When We Were Young
Al Dunkleman is a Western North Carolinian who writes, sings and plays Americana music. 'You have written some very personal, fine songs. They really paint a picture." -David Holt, Four-time Grammy Award winner, musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer 'When We Were Young'-Dunkleman's sophomore CD-is set to be released on March 28, 2011. This project features two of the best multi-instrumentalists in the music business-Darin Aldridge and Tim Crouch. With a resumé that includes The Country Gentleman, Acoustic Syndicate and The Circuit Riders, Darin Aldridge, a rising star on the bluegrass scene, lends his extraordinary talents on mandolin, guitar, and banjo. Tim Crouch, who has performed or recorded with most of the Nashville greats-Dolly Parton, George Jones, Glen Campbell, Marty Stewart, Vince Gill, Sarah Evans, Dierks Bentley-adds his music genius on cello, mandolin, upright bass, fiddle and percussion. WWWY showcases six original songs and three original instrumentals crafted by Dunkleman. Also included are cover versions of songs written by Tom T. Hall, Tom Paxton and Bruce Springsteen. Dunkleman captures the sentiment of the Baby Boom generation with these lines from his title song 'When We Were Young'- We thought we'd change the world With our peace and harmony But nothing really changed Only you and me Looking back, these words from 'Livin' On Love' capture Dunkleman's humble beginnings as a newlywed living in the North Carolina mountains- The cold winter wind blew hard The furnace groaned all night At times we could see our breath So we held each other tight "I thoroughly enjoyed the great mix of singer-songwriter and other roots music styles. Good stuff!" -Barry Poss, Founder and President of Sugar Hill Records aldunkleman.com.