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On his first solo release, Ron Block -- longtime guitarist of Alison Krauss & Union Station -- offers up a dozen original songs, rendered by himself as well as guest performers including Dan Tyminski (also of Union Station), Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, and Stuart Duncan.
All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
With readings of texts as diverse as The Matrix and Les Miserables, bluegrass musician Ron Block sets out to find the gospel in the modern world. His mournfully sweet voice is filled with assurance as he sings atop an all-star ensemble featuring himself, fiddler/vocalist sensation Alison Krauss, Dobro player Jerry Douglas, fiddler Stuart ...
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Editorial Reviews

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On his first solo release, Ron Block -- longtime guitarist of Alison Krauss & Union Station -- offers up a dozen original songs, rendered by himself as well as guest performers including Dan Tyminski (also of Union Station), Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, and Stuart Duncan.
All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
With readings of texts as diverse as The Matrix and Les Miserables, bluegrass musician Ron Block sets out to find the gospel in the modern world. His mournfully sweet voice is filled with assurance as he sings atop an all-star ensemble featuring himself, fiddler/vocalist sensation Alison Krauss, Dobro player Jerry Douglas, fiddler Stuart Duncan, and many others. The sound is a predictably traditional, non-experimental acoustic one, warmly produced and straight-ahead. Though the music is immaculately performed, there is still something missing. While there is passion, there is little energy. While there is happiness, there is little humor. Some of the lyrics will likely be harder for secular listeners to enjoy without feeling preached at. As such, the lilting instrumental "In Memory of Steve" might be the highlight for many. Also of note are Alison Krauss' stunning vocal contributions on "Your Heart Has Found a Home."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2001
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661047723
  • Catalog Number: 610477
  • Sales rank: 150,561

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Faraway Land - Sean Watkins (3:13)
  2. 2 He's Holding on to Me (2:57)
  3. 3 Your Heart Has Found a Home - Dan Tyminski (3:31)
  4. 4 Searching... - Dan Tyminski (3:26)
  5. 5 Is It Any Wonder? - Dan Tyminski (2:52)
  6. 6 Higher Than Man - Pat Bergeson (3:36)
  7. 7 Another Life I'm Living On - Sean Watkins (4:30)
  8. 8 In the Morning Light - Chris Thile (2:30)
  9. 9 Set Your Children Free - Pat Bergeson (3:31)
  10. 10 Donal's Lullaby - Dan Tyminski (3:56)
  11. 11 In Memory of Steve - Viktor Krauss (2:55)
  12. 12 Let Me Be You - Homer Forbes (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ron Block Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar, E-bow, Fills
Jerry Douglas Dobro, Fiddle, Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar, Weissenborn
Alison Krauss Fiddle, Viola, Tenor (Vocal)
Rickey Wasson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Larry Atamanuik Percussion, Drums
Barry Bales Bass, Fiddle
Luke Bulla Fiddle
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Adam Steffey Mandolin, Mandola
Dan Tyminski Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Baritone (Vocal), Tenor (Vocal)
Andrea Zonn Fiddle
Chris Thile Bouzouki, Mandolin
Pat Bergeson Harmonica, Electric Guitar
Homer Forbes Vocals, Background Vocals, Baritone (Vocal)
Jay Forbes Bass (Vocal), Vocals
Sara Watkins Fiddle
Sean Watkins Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Ron Block Producer, Engineer
Neal Cappellino Digital Editing
Gary Paczosa Engineer
Dan Tyminski Engineer
Jason Lehning Digital Editing
Eric Uglum Engineer
Rob Clark Engineer
Thomas Johnson Engineer
Bobby Morse Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is an AWSOME CD!!

    This Bluegrass Gospel CD by Ron Block is a wonderful cd with many very very talented artists!

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