Joe Weed

The Dream of The Manatee

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Dream of the Manatee is a collaboration between two talented exponents of contemporary acoustic music. This graceful and melodic album is centered around Neal's dulcimer and Joe's fluid guitar and mandolin, with several other musicians adding oboe, flute, bass, cello and harp (with Kim Robertson on three cuts). There are eight folk-based originals, with a couple of Renaissance pieces, an O'Carolan tune and a traditional Spanish song rounding it out. Mixing lively tunes with pretty melodies, the musicians bring a lightness and subtle charm to this gentle album that should appeal to all lovers of contemporary acoustic instrumental music.