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Faraway Land

Faraway Land

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by Ron Block
     
 
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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2001
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661047723
catalogNumber:
610477
Rank:
202083

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ron Block   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,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
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
Gary Paczosa   Engineer
Dan Tyminski   Engineer
Eric Uglum   Engineer
Rob Clark   Engineer
Thomas Johnson   Engineer
Bobby Morse   Engineer

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