SpareTime Bluegrass Band

We're having a good time....

 

The SpareTime Recordings

To order, send $15 per CD (or $20 for 2 CDs) to:
SpareTime BGB
c/o Bob Batyko
5014 LaCrosse Ln
Madison, WI 53705

Stop Me If You've Heard This"

SpareTime - June 2007.   The album consists of live covers of country and rock tunes in the SpareTime bluegrass style.  Yes, Werewolves of London is on the CD.

Band MembersBobby Batyko Guitar & vocals; Lorie Docken Bass & no vocals; Jim Robarts Banjo & vocals; Scott Shank Resonator guitar & vocals; Dale Ward Mandolin & vocals.

"Bluegrass Matinee"  

Winner of the Madison Area Music Award (MAMA) for Country/Bluegrass Album of the year 2006.  Recorded in February 2006 at the Barrymore Theatre and March/April 2006 at Yard Dart Recording Concern, Madison, WI Earth. 

Band Members:  Bobby Batyko Guitar & vocals; Lorie Docken Bass & no vocals; Jim Robarts Banjo & vocals; Scott Shank Resonator guitar & vocals; Dale Ward Mandolin & vocals. 

 


MP3 Samples
Rising Waters (Robarts)
Jim lives on a continuously rising lake. He wrote this tune while
contemplating four inches of water on his porch.

Tell Me Something (Kreitzer)
Mark Kreitzer is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter
from the Twin Cities. He is a good friend of ours and plumbs the
depths of relationships in his music.

99 Years (Anderson)
Like trains, prisons pop up like mushrooms in bluegrass. Scott
found this in the “Whispering” Bill Anderson song bag.

"The SpareTime Bluegrass Band Live"

Recorded November 5, 1999 at the Barrymore Theatre. SpareTime was the opening act for Del McCoury.   This CD includes all the bad jokes...

Band Members: Jim Robarts Banjo & vocals, Bobby Steeno Mandolin & vocals, Bobby Batyko Guitar & vocals, Lisa Steeno Bass & vocals.

 

"The thing about it was ..."

Recorded at Smart Studio in Madison WI. July 7 & 8 1996

Band Members: Buck Bethel Banjo & vocals; Bobby Steeno Bass & vocals; Bobby Batyko Guitar & vocals; Scott Shank Dobro & vocals. 

The Spare Parts:  Jennifer Little Fiddle & vocals; Dave Carper Mandolin & vocals.

 

"Take a leap"

OUT OF PRINT

Live recording from September 10, 2000.  East Troy Bluegrass Fest

Band Members:  Jim Robarts Banjo & vocals; Bobby Steeno Mandolin & vocals; Bobby Batyko Guitar & vocals; Lisa Steeno Bass & vocals.

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