Beauty of the Rain (2003)
Dar Williams' fifth album THE BEAUTY OF THE RAIN finds the singer-songwriter getting around the loneliness of being "a girl with a guitar" and chronicling her move from New York City to Massachusetts by breaking out her little black book ...
Live in Cape Breton (2002)
If you've been wondering what the big fuss is about Cape Breton fiddler Natalie McMaster, it may be because you haven't had the chance to see her perform live. This two-disc set doesn't provide quite the same experience as one ...
In Good Company (2006)
The master mandolinist Jimmy Gaudreau has been performing since 1969. Here he offers a retrospective of his bluegrass music career, featuring a variety of previously unreleased tracks recorded over three decades with some of the preeminent musicians of the genre, ...
What Did He Say? (1997)
A superb, varied, playfully crafted disc, and an absolutely stunning effort that surpasses expectations. The music varies from funk and rap to a fantastic version of John Coltrane's "Naima," to a beautiful, very different -- yet quite recognizable without being ...
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Live at the Quick (2002)
Additional personnel includes: Congar Ol'Ondar (throat singing); Paul McCandless (sopranino saxophone, soprano saxophone, oboe, English horn);
Paul Hanson (bassoon); Andy Narell (keyboards, steel pans); Sandip Burman (tabla).
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones bring sophistication to the hard-to-define genre of jam-band music. While ...
Summer Solstice (1995)
Summer Solstice found Slavek Hanzlik coming into his own, developing a provocative fusion of bluegrass, folk, jazz, country and contemporary instrumental. Hanzlik is a graceful, subtle guitarist and a skillful composer, creating a music that has deep roots but sounds ...
Brazil: Duets (1996)
Track Listing: Um a Zero; Fla-Flu; Diablo Suelto, El; Luis Americano Na P.R.E. 3; Karate; Naquele Tempo; Indifference; Descendo a Serra; De Coracao a Coracao; Um Chorinho Em Aldeia; Golden Eagle Hornpipe; Spock Na Scada; Gostosinho; Paz E Alegria No ...
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Best of New Grass Revival (1994)
The Best of New Grass Revival is a first-rate, 18-track collection of the band's output from the late '80s, when the lineup included innovative banjo player Béla Fleck. Among the highlights are "Unconditional Love," "Can't Stop Now," "Callin' Baton Rouge," ...
Riding the Midnight Train (1986)
This bluegrass album has Nashville super-pickers Sam Bush, Mark O'Connor, and Bela Fleck. These are the last recordings of Merle Watson. ~ Mark A. Humphrey
Audio Remixers: T. Michael Coleman; Barry Poss; Richard Adler .
Liner Note Author: Barry Poss.
Recording information: Studio ...
Traveler arrives like some horseman from the dusty past. His news is blunt, if not apocalyptic, with warnings that the future promises only "rotting flesh and broken bone." His chaps are stained with blood shed during the Civil War, and ...
Another Day (2003)
Solas have a vision that extends past the lexicon of traditional Celtic music. They've covered musical ground that similar groups often overlook, mining the rich catalogues of past and present songwriters like Tom Waits, Nick Drake, and Peggy Seeger, as ...
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Rocket Science (2011)
One would be forgiven for thinking that the reunion of the Flecktones' original lineup for Rocket Science was a nostalgic one, but that's not what happened. Howard Levy left the band back in 1992, leaving Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, and ...
There are lots of awful musical genre designations out there, but surely "Chinagrass" is one of the worst. It's probably an inevitable one, though, since it refers to a strange blend of traditional Chinese and Kazakh folk music with strains ...
Words That Remain (1998)
The third album from the dynamic contemporary Celtic-folk band Solas is very consistent stylistically with their first two efforts, peppering traditional Irish folk songs, jigs, and reels with less conventional instrumentation. But if The Words That Remain sticks closely to ...
Portugese-Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado's 2000 debut album, WHOA NELLY!, hit like a bolt out of the blue, its single "I'm Like a Bird" becoming a runaway smash. On the follow-up, FOLKLORE, she asserts her staying power straight out of the ...
Echoes of a Note (A Tribute to Louis "Pops" Armstrong) (1993)
Digitally remastered by JVC using XRCD (extended resolution compact disc).
Extended resolution CD; Okoshi is joined by Gil Goldstein, Bela Fleck & Mike Stern to pay homage to musical genius Louis Armstrong. (Previously deleted:11/1/05. Original release date:12/3/99)
Recorded at The Power ...
Bilbao 00:00h (1999)
This beautiful double album is a tribute to the city of Kepa Junkera's youth, Bilbao. Mixing traditional and contemporary elements and featuring a truly stellar international cast of musicians (including Bela Fleck, Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains, Fain Dueńas of ...
Doin' My Time (1997)
Aubrey Haynie's debut, recorded at the ripe old age of 23, is a tour de force in bluegrass, country, and Western swing instrumentals. Taking the title track from Haynie's version of the Flatt & Scruggs classic, Doin' My Time never ...
While Natalie MacMaster has carved out her reputation mining Cape Breton fiddle traditions, Blueprint finds her combining her forceful style with contemporary acoustic music. This merging of genres takes place on a couple of levels. "A Blast," "Appropriate Dipstick," and ...
Glamour & Grits (1996)
Rumor has it that Sam Bush and his longtime compatriot in New Grass Revival, bassist/vocalist John Cowan, occasionally turn up at Nashville's Station Inn under the moniker Twograss Revival. If so, chances are good the collaboration sounds a little like ...
Dawg Duos (1999)
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
DAWG DUOS is a delightful assortment of specially recorded duets between mandolin master David Grisman (nicknamed "Dawg") and some of his most talented acoustic music compatriots. As Grisman puts it in his ...
Piece of Cake (1999)
Member Of Druha Trava;Guests- Bela Fleck,Peter Rowan,Davy Sp
Recording information: Propast (11/1996-04/1998); SONO (11/1996-04/1998); V' Zlín Studio (11/1996-04/1998).
Photographers: Ivo Viktorín; Rick Gardner.
Personnel includes: Lubos Malina (vocals, banjo, arconjo); Martin Ledvina (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin); Lubos Novotny (vocal, dobro, lap steel guitar); ...
Steppin' In The Boiler House (2006)
Listening to banjo player Mark Schatz cut loose on "Big Root," it's easy to imagine he learned the song from some old-time banjo player years ago. It's a surprise, then, to learn that Schatz wrote this -- and most of ...
Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions (2002)
This a companion disc to an earlier release of 2002, THE WIDE WORLD OVER, celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Chieftains.
Additional personnel includes: Buddy & Julie Miller, Earl Scruggs, Martina McBride, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Bela Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, Patty ...
Keller Williams has built his reputation as a one-man band, but also as an equally prolific and eclectic recording artist. So, it's no surprise that he would want to stand his self-defined image on its ear with this long-in-the making ...