Empty Old Mailbox

Empty Old Mailbox

by Don Rigsby
     
 

Assembling a group of tremendous musicians to play on Empty Old Mailbox -- including his old boss, J.D. Crowe; Lonesome River Band mate Sammy Shelor; and dobro master Jerry Douglas -- Don Rigsby has putSee more details below

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Assembling a group of tremendous musicians to play on Empty Old Mailbox -- including his old boss, J.D. Crowe; Lonesome River Band mate Sammy Shelor; and dobro master Jerry Douglas -- Don Rigsby has put together a solid solo album that showcases his daunting tenor. He does a wonderful turn through the title track, written by Tom T. Hall and his wife, Dixie, and the barnstormer "Louise," which was penned by the dependable Paul Craft. He also wraps his pipes around a relatively peppy version of John Hartford's "Here I Am in Love Again." Nevertheless, "If I'd Had a Mother Like You" is a bit of a misstep here, representing the kind of newgrass pap that could find its way into the mainstream country arena. "Dust to Dust" is similarly saccharine, and free as it is from any bluegrass influence, it's much less discreet in its Nashville aspirations. Overall, however, this is a strong format for Rigsby's singing and there are plenty of gems here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2000
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891391526
catalogNumber:
3915
Rank:
177809

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Rigsby   Primary Artist,Mandolin
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Larry Sparks   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Brewster   Percussion
J.D. Crowe   Banjo
Stuart Duncan   Claw Hammer Banjo
Carl Jackson   Banjo,Guitar,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Gordon Kennedy   Baritone (Vocal)
Gene Libbea   Acoustic Bass
Sammy Shelor   Banjo
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Guitar,Electric Bass
Tim Stafford   Guitar
Ben Isaacs   Acoustic Bass
Tim Surrett   Baritone (Vocal)
Sonya Isaacs   Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle
Garnet Imes   Tenor (Vocal)
Ron Stewart   Banjo

Technical Credits

Richie Biggs   Engineer
Larry Hanson   Engineer
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Producer
Don Rigsby   Producer
Wesley Easter   Engineer
Mark "Brink" Brinkman   Composer
Bo Jamison   Composer

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