1973 The Hammered Dulcimer with Bill and Fennig's
All-Star String Band was recorded in the Spence family's
living room on a 2-track machine. Home-recorded, with
liner notes written by Bill, this first recording has
sold over 60,000 copies.
The Hammered Dulcimer marked
the beginning of Front Hall Records, which, during it’s
20-plus year existence recorded many popular folk artists,
including Bill Spence, Michael Cooney, Alistair Anderson,
Louis Killen, John McCutcheon, John Roberts and Tony
Barrand, Rick Lee, Lorraine Lee Hammond, and Walt Michael
For over 30 years ANDY'S FRONT HALL
has been a mail-order source of selected recordings,
books, instruments and accessories. We're located near
Albany, New York in a scenic, rural setting at the crossroads
between New York City, Boston, Buffalo, and Montreal.