Handmade Folk Music (just like Grandma used to make) 1 cup banjo, softened 1 cup flute 1 cup guitar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons mandolin 3 cups double bass ½ teaspoon percussion 2 cups semi-sweet vocals 1 cup chopped walnuts 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Cream together the banjo, flute, and guitar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then fold in mandolin. Sift in double bass and percussion until blended well. Stir in semisweet vocals and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans. 3. Bake for about 10 minutes until golden brown Makes 4-5 dozen 2' cookies. 'Crowded Room' is Breaking Blue's debut album. It all began in a tiny apartment living room when the group (who had begun as a band playing traditional American folk music) discovered lyrics that vocalist Chrystal Anderson had been composing for 15 years worked beautifully with the melody's on Randy Martin's vintage claw hammer banjo. The song, 'Crowded Room', was written in 30 minutes and went on to win the Santa Fe Bluegrass Festival's songwriting contest sponsored by the Southwest Picker's Association. Even the traditional songs on this album are refurbished and look as good as new by turning the old fiddle tunes over to the clear precision of the flute. Flutist, Stephanie Hanusa adds a hint of nostalgia with her beautiful improvised solo's allowing for a sweet reflection of the lyrics and melodies of the music. Bassist, Shawn Berkompas, adds depth to this album with his jazzy edge. A pinch of percussion from drummer, Jeremy Dorr finishes the sound nicely while the guitar and mandolin hint at a simplicity that makes the listener wonder just what that sweet sound is. From Crowded Room to Goodbye Serenade, this album will have you rummaging through photo albums, old yellowed pages of letters, and recipe boxes recalling memories of times gone by. The eclectic beauty of this album gives it just enough character to forgive the imperfections that come with a homemade album that actually was recorded at Grandpa's house.