Back to the MAC

Back to the MAC

by IIIrd Tyme Out
     
 
Their second album in three years (even recorded at the same venue), IIIrd Tyme Out's follow-up to their wildly successful Live at the MAC exclusively contains the band's interpretations of other musicians' material, not too unusual in bluegrass but still a fine marker of the band's progress and

Overview

Their second album in three years (even recorded at the same venue), IIIrd Tyme Out's follow-up to their wildly successful Live at the MAC exclusively contains the band's interpretations of other musicians' material, not too unusual in bluegrass but still a fine marker of the band's progress and standing. The group's sound, as always, is undeniably smooth, especially for the charged version of the high, lonesome sound that they provide. It is evident in the band's solos, Wayne Benson's ridiculously fast mandolin run in Molly O'Day's "When My Time Comes To Go," for example. A good barometer for the group (or any group) is their rendition of the oft-performed gospel number "Drifting Too Far From the Shore." The band's harmonies are meticulously precise (they are the winners of the International Bluegrass Association's coveted Vocal Group award). Likewise, each element is a nearly perfect mix of energy and accuracy. There is hardly a ragged edge to be found on this disc. This is true, almost to a fault. The band's harmonies are so impassioned, though, that one forgets nearly as soon as the complaint begins to burble up.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2001
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661048720
catalogNumber:
610487
Rank:
257286

Tracks

  1. Come Back to Me in My Dreams
  2. Medals for Mothers
  3. "Good to Be Back at the Mac..."
  4. When My Time Comes to Go
  5. "Back Home We Have a Little Music Barn..."
  6. Drifting to Far from the Shore
  7. "Y'all Wanna Hear a Little Fiddle Playing?"
  8. Lost John
  9. Please Search Your Heart
  10. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
  11. The Old, Old House
  12. "One of the Greatest Mandolin Players in the Whole World Right Here..."
  13. East Tennessee Blues
  14. You Can Take Your Nine Pound Hammer
  15. "I'll Introduce You to the Guitar Player Right Now..."
  16. A Little Unfair
  17. I Hung My Head and Cried
  18. I'll Stay Around
  19. Why Did You Wonder?

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