Music Activities of Talbert Stein

Tunes from the Woods CD

Devil's Dream
 [Mackenzie Lerchen and Talbert Stein (twin fiddles) and Ryan Blankenship (guitar)] is excited to present its debut CD, Tunes from the Woods, released in 2013. Special guest, David Mosher, recorded the music in his By the Lake Studio in Brighton, Michigan and contributed a number of the musical parts on various instruments for the new CD.  The CD has 32 original, lively jigs, reels, and waltzes in the Celtic and bluegrass veins with some blues, Klezmer, and classical elements, enhanced by rich twin-fiddle melody and harmony, backed by guitar, mandolin, upright bass, concertina, and a third fiddle. The tunes were all composed by Talbert Stein and recently published in his book of 40 tunes, Tunes from the Woods, described below.  
You can listen to track samples or do digital downloads of the album or of individual tracks by visiting iTunes:
or Amazon MP3:
or CD Baby:
Physical copies of the CD are also available from CD Baby and from Amazon.com.
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Elderly Instruments also carries the CD and the book in their store in Lansing, Michigan and advertises and sells both online:

Tunes from the Woods CD:  http://www.elderly.com/recordings/items/

Tunes from the Woods Book:

Elderly has linked the CD and book to the 20th anniversary issue of Fiddler Magazine:
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Tunes from the Woods (the book, copyright 2012, Talbert Stein) is a book of 40 tunes (jigs, reels, and waltzes) composed by Talbert Stein.  Chords are included as well as the stories behind a number of the tunes and/or their titles.  The book is 8.5 inch x 11 inch, spiral bound (so that it lies flat on a music stand), and has a clear sheet of plastic to protect the front cover.  To view the Table of Contents (on two separate pages) and/or the front cover design of the book on a white background (the actual card stock color is light beige), please click on the appropriate attachments below.
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Other ways tpurchase Tunes from the Woods CD and/or book:
For in-person sales (no shipping needed - - like if you see Talbert at a gig or music jam and he can hand the CD or book to you), the cost is $10.00 including tax for the CD and/or $12.00 including tax for the book. Otherwise

1)  Click on "Order Form: CD and or Book" below.
2)  Print the form by clicking on the print-icon that appears
     in the upper left portion of the screen.
3)  Mail the completed form with a check (payable to
    Talbert Stein), that covers the "total cost" on
    the order form to:
    Talbert Stein
    26707 Humber St.
    Huntington Woods, Michigan 48070-1260
    USA
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Muddy Clam Wins First Place

As part of a celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Fiddler Magazine (http://www.fiddle.com/), a force in the world (national/international) of fiddle music held a tune writing contest in 2013.  A panel of six professional fiddle players representing different styles of fiddle music served as judges for the contest.  The results were just presented in the 20th anniversary (spring 2014) edition of Fiddler Magazine.  There were 110 entries.  Muddy Clam, a jig composed in 2013 by Talbert Stein, and named by his granddaughter, Deborah, won first place in that competition and is published in the spring 2014 issue of Fiddler Magazine.  The contest results are shown on Fiddler Magazine's website http://www.fiddle.com/Tune-Contest-Results.page
Newspaper articles related to this tune-writing contest have also appeared in Woodward Talk (serves Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties in Michigan) and also in the Daily Tribune (serves Royal Oak and nearby communities in Michigan):
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Contact Information
    email: bertstein76@gmail.com
website:
 (https://sites.google.com/site/talbertsteinsmusic/)

Talbert Stein
26707 Humber St.
Huntington Woods, Michigan 48070-1260
USA
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Devil's Dream
Twin Fiddles/Guitar Trio
Celtic, Bluegrass, and Folk Music


Music for parties, fund raisers, weddings, art fairs, cider mills, farmers markets, and more.  For inquiries, please use the contact information above.   For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/devils.dream.band.
To see a photograph of our group, please click on "Devil's Dream" below [from left to right in the photograph - Talbert Stein, Mackenzie Lerchen (http://www.mackenzielerchen.com/), and Ryan Blankenship].
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YouTube Video links:
YouTube video links are provided below of a Devil's Dream gig at Goldfish Tea, a Tea Cafe in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, where our trio played a number of the tunes on our Tunes from the Woods CD.  These videos were taken by Elaine Stein, using a digital camera and are unedited.  In addition, the mandolin player in this video, Kevin Frank was substituting for the guitar player (Ryan Blankenship) who normally plays as part of our trio.  The first link is for a medley of Cuckoo Clock's Lament and Tune Catcher's Blues and the second is for a medley of Quandary and Rantipoles on the Loose.


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Stringtime
Tom Allen (guitar) and Talbert Stein (fiddle) sometimes joined by others play Irish, Scottish, English, old-time, Appalachian, ethnic, and other music at contra dances, hoedowns, parties, fund-raisers, farmers markets, cider mills, and other venues.  For inquiries, please use the contact information above.
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Upcoming Stringtime Gigs
1)  (Private) First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Fri. Apr. 25, 2014, 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM  [Musicians: Jenni Burke and Talbert Stein (twin fiddles) and Tom Allen (guitar)].
2)  (Open to Public) Goodison Cider Mill every Sunday in Sept. and Oct. (weather permitting) from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. 
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