Fork in the Road

Fork in the Road

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by Infamous Stringdusters
     
 
From Fork in the Road's cover and the stylish photo layout of the six young dudes who make up the Infamous Stringdusters, the band could always audition for a twenty-something TV drama if the music business doesn't pan out. The Stringdusters deliver solid contemporary bluegrass on Fork in the Road, offering dramatic vocals, hot picking, and a likable set

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From Fork in the Road's cover and the stylish photo layout of the six young dudes who make up the Infamous Stringdusters, the band could always audition for a twenty-something TV drama if the music business doesn't pan out. The Stringdusters deliver solid contemporary bluegrass on Fork in the Road, offering dramatic vocals, hot picking, and a likable set list. Professionalism, however, has become a common commodity on the contemporary bluegrass scene, where bands rely on a smoother production, carefully blended harmonies, and instrumental proficiency. Arguably, the stylistic variations of many of these bands are minute. The Infamous Stringdusters, like the Circuit Riders, follow in the footsteps of Blue Highway (and bands like the Seldom Scene), adding Dobro to guitar/fiddle/bass/mandolin/banjo arrangements. The Stringdusters have also learned to broaden their appeal by relying on a number of lead vocalists. It's easy to like a number of selections on Fork in the Road: "Tragic Life" has an intriguing storyline, and "Poor Boy's Delight" possesses an easy-flowing charm. As with Blue Highway, though, it's easy to feel that too many rough edges have been removed, taking the life out of the music. While contemporary acoustic music fans will find much to like here, other listeners may wish the band had clung closer to bluegrass roots to produce a sound less connected to the studio on Fork in the Road.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2007
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891402123
catalogNumber:
4021
Rank:
5882

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Infamous Stringdusters   Primary Artist
Chris Pandolfi   Banjo,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Alan Bartram   Bass,Group Member
Jesse Cobb   Mandolin,Group Member
Jeremy Garrett   Fiddle,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Travis Book   Bass,Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Andy Hall   Dobro,Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Group Member

Technical Credits

Geoff Bartley   Composer
Johnny Cobb   Composer
John Pennell   Composer
Dave Sinko   Engineer
Tim Stafford   Producer
Patrick Murphy   Engineer
Jon Weisberger   Liner Notes
Benny Galloway   Composer
Chris Pandolfi   Composer,Producer
Alan Bartram   Producer
Jesse Cobb   Producer
Jeremy Garrett   Composer,Producer
Travis Book   Producer
Andy Hall   Composer,Producer
Tony Smith   Engineer
Glen Garrett   Composer

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Fork in the Road 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sugarbear1970 More than 1 year ago
after hearing one cut from this group on satilite radio,I had to find this CD and did through B&N.I've been picking & listening to bluegrass since 1973 always with a bias toward newgrass.I've not been this blown away since The Newgrass Revival burst on the scene. There's not a bad song on the disk,but some I have to crank up louder than the others.My 83 YO dad likes it too.