Freedom Ride

Freedom Ride

by Drew Emmitt
     
 

Drew Emmitt made a name for himself with Leftover Salmon, but as a solo artist, he has to carry the weight of an album himself, which isn't an easy task, as he discovers on Freedom Ride. He can play, sing, and write competently, but without a great deal of individuality -- it's a telling point thatSee more details below

Overview

Drew Emmitt made a name for himself with Leftover Salmon, but as a solo artist, he has to carry the weight of an album himself, which isn't an easy task, as he discovers on Freedom Ride. He can play, sing, and write competently, but without a great deal of individuality -- it's a telling point that the most memorable song on the album is a cover of Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue," which makes the rest of the work seem very pale and anemic. It probably doesn't help that Emmitt tends to favor a bouncy tempo, which is fine for foot-tapping, but not so hot for introspection and memory. He gets some strong backup from the John Cowan Band, but the bottom line is that this record is, at best, an average thing.

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Billboard
A fun, passionate romp...overflows with an upbeat bluegrass/country soul

Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2002
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397433721
catalogNumber:
974337
Rank:
195658

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Drew Emmitt   Primary Artist,Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Sam Bush   Fiddle,Mandolin
Luke Bulla   Fiddle
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
John Cowan   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin,Mandola
Randy Scruggs   Guitar
Scott Vestal   Banjo
Reese Wynans   Organ,Piano
Vince Herman   Washboard,Baritone (Vocal)
Pasi Leppikangas   Drums
Greg Garrison   Upright Bass
Casey Driessen   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
John Cowan   Producer
Randy LeRoy   Mastering
Dave Sinko   Engineer
Gary West   Executive Producer
Drew Emmitt   Producer
Albert Price   Composer

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