Matt Shipman

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Solitary Wander-2011

“Solitary Wander” features finger-style arrangements of several of Matt’s original tunes, traditional tunes, and songs. Recorded over the course of several years, the album traces Matt’s deepening love of traditional music from Ireland and beyond. It also evokes his many friends within the traditional music community, who shared or inspired several of these tunes.

You can buy “Solitary Wander” right here for $15 plus $2.50 shipping:

Or order along with “Highway Shoes” (2005) for $30 and pay only $2.50 combined shipping.

Track list:

  1. Portside Jig (Shipman) — 3:10
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  2. Lakes of Ponchartrain (traditional) — 5:12
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  3. Snows of November (Shipman) — 3:00
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  4. When the Flowers Bloom Again (Shipman) — 4:44
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  5. Going Across the Sea / Farewell to Erin (traditional) — 6:03
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  6. Air/Reel: The Lost Ones / The Birch Grove (Shipman) — 5:54
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  7. When First Into This Country (traditional) — 5:06
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  8. O’Connell’s trip to Parliament / The Hungry Rocks (traditional/Doyle) — 6:31
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  9. The Cricket’s March Over the Saltbox / The Rolling Wave / The Humours of Whiskey (traditional) — 6:31
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  10. Song For Ireland (Colclough) — 4:33
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Highway Shoes – 2005

Released in August 2005, “Highway Shoes” incorporates not only what you would expect from Shipman such as traditional bluegrass and folk tracks, but some new sounds as well.

Shipman’s rich baritone voice together with his solid mandolin and guitar playing take center stage, and carry the listener down an old-time road, with able support from some of the best players in New England.

Contributing on fiddle, dobro, pedal steel, drums, and upright bass are members of Mill City Ramblers, Splittin’ Hairs and High Range, as well as Bruce Derr, Jon Nolan, Jon Ross, Joyce Andersen, Roger Williams. The sidemen shine behind Shipman as he sings songs that harken back to the days of old country music, blues, swing and bluegrass.

Order “Highway Shoes” right here for $15 plus $2.50 shipping.

Or, order “Highway Shoes” along with “Solitary Wander” and get both for $30 and only $2.50 shipping!

Track list:

  1. Gone Again
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  2. After I’m Gone
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  3. Big City Blues
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  4. Them Times are Past and Gone
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  5. Lonesome for Someone
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  6. Long Gone
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  7. Better Find Someone
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  8. Crossroads to Calvary
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  9. Honky Tonk Angel
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  10. The Old Elm
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  11. Granite State Seaport Town
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  12. The Brightest Star
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  13. Postcard from Tennessee
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  14. Until the Day I Die
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  15. West Indian Skies
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