All Over Creation

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Two years ago, Jason Ringenberg went introspective and acoustic on A Pocketful of Soul. On All Over Creation, however, he's sounding more like the alt-country pioneer of yore, landing somewhere between southern honky-tonk and Bakersfield and bringing on some credible duet partners to help him tell tales that are by turns fantastical, fanciful, or epic in scope. The rip-roaring opener, "Honky Tonk Maniac from Mars," with Hamell on Trial, is the finest blast of rockin' sci-fi since Billy Lee Riley's "Flying Saucers Rock & Roll." At the other end of the scale is the rustic "Bible and a Gun," bolstered by insistent banjo and fiddle solos and vocals from Steve Earle, who ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Two years ago, Jason Ringenberg went introspective and acoustic on A Pocketful of Soul. On All Over Creation, however, he's sounding more like the alt-country pioneer of yore, landing somewhere between southern honky-tonk and Bakersfield and bringing on some credible duet partners to help him tell tales that are by turns fantastical, fanciful, or epic in scope. The rip-roaring opener, "Honky Tonk Maniac from Mars," with Hamell on Trial, is the finest blast of rockin' sci-fi since Billy Lee Riley's "Flying Saucers Rock & Roll." At the other end of the scale is the rustic "Bible and a Gun," bolstered by insistent banjo and fiddle solos and vocals from Steve Earle, who sings a gritty, foreboding verse that helps flesh out this majestic ballad about a mysterious stranger roaming the country in the days before the Emancipation Proclamation and exacting his own form of rough justice. Newcomer Todd Snider joins Ringenberg on the rousing choruses of "James Dean's Car," a no-holds-barred rocker driven by a propulsive horn section, and BR5-49 offer up an infectious shuffle rhythm for Ringenberg's take on Loretta Lynn's no-nonsense country classic "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' With Lovin' on Your Mind." Paul Burch, Tommy Womack, Swan Dive, the Wildhearts, Lambchop, and Kristi Rose & Fats Kaplin who steal the show with two terrific performances further assist Ringenberg on this boisterously creative effort.
All Music Guide - Mark Deming
In his liner notes to All Over Creation, Jason Ringenberg writes that touring as a solo act behind A Pocketful of Soul caused him to spend a lot more time jamming with other musicians in his off hours than he ever had before, which led to this album, which finds him sharing each track with a different act except for Kristi Rose and Fats Kaplin, who pop up twice. While A Pocketful of Soul focused on the traditional country side of Ringenberg's musical personality, All Over Creation is, well, all over the place, spinning between frantic rockabilly "Honky Tonk Maniac From Mars" with Hamell on Trial, old-school country a gender-reversed "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' [With Lovin' on Your Mind]" cut with BR5-49, balls-out rock & roll the Wildhearts sit in on "One Less Heartache", and subtle acoustic ballads "I Dreamed My Baby Came Home," with Rose and Kaplan. If All Over Creation lacks the tighter focus of A Pocketful of Soul, its eclecticism certainly mirrors the embrace of country and rock in all their forms that fueled Ringenberg's music with Jason & the Scorchers, and there are more than a few truly stellar tracks here: a new version of "Bible and a Gun" featuring superb vocals from Steve Earle, a masterful tune about the Irish emigration; "Erin's Seed," recorded with Lambchop; a striking bluegrass version of the Gun Club's "Mother of Earth"; and a beautiful lament for the changing south and the ravages of time, "Last Train to Memphis." Despite the many talented guest stars on hand, this is Jason Ringenberg's show, and All Over Creation proves once again as both a singer and a tunesmith, he's a talent to be reckoned with. Great stuff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2002
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457203624
  • Catalog Number: 2036
  • Sales rank: 206,867

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Honky Tonk Maniac from Mars (3:18)
  2. 2 I Dreamed My Baby Came Home - Fats Kaplin (2:22)
  3. 3 Bible and a Gun (4:36)
  4. 4 Too High to See - Tommy Womack (4:48)
  5. 5 James Dean's Car (4:17)
  6. 6 Camille - Swan Dive (4:08)
  7. 7 One Less Heartache - The Wildhearts (3:47)
  8. 8 Mother of Earth - Fats Kaplin (2:36)
  9. 9 Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) - BR5-49 (2:32)
  10. 10 Sun Don't Shine - Paul Burch (3:05)
  11. 11 Erin's Seed - Lambchop (4:36)
  12. 12 Last Train to Memphis (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Ringenberg Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Kristi Rose Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Hamell on Trial Acoustic Guitar
Todd Snider Vocals
George Bradfute Track Performer
Molly Felder Vocals
Fenner Castner Drums
Roba Stanley Acoustic Guitar
Kurt Wagner Vibes
Fats Kaplin Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle
Gary Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Hawk Shaw Wilson Drums
Don Herron Fiddle, Steel Guitar
Tony Crow Juno
Mickey Grimm Drums, Tambourine
Paul Burch Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Standup Bass, Vocal Harmony
Tommy Womack Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Swan Dive Track Performer
Marc William Trovillion Bass
Scott C. Chase Blocks
Jack McDowell Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Jim DeMain Mastering
Frank Mitchell Paintings
Mark Nevers Producer, Engineer
Jason Ringenberg Sound Effects, Liner Notes
The Wildhearts Producer
Roger Tebbutt Engineer
Fats Kaplin Producer
Paul Burch Producer, Engineer
Keith G. Thompson Producer, Engineer
Charlie "Cada" Brooks Web Design
Mike Hodge Web Design
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