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L.A.-based alternative country Americana duo Big Harp are comprised of husband and wife Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin. Both had been active in bands on the Omaha indie scene -- Senseney as part of the group Art in Manila while Drootin performed with the Good Life, Bright Eyes, Azure Ray, She & Him, and others -- when they met, fell in love, and began raising a family. Music was never far from the center of things, though, and the pair recorded a debut album, White Hat, with Rilo Kiley's Pierre de Reeder, over a three-day stint in L.A. The album appeared in the fall of 2011 from Saddle Creek Records and was critically lauded for its low-key, intimate approach and poignant songwriting. While in the middle of touring, the band cut its second record, Chain Letters, which evidenced a more electric, ragged sound that stood in sharp contrast to the more pastoral leanings of their debut. The set was released in January of 2013.
Big Harp is a medium easy game of solitaire played with 104 playing cards. It has one more stack than double Klondike, which makes the game easier. This game is called "Die Pyramide" in Germany (Rudolf Heinrich, 1976), however this name is already taken in English for Pyramid (solitaire).
Use two decks of cards. Shuffle them and deal 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0 hidden cards on the 10 cascades. Now add one row of open cards and you are ready to go.
Try to build ascending from the aces on the 8 foundations and use the Klondike red on black alternating color rule to build cascades. If stuck, draw card by card from the stock to the waste. The game allows you to recycle the waste stack exactly one time. Empty cascades can accept any card (easy variation) or only kings (harder variation).