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American Folklore

by Roosevelt Diggs

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Paul Bunyan 02:48
John Henry 04:26
Casey Jones 03:17
Pecos Bill 03:25


folk•lore (’fok’lôr), n. Traditional customs, tales,
sayings, dances or art forms preserved among a people

As these stories were passed down from one generation to the
next, they became engrained in American culture. The characters
in these tales have been idolized by children, sensationalized by
adults, and are in all ways larger than life. We set out to tell these
stories the way they were told to us while growing up. Please join
us in the long-standing tradition of storytelling with these tall
tales. Sing along. Read them for yourself. Introduce them to your
children so they can learn, love and tell these stories the way they
have been told and retold for generations.


released July 17, 2012

Roosevelt Diggs are:
Jared Behl – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Levi Duddles – Guitar, Vocals, Melodica, Percussion
Logan Duddles – Guitar, Vocals, Banjos, Mandolin, Harmonica, Percussion
Jon Shears – Upright Bass, Percussion, Vocals

Guest Musicians:
Mike Reid – Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
Jeffrey Niemeijer– Fiddle
Daphne Veronica Shears – Cello
Matt Young – Pedal Steel Guitar
Clint Martin – Claps and Stomps
Bill McMacken – Claps and Stomps

Engineered and Mixed by Peter Fox at Stone House Recording
Mastered By: Al Macavoy
Design and Art Direction: Ed Wilder
Produced By: Roosevelt Diggs and Peter Fox
All songs written and performed by Roosevelt Diggs


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