Chris Hillman Tribute Concerts

Chris Hillman Tribute Concerts

by The Coal Porters
     
 

Given his enthusiasm for both the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, it's no wonder that author and musician Sid Griffin is a big fan of Chris Hillman, who was a major figure in both groups; Hillman was also the leader of the Desert Rose Band and is a superb bluegrass instrumentalist, not to mention a sideman who's worked with moreSee more details below

Overview

Given his enthusiasm for both the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, it's no wonder that author and musician Sid Griffin is a big fan of Chris Hillman, who was a major figure in both groups; Hillman was also the leader of the Desert Rose Band and is a superb bluegrass instrumentalist, not to mention a sideman who's worked with more fine musicians than you can shake a stick at. Given his background, it wouldn't be hard at all to put together an album's worth of great tunes Mr. Hillman has been involved with in some way, and Sid Griffin has capably proved it with this disc, which compiles performances from several Hillman tribute concerts Griffin has staged (he traditionally plays one every year on Hillman's birthday). The Chris Hillman Tribute Concerts features Griffin and the latest lineup of his band the Coal Porters playing in acoustic, bluegrass-influenced style, and given Hillman's sympathies for acoustic music, it makes sense that these songs all work quite well in that format, even the one that was originally written and performed by electric rock bands ("Draft Morning" and "Time Between," both written by Hillman during his tenure in the Byrds, sound especially strong in this context). And if the bluegrass edition of the Coal Porters isn't quite up to the level of, say, the Del McCoury Band, they play with a skill and conviction that outstrips the vast majority of rock bands who've decided to pick up acoustic instruments, and the arrangements at once honor their sources and put a distinctive spin on the Porters' approach. The Chris Hillman Tribute Concerts is a thoroughly enjoyable disc that presents 17 great songs played with heart, soul, and skill; it's a fan's gesture in the best sense of the word.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2001
Label:
Prima
UPC:
0793962000132
catalogNumber:
13
Rank:
220639

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coal Porters   Primary Artist
Sid Griffin   Mandolin,Vocals
Bob Loveday   Fiddle
Dave Woodhead   Penny Whistle
Rory McFarlane   Double Bass
Pat McGarvey   Banjo,Vocals
Toby Holdsworth   Mandolin

Technical Credits

Chris Hillman   Arranger,Composer
Dan Reed   House Sound
Sid Griffin   Producer
Roger McGuinn   Arranger
Grant Showbiz   House Sound
Steve Hill   Composer
Leonard Brown   Engineer
Peter Beck   House Sound
Kevin Stokes   Engineer
Paul Lemon   Logo
Leo Brown   Engineer

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