Recordings available from Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke! ...


Lumpy's CD, Acoustic Hotel - Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar, Surf, Rock, Classic Pop
Craig Lemke and Heather Larsen - Sexy torch jazz and archtop guitar
Lumpy's CD, Tarantula - Naked Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar, Standard and Altered Tunings - Includes STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN!

Acoustic Hotel, released January 17, 2003


...is fifteen songs, seven vocals and eight
instrumentals, that showcase Lumpy playing in a
style that defies genre definition.

Cumulus 19 (2:02)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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"Clean arrangement and playing.
I think this one swings nicely...
I liked your use of space in the arrangement."

al@alsato.com

Cardboard Boxes (3:17)
Loudon Wainwright III

Bigger Situation (7:21)
Leo Kottke

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"...Thumpin' fingerstyle guitar meditation complete
with How'dHeDoTHAT? sections,
eloquent bass lines,
graceful slidings about on the upper end and
curt staccato. Perfect for headphones
on a bicycle ride. Dramatic!"

- squamhobete@aol.com

Baby Now That I've Found You (2:49)
Macaulay - Macleod

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Sleepwalk (2:12)
Santo/Johnny/Ann Farina

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Career Moves (3:22)
Loudon Wainwright III

Eight Miles Max (2:13)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

Dancin' in the Moonlight (2:10)
Sherman Kelly

Snorkel (4:16)
Leo Kottke

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"...Lumpy's playing on Snorkel in particular
is bright and cheerful and elegant all at once:
superior technical proficiency. What a great talent,
indeed. I enjoyed listening to all of his songs."

- inyo1@netscape.net

Walk Don't Run (1:34)
Johnny Smith

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Your Mother and I (2:21)
Loudon Wainwright III

Linus and Lucy (4:04)
Vince Guaraldi

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"...Linus and Lucy is very well played. Skilled.
Nice touch. There's a section played in harmonics
that's great. A stand-out track for sure."

- jsherman@lorainccc.edu

Nice Guys (2:56)
Loudon Wainwright III

Anji (2:06)
Davy Graham

Hard Day on the Planet (4:16)
Loudon Wainwright III

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"...Nice little album -- I'm glad I grabbed a copy.
I'd put you in my top ten, right next to Zappa and
Loudon Wainwright."
- sirwill1@netaxs.com

"I have to tell ya' been listening to your cd,
probably everyday.
And I am enjoyin' the hell out of it."
- dbriar@mcmo.net

"Let me just say that I *like* it.
And my wife, who often just goes "m-m-mhm"
when I mention who's playing on the system, said,
'This is very nice--who is it?'
May not sound like much, Lumpy, but believe me--
it's high praise indeed!"
- skiefer@yahoo.com

"The warmth and clarity of your Lowden
and your razor sharp fingerstyle playing
was a treat. It really sounds great Lumpy.
It's obvious that you are a seasoned
professional musician."
- GRoberts@spartacom.com


Sexy Torch Vocals, Archtop Jazz Guitar!

The Craig and Heather CD, is the culmination of a
one year vocal teaching project.
Heather Larsen came to me with a bit of
background in opera and felt like
she was doing a good job learning from
"the fat lady". But she just
didn't dig opera. She wanted to learn to
sing pop music. We actually started in 2004
but were interrupted by Heather's
Army National Guard unit getting sent to Iraq.
So a nearly 3 year break in her lessons took place.
We started up again in 2007, and just less than
one year later, we produced this CD as an
example of what we had achieved.

We're both pleased with the results!

Heather's voice, my jazz guitar.
I wrote the arrangements
and engineered the recording.
It is recorded as if live. Vocals and guitar
were recorded all at once. There were no overdubs,
no punches, no studio tricks.
What you hear on the CD
is an honest representation of what you would
hear if you were in the audience at our concert.

Better Than Anything (2:07)
Wheat, Loughborough

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Time After Time (3:19)
Lauper, Hyman, Cahn

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Lydia, The Tattooed Lady (2:59)
Harburg, Arlen

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Will You Still Love Me, Tomorrow (3:22)
King, Goffin

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Blue Bayou (2:57)
Orbison, Melson

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I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open (3:17)
Flatt

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Downtown (2:37)
Hatch

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Baby, Now That I've Found You (2:22)
Macaulay, Macleod

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When You Say Nothing At All (2:14)
Overstreet, Schlitz

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One Note Samba (1:27)
Mendonca, Jobim

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On And On (2:37)
Bishop

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Fever (3:34)
Cooley, Davenport

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"Excellent performances, blended wonderfully
Evokes a mood both mellow and crisp,
vibrantly alilve, serenely energizing. Outstanding!"

Patrick - Phoenix Arizona
Tarantula - No Overdubs, No Effects, Just Naked Acoustic Guitar!
...is fourteen instrumental songs, all recorded
perfectly flat. No tone equilization, no reverb,
no compression or chorus.
No overdubs. No corrections. Recorded in
one sitting.
Just as if you were in the front row of my live show!

Tina's Hard Drive (2:44)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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Inspired by Tina, my childhood friend,
who continues to make the hard drive
to see my concerts, everytime I play LA.

Dental Thing (4:10)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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More soothing than a root canal!

Highlander Gearbox (3:41)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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Inspired by my friends at The Highlander bike shop
in Russellville Arkansas.
Music to change gears by!

The Rain Song (3:37)
Jimmy Page/Robert Plant

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A beautiful Led Zeppelin song
that I knew very little about,
until my student, Ryan, brought it to my ears.
Thanks Ryan!

Because Dogs Look Funny
When They Swim
(2:38)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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Inspired by the dog paddling and the
goofy facial expressions
of the greatest swimming coyote/shepard cross
that ever lived,
Schatz.

Man In The Mirror (3:11)
Glen Ballard/Siedah Garrett

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The Michael Jackson tune,
done, oddly enough,
on acoustic guitar!

Righty Tighty, Lefty Lucy (3:26)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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Men know what this means. It's genetic.

Been Here Before (4:06)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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Every song ever written,
played inside out and backwards.

Fast Thing (2:08)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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This one is, uh...
...fast!

Here, There & Everywhere (2:06)
John Lennon/Paul McCartney

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This guy's in love..:-)

Recumulated (3:15)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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A new arrangement of my original title, Cumulus 19.
You've heard pieces of this tune
on radio and television.

Too Fast (2:56)
Leo Kottke

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Leo Kottke tunes always fascinate me
playing or listening to them. I don't think he'll
ever forgive me for hiring him in 1975 to play an
outdoor Banjo, Fiddle & Guitar Festival
at 4pm in the hot SoCal sun!

Stairway to Heaven (6:00)
Jimmy Page/Robert Plant

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Yes, THE Stairway to Heaven. You've heard it,
you can probably play it.
But perhaps not exactly like this..;-)

Nighty Night (3:08)
Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

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A lullabye for Donna, the world's lightest
and most beautiful sleeper.



Acoustic Hotel!
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"Acoustic Hotel"
for $10.00
Craig and Heather Jazz Vocal Standards
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"Craig and Heather"
for $10.00
Tarantula! - Naked Acoustic Guitar
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"Tarantula"
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