THE LAZY FARMER (2015)

Flynn Cohen and the Deadstring Ensemble's debut release on Wepecket Island Records, The Lazy Farmer showcases Flynn's acoustic guitar playing and singing on an all-traditional programme of American folk music: fiddle tunes and ballads with explicit references to their Anglo-Celtic roots.

Flynn Cohen: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, sruti box
Matt Heaton: bouzouki, bodhrán
Danny Noveck: mandolin, fiddle
with Liz Simmons: harmony vocals

songs:
A Lazy Farmer Boy, Neighbor Girl, Young Emily, Carolina Lady, Black is the Color, A Sailor Being Tired, Conversation with Death, Mathie Grove

tunes:
Lady Hamilton, Fine Times at Our House, Falls of Richmond, Cousin Sally Brown, Boothe Shot Lincoln, Hog Went Through the Fence Yoke and All

Release date: January 3, 2015

FIERCE MODAL (2011)

All original acoustic music; fuses stylistic influences of bluegrass, old time, Irish traditional music, folk-rock, and early music. Forms range from straight-ahead fiddle tunes to guitar ensemble pieces. 

co-produced by Flynn Cohen and David Rizzuti

Flynn Cohen: 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars, mandolins
Duncan Wickel: fiddle

tracks:
1. End of an Era
 quirky fiddle tune composed on guitar w/ capo; Led Zeppelin-influenced bridge section
2. The Good Part
 a contemporary bluegrass/new acoustic fiddle tune; also recorded by mandolinist Joe Walsh on his Saturday Night Waltz CD
3. Poor Micheál
 a slip jig and elegy to the late Micheál óDomhnaill; Yes-influenced bridge section
4. Lizzie's Wedding March
 composed for my wedding; originally performed on trombone and tuba
5. Don't Spare the Horses
 old time/bluegrass fiddle tune in the key of B
6. Crop Circles
 guitar quartet piece I composed for my grad school recital in 1998; west-coast minimalism meets medieval music and acoustic prog rock
7. Dartington Galliard
 a fiercely modal dirging guitar quartet transcription of a recorder consort piece; inspired by the music of John Dowland and John Renbourn
8. Master Nigel Heaton, his Galliard
 a baby present to my friends Matt & Shannon
9. Dougie's Trip to Heaven
 waltz in the key of B; dedicated to my Aunt Marilyn Shamblin who loves the bluegrass music

available for digital download at bandcamp:
http://flynncohen.bandcamp.com/album/fierce-modal

MELLOW YELL (2005)

Original and traditional American music & bluegrass. Features songs by Mark Simos, Kristin Andreassen, and Mara O'Day. All-star cast of musicians includes Aoife O'Donovan, John McGann, Nate Leath, Jake Armerding, Greg Liszt, Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Eric Merrill, Rushad Eggleston, and Mark Schatz.

track listing:
1 Angelita (Mark Simos)
2 Navajo Boy (trad)
3 The Thumbring (Flynn Cohen/Rushad Eggleston)
4 Remember What Was Dear (Flynn Cohen/MaraO'Day)
5 Hangman (trad)
6 Mellow Yell (Flynn Cohen)
7 She's Coming Back to You (Mark Simos)
8 Barker's Creek (trad)
9 Dogwood Reel (Flynn Cohen)
10 The Shiny Penny (Kristin Andreassen)
11 Death Bed Song (Flynn Cohen/MaraO'Day)
12 Molly and Tenbrooks (trad)

digital download:
http://flynncohen.bandcamp.com/album/mellow-yell