Follow Me

Follow Me

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by The Chapmans
     
 

One sign of maturity in a bluegrass band is the willingness to play at a moderate tempo. One sign of virtuosity in a bluegrass band is the ability to play at a moderate tempo with driving intensity. So when the Chapman's open their second album (and Pinecastle debut) with the muscular but restrained "Losing Again," it grabs your attention.…  See more details below

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One sign of maturity in a bluegrass band is the willingness to play at a moderate tempo. One sign of virtuosity in a bluegrass band is the ability to play at a moderate tempo with driving intensity. So when the Chapman's open their second album (and Pinecastle debut) with the muscular but restrained "Losing Again," it grabs your attention. That they follow it up with the overly sweet "My Heart's Bouquet" is a minor misstep, but things pick up again quickly: "Follow Me to Tennessee" strikes a perfect balance between sugar and vinegar, while the swinging "Candy Kisses" harks back more to Bob Wills than to Flatt & Scruggs and the juxtaposition of Bill Monroe's "I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky" with the Sam Cook hit "You Send Me" bespeaks both musical depth and a sense of humor. And the harmonies on the latter -- which features only bass and voices -- are nothing short of angelic. What looks on the cover like just one more traditional bluegrass album by one more family band turns out to involve layers of musicianship that you wouldn't necessarily anticipate. That's another sign of virtuosity.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2001
Label:
Pinecastle
UPC:
0755757111324
catalogNumber:
1113
Rank:
222858

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chapmans   Primary Artist
John Catchings   Cello
John Chapman   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Ray Deaton   Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Randy Kohrs   Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Russell Moore   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Jason Chapman   Bass,Vocals,Baritone,Tenor (Vocal)
Jeremy Chapman   Mandolin,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Bill Chapman   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Greg Luck   Engineer
Clarence Paul   Composer
Tim Stafford   Liner Notes
Ed Townsend   Composer
Brent Truitt   Engineer
Ray Deaton   Producer
Bob Murray   Art Direction

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