2002 Stories

2001-01-02 “Blue Water Christmas” CD



BLUE WATER CHRISTMAS is ready as of December 11th 2002...and how sweet it is! 

...Mangrove Studio now has Pro Tools and E-Magic Logic Platinum! So expect BLUE WATER CHRISTMAS to even exceed quality BLUE WATER CRUISE.

SONG TITLES include... 

Angels, God Rest Ye, Three Ships, Christmas Island, III Kings, Little Drummer Boy, Midnight Clear, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Christmas Moon, O Holy, Whadayaknow About Christmas?,and Joy! 

CREDITS will be listed... 


Alex Antonelli Steinberger bass Michael Oakland Samba guitar Mark Pettey Roland D-50 Frank Carroll Guitar, Vocal Bobby Snyder Jr. Drums Nestor Hernandez Percussion Tony “P” Pastrana Percussion Jo Ann Hammond Vocal Roli Scholl Dobro JRobert Violin, Steel Pan, Guitar 

Produced & engineered by J. Robert Houghtaling at Mangrove Music Studios, Marco Island, Florida Photos Joel Gewirtz, Marco Island, Florida Mastered by Mark Prator, Morrisound Studio, Tampa, Florida Guitars provided by Teigen Guitars www.Teigenguitars.com Cover art by Disc Makers ©© 2002 JRobert

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2002-05-02 Florida Folk Festival 2002

05.25.02-Florida Folk Festival 2002

This year at the Florida Folk Festival 2002 was my first performance of original and old time songs with my son Martin Houghtaling on bass. He is an honors student studying music at Florida State University...great ear & great sight-reader! My challenge was to keep him interested in my fartsy old songs while he took in the sights & sounds around Stephan Foster State Park in White Springs, Florida... 

2002 is the 50th Annual Celebration of Florida's most excellent folk arts. I missed 2001 while recording Fait Plaisir 2001, Touring Switzerland, and exchanging Swiss Culture with Nashvillian Brent Moyer...but being a multi-generational "Florida Cracker," wild horses couldn't keep me away from this awesome event! 

The folks who get together with home-spun music & story on the banks of the early-summer Suwannee River create some of the best moments on the planet! 

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