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Few Words: The Best of the Originals
     

A Few Words: The Best of the Originals

by Chris Jones
 
While bluegrass fans have often divided themselves between those who like the traditional and those who like the progressive strands of the music, contemporary bluegrass strikes a compromise. While the acoustic backdrop of contemporary bluegrass sounds pretty traditional, the vocals eschew the high, lonesome tenor of Bill Monroe for a more

Overview

While bluegrass fans have often divided themselves between those who like the traditional and those who like the progressive strands of the music, contemporary bluegrass strikes a compromise. While the acoustic backdrop of contemporary bluegrass sounds pretty traditional, the vocals eschew the high, lonesome tenor of Bill Monroe for a more commercial, countrified sound. Chris Jones stands at the forefront of the contemporary scene. While he's mostly known for his deep, expressive vocals, he's also a good songwriter and a fine flatpicker. A Few Words: The Best of the Originals collects Jones' work from a number of group and solo projects over the past seven years. He's joined a cadre of well-known players, from vocalist Sally Jones to dobroist Rob Ickes to fiddler Ron Stewart. Familiar fare like "Dark Wind of Missouri" and "Bridge to Portsmouth" sits comfortably beside new songs like "Too Far Down the Road" and the title cut. One also wouldn't want to miss "Wit's End," a lovely instrumental that rolls along like a drive in the country on a warm summer afternoon. A Few Words collects 16 of Jones' self-penned and co-penned songs, making a strong case for his skills as a songwriter. The collection also offers an excellent introduction to anyone unfamiliar with Jones' music, meaning anyone who hasn't been listening to bluegrass radio during the past few years.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
Label:
Rebel Records
UPC:
0032511112927
catalogNumber:
111129

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Performance Credits

Chris Jones   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Michael Harris   Bass,Tenor (Vocal)
Mike Compton   Guitar (Tenor)
Barry Bales   Bass
Ron Block   Banjo,Rhythm Guitar,Tenor (Vocal)
Luke Bulla   Fiddle
Brad Davis   Guitar
Rob Ickes   Dobro,Guitar
Paul Kramer   Mandolin
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Dan Tyminski   Mandolin
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Wayne Benson   Mandolin
Douglas Knecht   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal)
Darrin Vincent   Bass,Tenor (Vocal)
Paul Brewster   Tenor (Vocal)
Ron Stewart   Fiddle
Mark "Markie" Sanders   Bass
Sally Jones   Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
David Talbot   Banjo
Kristin Scott Benson   Banjo
Jesse Brock   Mandolin
Casey Driessen   Fiddle
Bobby Henderson   Baritone (Vocal)
Irl Hees   Bass

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Engineer
Richard Adler   Engineer
Chris Jones   Producer
Ronnie Light   Engineer
Tim Stafford   Producer
Brent Truitt   Engineer
Darrin Vincent   Producer
David Royko   Liner Notes

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