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Snow Angels (2007)
Track Listing: All I Ever Get for Christmas Is Blue; Darlin'; White Horse; Little Town; New Redemption Song; Goodbye Charles; Snowed in with You; North Pole Man; Here It Is; One Olive Jingle; Snow Angel; We're Gonna Pull Through;
This Side (2002)
This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
THIS SIDE won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
"Smoothie Song" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Soul legend Solomon Burke harbored a desire to sing country tunes ever since his early days at Atlantic, but the powers-that-be wouldn't let their golden goose take the gamble. Four decades down the line, he finally got the opportunity, and ...
Pickin' on Aerosmith (2000)
Pickin' on Aerosmith is a continuation of the quirky Pickin On tribute series from the CMH label that applies bluegrass instrumentation to classic rock tunes. Unfortunately, the music of Aerosmith doesn't translate well to bluegrass and songs like "Sweet Emotion," ...
Kathy Chiavola's international reputation as one of the most respected vocalists in bluegrass and acoustic music is secure. She's recorded with some of the world's outstanding musicians, including Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, Bill Monroe, Tony Rice, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, ...
Soul'd Out (1990)
SOUL'D OUT is a 1986 EP of R&B standards repackaged with five newly recorded covers.
Former New Grass Revival member John Cowan adds his own twist to some solid soul tunes. A strong vocalist with an amazing amount of control, Cowan ...
Steeped in Americana, West Coast outfit the Waybacks are able to meld Appalachian or mountain music with a summery "jam band" feeling for most of this record. Whether it is the somewhat catchy "City Boy," with its somewhat odd bridge, ...
Gentleman of Leisure (1999)
The legendary singer-songwriter is back with a new set of tunes, one that balances melancholy soul-searching with a country-tinged funk (in the 1970s/Little Feat/Elvin Bishop/The Band/Sly & The Family Stone sense). Winchester's subdued, rather purr-like voice is a nice contrast ...
||Over The Rhine|
Trumpet Child (2007)
Since the early 1990s, Ohio folk-rockers Over the Rhine have been turning out their idiosyncratic blend of singer-songwriter fare with jazzy, Rickie Lee Jones-ish touches and a dash of almost cabaret-like theatricality for a hardcore cult audience. THE TRUMPET CHILD ...
Before & After (2010)
With her rich alto voice and wise, meditative, and lyrically precise songwriting style, Carrie Newcomer has been going her own way along the contemporary music highway for a while now, and Before & After, her 12th album for Rounder Records, ...
Move On (1996)
Pricipally recorded at The Reflections, Nashville, Tennesee; Sounds Unreel, Memphis, Tennessee; Burns Station Sound and Grandpa's Farm, Burns, Tennessee; The Plant, Sausalito, California. Includes liner notes by Jim Ridley.
The third album in Tracy Nelson's '90s comeback, Move On finds her ...
Refuse to Be Afraid (2003)
Recording information: SOund Kitchen, Franklin, TN; Studio Smecky, Prague, Czech Republic; WindSong Studios, Hendersonville, TN.
Photographer: Dean Dixon .
Arranger: Wayne Haun.
Personnel: Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, banjo); Jeff King (electric guitar); Scott Sanders (dobro); Andy Leftwich (mandolin); Jim VanCleve (fiddle); Anthony ...
Chaos and Bright Lights (2007)
Recording information: Fool On The Hill Studios; Sound Stage, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Dean Tirkot.
Personnel: Nathan Chapman (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Bob Britt (electric guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Byron House (upright bass); Adam Anders (bass guitar); ...
Personnel: Brandon Rhyder (vocals, acoustic guitar); James Hertless (vocals, bass guitar); Charlie Richards (guitar, lap steel guitar); Radney Foster (acoustic guitar); Eric Borash, Bob Britt (electric guitar); Mike Daly (steel guitar); Ron D'Argenio (harmonica, accordion, keyboards); Ian Fitchuk, Phil Madeira ...
Broken Things (1999)
Julie Miller is a rarity among singer-songwriters. Her songs are eminently cover-able and have widely been afforded such treatment. But they are also so personal that they seem to be rolling out of her heart when she sings them. BROKEN ...
Pickin' on Billy Currington (2006)
Tributee: Billy Currington.
Personnel: Keith Sewell (acoustic guitar); Ned Luberecki (banjo); Jesse Cobb (mandolin); Byron House (upright bass); Jeff Servais (shaker).
Audio Mixer: Jeff Servais.
Recording information: House Of David, Nashville, TN (02/01/2006-02/02/2006).
Cruel Moon (1999)
Straddling the worlds of country and rock, CRUEL MOON has the best of both worlds. There's an earthy honesty to every performance, but the album also roars like a monster. Big, thick beats power the loud songs, while crystal-clear silence ...
Midnight and Lonesome (2002)
Buddy Miller's fourth solo release (fifth if you count 2001's collaboration with wife Julie Miller) slots comfortably into the established formula around which he's structured all of his albums. Lots of honky tonk infused into heartfelt ballads (Jesse Winchester's "A ...
Night the Cumberland Came Alive (2010)
After spending the `90s fronting the hard-rocking, hard-touring Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, Mike Farris has had a career and spiritual revival in the past few years. His recent albums have been invigorating blasts of gospel-fueled blues-rock. On The Night the Cumberland ...
||Steven Curtis Chapman|
All I Really Want for Christmas (2005)
With a seemingly endless stream of hit singles, gold albums, Grammys, and other awards under his belt, Steven Curtis Chapman was one of the most prominent figures in Christian music by the early 2000s. As a sort of companion album ...
Pickin' on U2: A Bluegrass Tribute (2001)
Tribute albums always have dodgy prospects about them, since it's quite rare to find another artist who can either capture what's worthwhile about a band or perform their music in significantly different ways. Given the contrast between U2's first decade ...
Welcome to the world of Butch Baldassari and John Carlini, a place where acoustic string virtuosity and wide-ranging musical influences merge and diverge to create haunting aural images at once familiar and brilliantly explorational. Imagine Bill Monroe's hardscrabble roadhouse mandolin ...
That Kind of Love
Recording information: Compass Sound Studio, Nashville, TN.
Author: Bruce Cockburn.
Photographer: Jenny Yates.
Personnel: Pierce Pettis (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica); Rob McNelley (electric guitar, slide guitar); Russ Pahl (electric guitar, pedal steel guitar); Bob McNelley (electric guitar); Stuart Duncan (banjo, fiddle); Andrea Zonn ...
Break Me Open (2006)
Track Listing: Back to the Mystery; Pothole Season; Honest Truth; Cold Cold Ground; Messy Thing; Barefoot in the Dew; Silver Creek; Love's Not Through with Me; Break Me Open; Box Elder; 21 Miles; So Here's to You;
Vespa Love Festival Sessions (2007)
Track Listing: Mystery Night; She Told Me She Loves Me; A Face in the Clouds; Can't Find My Way Home; As Far As I Can See; I See You Lookin'; Children's Waltz; A Million Miles Away; Across the Universe; Frangenti;