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Had a Dog is a remarkable CD. Alan has mastered not only the technical aspects of old-time music, but the aesthetics as well would make a worthy addition to any old-time collection. -- Newsletter of the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.
Alan Friend's singing and instrumentals are awesome! His backup musicians complement his performances perfectly. I highly recommend this CD! -- Charles Moore, Brooklyn, NY.
"We enjoyed listening several times to the CD you gave us. We really like that CD. The songs and music are really good Old Time, and he has a nice voice. -- Al Reynolds, Charlottesville, VA.
On "HAD A DOG" Alan performs some well-known as well as some less common songs and tunes from the southern Appalachian Mountains. He sings, plays banjo and guitar, and, on one selection, even concertina, in a fiddle, concertina and guitar instrumental. Several musicians, including a few former and current members of the Chelsea String Band, join him. Featured are Julianne Carney fiddle; Julia Friend vocals; Michaela Hamilton guitar; Bob Malenky guitar; Dorothy Moore fiddle; Robbie Wedeen vocals, guitar.