Faces

Faces

by Blueground Undergrass
     
 

The psychedelic flowers that light up the cover of Faces suggest the band's tongue-twisting name is purposeful: Blueground Undergrass easily converts into Bluegrass Underground. The name, in turn, suggests that the dozen songs and instrumentals that fill Faces aren't traditional bluegrass. If the name itself doesn'tSee more details below

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The psychedelic flowers that light up the cover of Faces suggest the band's tongue-twisting name is purposeful: Blueground Undergrass easily converts into Bluegrass Underground. The name, in turn, suggests that the dozen songs and instrumentals that fill Faces aren't traditional bluegrass. If the name itself doesn't convince the skeptic, a quick listen to the title track and "Dublin Blues" will. The title track really doesn't venture too far from bluegrass, though Matt Cowley's percussion lets the listener know that this isn't Bill Monroe. "Dublin Blues," on the other hand, qualifies as alternative country, with slashing slide guitar, fiddle, banjo, and drums creating a bigger sound. "Our Feet" abandons any pretense of roots altogether, alternating between funky guitar on the choruses and smooth trumpet on the mellower verses. This pastiche of styles could either be described as eclectic or scattered, though the sheer variety of styles precludes overall unity. Blueground Undergrass nonetheless fits comfortably in the String Cheese Incident school of bluegrass-jazz-folk, allowing each of the band's members to bring something different to the overall mix. For anyone who likes his or her bluegrass commingled with an adventurous spirit, Blueground Undergrass' Faces should fit the bill.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2006
Label:
Landslide
UPC:
0012886103324
catalogNumber:
1033
Rank:
299093

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blueground Undergrass   Primary Artist
David Blackmon   Fiddle,Mandolin,Hambone
Col. Bruce Hampton   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jimmy Herring   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jeff Mosier   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Spoons,5-string Banjo
Francisco Fattoruso   5-string Bass
Neal Fountain   Bass
Matt Cowley   Percussion,Drums
Ben Holst   Hammond Organ,Lap Steel Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Steve Abercrombie   Bass

Technical Credits

Guy Clark   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Bill Danoff   Composer
Rodney Mills   Mastering
Jeff Mosier   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Michael Rothschild   Executive Producer
Carter Stanley   Composer
Flournoy Holmes   Artwork
Matthew Williams   Composer
Ben Holst   Producer,Engineer

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