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About the Album

Generation after Generation, released in 1999, is the first album recorded by the Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society. The album is a compilation of 24 American folk music songs that feature vocal arrangements of many traditional 19th and 20th century folk songs, gospel and country tunes that have become all-time favorites, and one original song composed by Bob Miller and performed in the style of traditional folk music. The nearly 74 minutes of music include favorites from such great American songwriters as The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Huddie Ledbetter, Jimmie Davis, Henry Clay Work, Clyde Foley, and Stephen Foster, to name a few. The musical arrangements feature a variety of folk instruments including autoharp, hammered and lap dulcimers, 5-string banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, electric bass and a variety of percussive instruments. The album's performing artists from the Society are (standing from left to right rear) Bob Miller, Edie Englert, Carol Lighthiser, Jerry Gallagher, Deanne Saab, Cary Rufe, Mark Locher, and (seated from left to right) Karen Dunstan and Kristin Benjamin.

Artist Credits

Bob Miller, Ruchsville Pa.
-- rhythm guitar, 5-string banjo, hammered dulcimer, harmonica, hambones, mandolin and vocals
Edie (Kuhns) Englert, Allentown Pa.
-- rhythm guitar and vocals
Carol Lighthiser, Breingigsville, Pa. (now lives in Sunbury)
-- rhythm guitar and vocals
Deanne Saab, Lower Macungie Pa.
-- djembe, doumbek, shakers, tambourine, wood block, washboard and vocals
Cary Rufe, Catasauqua Pa.
-- lead guitar, 5-string banjo and mandolin
Mark Locher, Quakertown Pa.
-- bass and vocals
Kristin Benjamin, Allentown Pa.(deceased)
-- autoharp and vocals
Karen Dunstan, Allentown, Pa.
-- lap dulcimer, rhythm guitar, spoons and vocals

Production Credits

Musical Arrangements: LVFMS members
Recording Consultants: John Dewhurst, Frog Song Productions; Clark Ferguson, Bearswamp Studio
Photography: Gilette Photography, Ltd., Emmaus Pa.
Graphics: Rittenhouse Graphics, Macungie Pa.
Digital Recording: Bob Miller's Barn, Ruchsville; Dunstan & Christman Studio, Allentown;
Mixdown and Mastering: Bearswamp Sudio, Macungie Pa.
CD Reproduction: Oasis