The Lass from the Low Countree
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Our American heritage comes to life through Hope Koehler's beautiful performance.

An American original, John Jacob Niles was a composer, performer, and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1892, he came from a musical family. While working with a surveying team in eastern Kentucky as a teenager, he kept a notebook in which he recorded lyrics and music of old folk songs known in the area. Niles served as a U.S. Army pilot in World War I and made numerous reconnaissance flights until he suffered serious injuries in a plane crash. After the war he studied music at the University of Lyon, the Schola Cantorium in Paris and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He renewed his search for folk songs in Appalachia as he accompanied noted photographer Doris Ulmann on her travels. He composed and arranged more than 1,000 songs, many of them made famous by Jo Stafford. These songs of our American heritage are beautifully sung by Hope Koehler.
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John Jacob Niles, composer
The Lass from the Low Countree
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Go 'Way from My Window
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Black is the Color
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
The Wild Rider
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
The Black Dress
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Ribbon Bow
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Unused I Am to Lovers
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
My Lover is a Farmer Lad
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Little Black Star
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
The Gambler's Wife
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Carol of the Birds
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Jesus Jesus Rest Your Head
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
I Wonder As I Wander
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
What Songs Were Sung
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
Gambler, Don't You Lose Your Place
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
The Robin and the Thorn
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

John Jacob Niles, composer
When I Get Up Into Heaven
Hope Koehler, soprano, James Douglass, piano

Review:
"Koehler has an attractive voice whose purity seems perfect for this repertoire" (Fanfare)