Barnum & Billy Circus

by Bill "Binomial" Schachter, Ansel Barnum

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These are a sample of songs done with the ever witty, playful, and tender Bill "Binomial" Schachter--aka, Billy when paired with Barnum.


released November 14, 2012

Ansel Barnum (harmonica), Bill "Binomial" Schachter (vox/guitar)



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Ansel Barnum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ansel plays a common instrument with uncommon finesse. Breaking with conventions and constraints, he makes the humble folk harmonica reach an expressive depth beyond its familiar style. His melodic versatility and vivid tone give this child's "toy" a mature, compelling voice that he has taken across diverse musical borders to show how underestimated the little (and belittled) instrument really is. ... more

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