- Artist: Dan Berggren
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/18/2007
'Jamcrackers', Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan are pleased to announce the release of their new CD titled 'Jamcreckers' . The CD features 16 songs and tunes many of which have become favorites at bands concerts across the country and feature the groups masterful harmonies and soulful arrangements. Some of the songs include, Crossing the Bar, Arnold the Armadillo, Nuns in Disguise, Power From Above, Plenty O Nothing, Harvest Hope, Simple Faith and many more. Several of the songs on the CD were recorded in sessions at St. William's on Long Point and Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake NY. JAMCRACKERS is a name, a job title reminiscent of Adirondack history. They were the river-drivers who broke up logjams with pike poles or, as a last resort, dynamite. They worked hard to find solutions, to get things rolling again, and it was a job that couldn't be done alone. Peggy Dan and Dan feel the same way about their music. Dan Berggren is recognized as one of the finest songwriters in the North East and has received both the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching and the New York State Outdoor Education Assoc. Art and Literature Award. Dan has released Six recordings of original songs ; Adirondack Green, Sitting in Your Kitchen, Mountain Air, Now Please Welcome, Cloud Splitter and Fresh Territory. Peggy Lynn is recognized nationwide as a singer who puts her soul into her voice, and a songwriter with a heartfelt message.Her work has been featured at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, and in 1996 Peggy was selected 'Adirondack Woman Of The Year'. She has released six recordings, Determination, Chameleon, Bio Songs, Earned These Lines, Close to the Sun and Cloudsplitter. Peggy recently co-authored a book about remarkable Adirondack women, titled ' Breaking Trail ', and has released a CD of songs she has written about these women titled ' Stand a Chance' . Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on Hammered Dulcimer and Flat Picking Guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. Dan has recorded five albums of original compositions, 'First Frost', 'Last of May', 'Seasons of Change', 'Trillium Lane' and 'Once in a Blue Moon' as well as three albums of traditional holiday music 'Christmas Morn', 'Winters Eve', and 'All Through The Night. Dan's CD, 'The Pieces of Our Life' original songs written with children, received a 1998 Parents Choice Award. Dan's dulcimer work can also be heard on Paul Simon's Grammy nominated CD 'Your The One' released in October of 2000. Dan also recently released Shenandoah Falls, original and traditional instrumental tunes.
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