99 Desires (2016)
In the autumn of 2015, with only a vintage reel-to-reel recording
set up and a couple of decent microphones, I holed up in my log cabin in Maine, and
proceeded to lay down the tracks for what would become this album. Using a spinet
Cable-Nelson piano (on indefinite loan from an old friend), my grandfather’s 1925 Martin
guitar, a fretless banjo, and a borrowed accordion, I went about recording these tunes, in as
simple and spare a manner as possible. Features the harmony vocals of Ashley Storrow. Includes
the songs: “All in Good Time,” “If I Had a Time Machine” “Let’s Give a Damn,” and “Gotta Go
Where the Love Is.” Listen

The Swamp Brothers: The Tennessee Sessions
After three weeks swapping songs till 4 a.m. in Putnam's log cabin, the Swamp Brothers
(aka Putnam Smith, Steven Bacon, and Nate Spencer), were formed.  With three part
harmonies and acoustic Americana instrumentation (guitar, banjo, mandolin), the Swamp
Brothers is an acoustic trio of songwriters, blending lyrical craft with a vintage sound. 
This album was recorded at Steven's place in Seymour, Tennessee, in the space of two days,
on a Tascam 388 analog reel to reel.  Features the songs "Food on the Table," "Troubleville,"
"Arkansas," and even a version of the old classic "Hard Times."  Listen
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Kitchen, Love... (2013)
Featuring the cello playing of Seth Yentes and April Reed-Cox, Erica Brown on fiddle,
upright bass, percussion, and a brass section! Vocal harmonies of Sorcha, Connor Garvey,
and Heather Styka. Includes the songs: "Cast Iron Pan," "Succotash," "The Stars Will Line
Up Someday,""Emily Dickinson," and many more!   Listen

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We Could Be Beekeepers
Featuring the Putnam Smith Trio: Seth Yentes on cello & Mariel Vandersteel on fiddle. Also
features vocal harmonies of Jenee Halstead and Connor Garvey. Went to #2 on the national
Folk DJ Charts (June, 2011). Song titles include "Arkansas," "The Birds Would Understand,"
"I Dream of Apple Orchards," and a couple traditional Appalachian tunes too.  Listen
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My 'break-out' album, making it onto 6 different 'Favorite albums of 2009" lists. Features
Seth Yentes on cello, vocal harmonies of Sorcha, upright bass of Adam Frederick, and
percussion of Zak Trojano. Songs include: "Full Moon, Baby," "Lawnmower Repair,"
"Goldrush," "i think it's almost summertime," "Wouldn't Need this Whiskey," and many
more!   More
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this blue
My first studio album , which I like to describe as "red wine melancholy." Kind of Iron & Wine meets Ben Folds with an Appalachian groove. Recorded in San Antonia, TX, features Seth Yentes on cello; also featuring fiddle, pedal steel, and Sarah Jessop singing harmony vocals. Songs include: "Reese Witherspoon is his Queen," "Settle Down with Me," "Hummingbird Song" and "Not Why I'm Blue."
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