BN.com Gift Guide

Calling Me Home (Alice Gerrard)

This CD is Not Available through BN.com

More About This Product

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/6/2002
  • Label: Copper Creek
  • UPC: 722321022522
  • Catalog Number: 225

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alice shows the passionate beauty of our folk tradition

    Playing Time – 51:19 Alice Gerrard has assembled a supporting cast of nearly 20 old-time and bluegrass musicians to assist her with first solo album in almost a decade. Brad Leftwich and Alice open the project with a duet, “Calling Me Home.” Jody Stecher, Tom Sauber, Kate Brislin, Steven Strauss, and Eric and Suzy Thompson are in on the second track, “Farewell My Home.” I believe that liner notes are in error, and Tom Sauber should’ve been credited with playing banjo on a traditional song he arranged, “Girl of Constant Sorrow.” Alice Gerrard’s parents were classically-trained musicians, and she studied piano while growing up. Her first exposure to folk music was at Antioch College in Ohio. In Washington, D.C. Gerrard hung out at the Famous Restaurant and met many musicians like Mike Seeger who introduced her to West Virginian Hazel Dickens who also shared her love for traditional American music. Their influential recording together began with their debut project called “Who's That Knocking” (1965) and recorded for $75 at the First Unitarian Church in Washington (with David Grisman, Lamar Grier, Chubby Wise and Billy Baker). Their second album, “Won't You Come and Sing?” was also recorded in 1965 but wasn’t released until 1973. “Get Acquainted Waltz” was released in 1975 and featured accompaniment by Mike Seeger and Tracy Schwartz. Gerrard subsequently recorded two albums with Seeger – “Mike and Alice Seeger in Concert” (1970) and “Mike Seeger and Alice Gerrard” (1980). Her solo debut “Pieces of My Heart” came out in 1994. Since 1987, Gerrard has published The Old Time Herald, a quarterly magazine devoted to the preservation of old-timey music. On “Calling Me Home: Songs of Love and Loss,” Alice draws material from Jean Ritchie, The Louvin Brothers, Bill Monroe, Tony Ellis and Emily Kaitz. Nearly half of the album is her own original material, and she has a knack for writing and reflecting about sad and lonely times. Her affinity for the mournful and melancholy is just a reaffirmation of her great love for the traditional music canon which is large…and lonesome. Her plaintive presentation is free of frills, and that is the passionate beauty of our folk tradition and Alice Gerrard’s music. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews