Americana Motel

Americana Motel

     
 
The roots rock orbit is how this CD collection revolves and there are some really solid tracks included. Others settle to the level of effective bar band music, which seems to be a watering hole for most of this type of material in one way or another. Arlington, VA's Karl Straub is present not only on a solo track but as leader of the

Overview

The roots rock orbit is how this CD collection revolves and there are some really solid tracks included. Others settle to the level of effective bar band music, which seems to be a watering hole for most of this type of material in one way or another. Arlington, VA's Karl Straub is present not only on a solo track but as leader of the Graverobbers, lending a nice vocal touch as well as some well-defined string bending. That is far from the end of his appearances on the disc, as he also shows up in the membership of some of the other featured bands, and authors several of the other songs. These contributions and the presence of several other musicians in different roles on the record help lend a sense of continuity to the proceedings, no small feat when it comes to a compilation. "My Sally" brings in the bluegrass pros including Mike Auldridge on dobro and Jim Gaudreau on mandolin. This is followed by a fine cover choice, none other than a Delmore Brothers tune, "Field Hand Man," which no doubt inspired the name of the band that recorded it, the Field Hands. Electric guitarist Bill Kirchen, slide guitarist Jeff Lang, and singers Maura Kennedy and Lisa Moscatiello are among the many talented performers featured. The Tom Clifford cover of an Evan Johns song is a nice touch. Everybody involved seems to join in for the finale.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
BAY GUMBO
UPC:
0791022173925
catalogNumber:
1023

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Auldridge   Dobro
John Starling   Vocals
Bill Kirchen   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Peter Bonta   Piano
Tom Clifford   Track Performer
Jimmy Gaudreau   Mandolin
Dave Giegerich   Steel Guitar
Tommy Hannum   Pedal Steel Guitar
Ben Holmes   Drums
Derek Huston   Tenor Saxophone
Pete Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Lisa Moscatiello   Vocals
John Previti   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Mookie Siegel   Hammond Organ
Robert Spates   Violin
Doug Derryberry   Acoustic Guitar
Alan MacEwen   Acoustic Guitar,Trumpet,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Jack O'Dell   Drums,Vocals
Chris Watling   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Williams   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Maura Kennedy   Vocals
Kennedys   Track Performer
Jake Flack   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Louise Kirchen   Vocals
Ruth Logsdon   Vocal Harmony
Graverobbers   Track Performer
Jim Gray   Electric Bass
Grandsons   Track Performer
Last Train Home   Track Performer
Jeff Lang   Slide Guitar
Melinda Root   Background Vocals
Fannie Zollicoffer   Background Vocals
Mark Noone   Ukulele,Vocals
Scott McKnight   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Tremolo),Guitar (Baritone)
Eric Brace   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dave Chappell   Electric Guitar
James Key   Mandolin
Moe Nelson   Harmonica,Ukulele,Acoustic Bass
Antoine Sanfuentes   Drums
Karl Straub   Acoustic Guitar,Kazoo,Vocals,Slide Whistle,Guitar (Nylon String)
Janine Wilson   Background Vocals
Enderson   Piano
Alan Brace   Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Martin Lynds   Percussion,Drums
Little Pink   Track Performer
Jay Jenc   Vocals
Steve McCormick   Guitar (Baritone)
Tony Flagg   Acoustic Bass
Peter Fox   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Hammond Organ,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Glen D. Hardin   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Karl Straub   Sound Effects,Drum Effects
Peter Fox   Sound Effects,Producer,Engineer

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