Four Seasons: Springsongs

Four Seasons: Springsongs

by John McCutcheon
     
 
With SPRINGSONGS, venerable folksinger John McCutcheon has completed his Four Seasons series (its other albums being, of course, SUMMERSONGS, AUTUMNSONGS, and WINTERSONGS). McCutcheon's salute to that most hopeful of seasons is the most accomplished record of this quartet, expertly

Overview

With SPRINGSONGS, venerable folksinger John McCutcheon has completed his Four Seasons series (its other albums being, of course, SUMMERSONGS, AUTUMNSONGS, and WINTERSONGS). McCutcheon's salute to that most hopeful of seasons is the most accomplished record of this quartet, expertly distilling the spring experience as it's perceived by kids. (There's a dandy tune for grown-ups here, too, called "Spring Cleaning," in which a father learns that there's not much difference between his child's seemingly worthless hoard of sentimental treasures and his own cache of memorabilia in the attic.) Throughout, McCutcheon employs a variety of styles, including bluegrass, string quintet, piano jazz, horn rock, and Latin music. Highlights include "I Hope I Make It," which chronicles the age-old yearning of the kid who's nervous about trying out for the softball team, and "Going to the Prom," which details a younger sibling's fascination with a formerly tomboyish older sister's primping for the big dance. No matter what time of year it is, SPRINGSONGS is always in season.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jenna Woolford
The final installment in McCutcheon's Four Seasons series, Springsongs is an intriguing cycle of songs celebrating the season.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/1999
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0018964803926
catalogNumber:
8039

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John McCutcheon   Primary Artist,Banjo,Fiddle,Electric Guitar,Vocals
John D'earth   Trumpet
Michael Aharon   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Scott Ambush   Upright Bass
Pete Kennedy   Electric Guitar
Kim Miller   Violin
Tim O'Brien   Fiddle,Mandolin
Mark Schatz   Upright Bass
Kevin Davis   Percussion
Charlie Cushman   Banjo
Bobby Read   Clarinet,Saxophone
Jon Carroll   Piano,Vocals
Marcio Botelho   Cello
Bob Dawson   Percussion,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

John McCutcheon   Producer
Jon Carroll   Arranger
Bob Dawson   Producer,Engineer

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