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Flatpicking Guitar Festival
     

Flatpicking Guitar Festival

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If you think that two LPs' worth of flatpicking sounds like a pretty monotonous prospect, no one would blame you, but in this case, you'd be mistaken. The 23 tracks that make up this single-CD reissue vary wildly in terms of style and execution, from straightforward bluegrass like Dick Fegy's renditions of "Big Sandy River" and "Fire Hose

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If you think that two LPs' worth of flatpicking sounds like a pretty monotonous prospect, no one would blame you, but in this case, you'd be mistaken. The 23 tracks that make up this single-CD reissue vary wildly in terms of style and execution, from straightforward bluegrass like Dick Fegy's renditions of "Big Sandy River" and "Fire Hose Reel" to Eric Thompson's adaptation of two Irish reels and Richard Lieberson's jazzy "Paddy on the Swingpipe." Doc Watson is well represented with three tracks ("Fisher's Hornpipe/Devil's Dream," "Down Yonder," and "Liza/Lady Be Good"), and David Bromberg kicks in an atypically subdued version of "The Kitchen Girl." Most of the other guitarists are relative unknowns; although Dan Crary ("Fishing Creek Blues/Arkansas Traveller") will be well-known to bluegrass fans, only hardcore guitarheads are likely to recognize names like Michael Aumen, Barry Solomon, and Eric Thompson. Regardless, all of them play beautifully, and the stylistic variety of the program makes it a great listen from beginning to end. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351980328
catalogNumber:
98003

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dan Crary   Guitar,Track Performer
Doc Watson   Guitar,Track Performer
David Bromberg   Guitar,Track Performer
Sid Page   Fiddle
Matt Glaser   Guitar
Eric Thompson   Guitar,Track Performer
Je Allen   Flute
Bob Applebaum   Mandolin
Gwen Aumen   Mandolin
Michael Aumen   Guitar,Track Performer
Byron Berline   Fiddle
John Caruso   Bass
T. Michael Coleman   Bass
Gene Estes   Percussion
Camilla Fegy   Guitar
Dick Fegy   Guitar,Track Performer
Mike Hancok   Rhythm Guitar
Bob Hipkens   Dobro
Hank "Bones" Kahn   Percussion
Bert Lee   Rhythm Guitar
Richard Lieberson   Guitar,Track Performer
Pat McInerney   Percussion
Mark Nickerson   Guitar
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle
Susie Rothfield   Fiddle
John Sereda   Bass
Barry Solomon   Guitar,Track Performer
Marty Somberg   Fiddle
Jody Stecher   Guitar
Merle Watson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Stefan Grossman   Producer
Eric Thompson   Producer
John Delgato   Producer
Mitch Greenhill   Producer
Richard Lieberson   Producer
Barry Solomon   Producer
James Hanley   Composer

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Flatpicking Guitar Festival 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding collection of works by the famous (Doc Watson & David Bromberg) and the should-be-famous, especially Dick Fegy, a master flatpicker if ever I heard one. He's listed on B&N's website on 17 albums, but always as a back-up studio guy. Doc's 3 are fantastic! Not a clunker in the bunch!