Vintage Hymn Picks

by Jim Cornwell

Released 12/07/2018
Jacoby Creek Records
Released 12/07/2018
Jacoby Creek Records
An acoustic, instrumental album of traditional, beloved hymns played on acoustic steel string guitar and mandolin.
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This is an acoustic, instrumental collection of well known, beloved hymns that have been tastefully arranged for acoustic steel string guitar and mandolin. You can feel that hard, wooden pew underneath and almost hear the harmonies of the choir as they sing these treasured tunes that you know so well, and might miss hearing on Sunday morning.

Jim plays his 1942 Martin D-18 and his 2002 Collings MF-5, pictured on the front cover, as well as his 2003 …
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Nothing Left to Break

by Jim Cornwell

Released 2015
Released 2015
This is a singer/songwriter type album composed of all original, acoustic guitar driven songs accented with mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar.
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Country? At times. Folk? Kind of. Bluegrass? A little. I suppose these 14 original vocal songs, driven by the acoustic guitar, are a combination of all three which some might label Americana? We all share our own unique but similar experiences while traversing life's highway. I hope this music gives you comforting companionship for your journey.

My life is in your hands. Literally. I wrote some of these songs in my late teens and early 20's. …
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Over the Rainbow

by Jim Cornwell

Released 2004
Jacoby Creek Records
Released 2004
Jacoby Creek Records
An instrumental album featuring traditional, acoustic music with flatpicked steel string guitar and mandolin playing Bluegrass and Irish fiddle tunes.
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Jim Cornwell's "Over The Rainbow" CD is an instrumental compilation of traditional style fiddle tunes played on acoustic steel string guitar and mandolin. The guitar and mandolin flatpick the lead and provide rhythm. There are some flashy "contest winning" arrangements as well as some basic, beautiful melody arrangements of various Reels and Hornpipes from Bluegrass, Irish,and Old Time fiddle tunes. The title track comes from the Wizard of Oz, but the remaining tracks come …
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Lost in the Woods

by Jim Cornwell

Released 2005
Jacoby Creek Records
Released 2005
Jacoby Creek Records
Acoustic guitar and mandolin playing traditional Bluegrass, Celtic, Baroque and Classical fiddle tunes.
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Bluegrass, Baroque, Celtic, or Classical, regardless of its origin or era of composition, all great music shares the quality of being truly timeless. This music sounds its best when it is performed, as intended, on handmade, acoustic instruments combining the tone woods of spruce, maple, rosewood or mahogany. Hopefully, the music contained on this CD will bring the sacrificial tree back to life and allow each individual listener to travel to their own unique place …
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At the Water's Edge

by Jim Cornwell

Released 2006
Jacoby Creek Records
Released 2006
Jacoby Creek Records
An instrumental album featuring traditional, tastefully arranged,acoustic music and fiddle tunes played on exquisite acoustic steel string guitars and mandolins.
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“At the Water’s Edge,” you’ll find a place where one world ends and another begins, both blending in perfect harmony, each providing what the other so desperately needs. Music and water share in a cleansing potential that can quench a parched soul upon immersion. Like the rocks of the shoreline, traditional acoustic music has stood solid against the ever changing waves of cultural trends. May the listener be refreshed and discover their own …
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12 Christmas Picks

by Jim Cornwell

Released 2007
Jacoby Creek Records
Released 2007
Jacoby Creek Records
An acoustic, instrumental collection of 12 traditional Christmas Carols that have been tastefully arranged for acoustic steel string guitar and mandolin.
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This is an acoustic, instrumental collection of 12 traditional Christmas Carols that have been tastefully arranged for acoustic steel string guitar and mandolin. These internationally well known melodies have survived since the 14th Century and continue to bring the original joy and true meaning of Christmas to a modern day world that so desperately needs “peace on earth and good will toward men.”

As advertised in the 2008 October, November, and December issues of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, …
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