Don't Turn Your Back

Don't Turn Your Back

by Dale Ann Bradley
     
 
There was a time when an album like this would have been automatically branded "progressive" bluegrass, what with all the melodic banjo playing and the inclusion of songs by Fleetwood Mac ("Over My Head") and Tom Petty ("I Won't Back Down"). But Dale Ann Bradley makes even the most rockish source material sound

Overview

There was a time when an album like this would have been automatically branded "progressive" bluegrass, what with all the melodic banjo playing and the inclusion of songs by Fleetwood Mac ("Over My Head") and Tom Petty ("I Won't Back Down"). But Dale Ann Bradley makes even the most rockish source material sound like it was steeped in Appalachian spring water. And when she wraps her golden vocal cords around old-time material like the gospel evergreen "Heaven" (which features guest vocals by Darrin Vincent and Quicksilver alumnus Jamie Dailey) or the traditional "Blue Eyed Boy," she makes creaky old songs sound new. A couple of songs might take you aback with their subject matter: "Will I Be Good Enough" graphically captures both the joy and the terror of the first-time parent; "Music City Queen" is a Bradley original that addresses the perils of trying to make one's name in Nashville's notoriously cutthroat music scene; the Tom Petty cover is given a suitably defiant interpretation, and the title track seems almost mischievously ambiguous -- is it a plea or a subtle threat? Her accompanists are worth noting: it's always a pleasure to hear Alison Brown stretching out in a bluegrass context, and Stuart Duncan contributes not only his usual stellar fiddle playing but also some very nice clawhammer on "Blue Eyed Boy."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397451121
catalogNumber:
4511
Rank:
89830

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dale Ann Bradley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Alison Brown   Banjo,Guitar
Tim Laughlin   Mandolin
Claire Lynch   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Gena Britt   Banjo
Mike Bub   Bass
Stuart Duncan   Banjo,Fiddle
Deanie Richardson   Fiddle
Darrin Vincent   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Gulley   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jamie Dailey   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Tim Lauglin   Mandolin
Roscoe Morgan   Vocals

Technical Credits

Alison Brown   Producer
Anderson   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer
Christine McVie   Composer
Walt Aldridge   Composer
Dale Ann Bradley   Arranger,Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Louisa Branscomb   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Erick Jaskowiak   Engineer
Boyd McSpadden   Composer
Helen McSpadden   Composer

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