Groundhog / Pawtuxet

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A charming little American folksong about the delicious rewards of ‘whistlepig’ hunting. Ben first learned the melody as a simple banjo tune and then picked up verses from Doc Watson’s recording as well as various songbooks.

Pawtuxet, in the native language of the Sononoce tribe, means "Little Falls". Pawtuxet Village, a historic section of Warwick and Cranston, Rhode Island, played a role in the Gaspee Affair, in which patriots burned the HMS Gaspee in protest of high British taxes on their goods. The American Revolution would soon follow. Now put that in your teabag and steep it! Then throw it out.

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from The Vox Hunters, released June 6, 2017
BG: lead vox, harmonica
AA: harmony vox, fiddle, jaw harp
KF: bodhrán, bones, chapchas

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The Vox Hunters Providence, Rhode Island

Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi, are musically bound by a shared love of traditional folk music as well as an eclectic amalgam of songs both inside and far outside the realm of ‘folk music’. Armed with two voices, a fiddle, and free reeds, The Vox Hunters present an exciting repertoire of driving dance tunes blended with an unorthodox collection of interesting songs and musical varia. ... more

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