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I am thrilled to tell you that my new banjo recording "My Lucky Stars" Is now available! This recording project is a collection of mostly original instrumental music composed on the 5 string banjo over the last ten years. As a bonus I have also included two fiddle tunes in the mix– one composed by Jim Childress and a traditional tune. There are some solo, duo pieces with Chris Coole on guitar, and band selections with Chris Coole- guitar, John Showman- fiddle, Hannah Shira Naiman -fiddle, and Max Heineman on bass.
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My Lucky Stars
 is being made available for purchase as a cd or download directly from this website, with a secure payment system. 


"He loves clawhammer banjo, it’s tone, the tunes, the lilt, and it shows.  He wants to share it. And he does, quietly, carefully, and as comfortably as an old shoe. This is a beautiful, thoughtful, glorious collection of tunes that we can get lost in precisely because Naiman does. Love it, love it, love it."   Glen Herbert , Penguin Eggs Magazine

“My Lucky Stars is an impressive album, and it will surely be one of the top old time albums of the year. And unlike many other albums in the genre, you don’t have to be a musician to fully appreciate it. The album is available as a traditional CD, or as a digital download (which includes the cover art and liner notes)."  
BANJO NEWSLETTER  October 2016 Review by John Walkenbach


 "We are treated to a wide sonic range, capturing many emotions and states of mind from introspection to joy. Great stuff for listening indeed." Bluegrass Unlimited October 2016 Review by Bob Buckingham

"Some of My Lucky Stars has a quite contemporary feel, but most of it would feel at home on a front porch in Kentucky or West Virginia"  © Alex Monaghan Folkworld

"This excellent all-instrumental album demonstrates that there are still a very large number of pleasing note combinations to be discovered and formed into tunes, and Arnie Naiman has found some good ones." Pete Peterson -The Old Time Herald 

 

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I would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario to produce this new recording project!

I would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario to produce this new recording project!

Cfma nominee sticker 2016 en web
"​My Lucky Stars" : Nominated for Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year award for the ​2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

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Old Time / banjo music  selections including two recordings of tasteful, mostly clawhammer banjo music by Arnie Naiman & Chris Coole, a banjo music compilation which includes bluegrass and Irish tenor playing styles - "The Banjo Special, and a cd by Ragged But Right of "Down Harmony Road" which is mainly old time duet singing and playing.  "Gentleman From Virgina" features  southern string band songs and tunes from the Albemarle Ramblers!!

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