug Stone, Razzy Bailey, Jim Ed Brown, Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Webb Pierce, Charlie McCoy, Johnny Rodriguez, Cledus T. Judd, among others. Stevie Hawkins background in the music industry spans four decades as a producer, audio engineer, vocalist, touring musician, A&R, composer, and music publisher.

The album also includes the amazing musical talents of Tim Crouch, whose credits include: George Jones, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels, Josh Turner, Hal Ketchum, performing fiddle on country music star Alan Jackson's 2013 "The Bluegrass Album", and bluegrass music star Rhonda Vincent's #1 Billboard 2014 album "Only Me", among many others. Known as one the finest fiddler players in the United States, Tim's skills as a multi-instrumentalist are legendary. Tim is also co-engineer of John Breen's album, Origins.

 

 

 

 

  Lyrics: Charlotte Hannon
Music: Tim Crouch & Stevie Hawkins
Produced by: Stevie Hawkins
Engineered by: Stevie Hawkins & Tim Crouch
  Musicians  
  John Breen: VocalTim Crouch: Fiddle, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Banjo, Dulcimer and Djembe
Pete Johnson: Pedal Steel GuitarCotton Rainey: Dobro and Resonator GuitarSara Burke: Celtic Harp
Eamonn Byrne: Irish Tin Whistle and OvertonJerry Price: Acoustic Guitar and Hammered Dulcimer
Kyla Cassidy: Background VocalsStevie Hawkins: Vocal, Background Vocals and Percussion
Roscoe “Teeter” Tot and Jeb “Tater” Tot: Background Vocals on “No Stranger There”

Recorded at Holler Trax Studio ~ Strawberry, AR ~ Wintergreen Studio ~ Atlanta, GA
Mastered by ShhhMedia Audio ~ Atlanta, GA ~ shhhmedia.net
Cover photo by Lawrence Timmons ~ Arklow Ireland
Cover art & design by Stevie Hawkins

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