From the Heart of Studio A: The Folkscene Collection

From the Heart of Studio A: The Folkscene Collection

     
 

If you like folk music and have ever lived in Los Angeles, chances are you know the names Roz and Howard Larman. Their FolkScene radio show on KPFK has been an L.A. institution since 1970, and one of its highlights has been visits to the studio by just about everybody you can think of from the world of folk. There…  See more details below

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If you like folk music and have ever lived in Los Angeles, chances are you know the names Roz and Howard Larman. Their FolkScene radio show on KPFK has been an L.A. institution since 1970, and one of its highlights has been visits to the studio by just about everybody you can think of from the world of folk. There have been more than 1, 500 such guest appearances over the history of the show, so this 13-track CD of FolkScene performances from the 1990s barely scratches the surface. Still, it's a start, and a fine one. The sound quality is amazingly good, especially considering that the disc contains unvarnished live recordings, with no overdubbing or "fixing in the mix" later on. Noteworthy performances include Bruce Cockburn's "Pacing the Cage," Kate and Anna McGarrigle's "Goin' Back to Harlan," Richard Thompson's "Waltzing's for Dreamers" and Mary Black's "Columbus." The best track, though, is Iris Dement's "Our Town," a self-penned ode to a dying hometown with an aching, heartfelt vocal that will stay with you after the singing has ended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/21/1998
Label:
Red House
UPC:
0033651010920
catalogNumber:
109
Rank:
276409

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tish Hinojosa   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Iris DeMent   Track Performer
John Gorka   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
David Wilcox   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Alvin   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Mary Black   Vocals,Track Performer
Bruce Cockburn   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Thompson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Lowen & Navarro   Track Performer
Dar Williams   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Keith Carper   Bass,Vocals
Pat Crowley   Piano
Marvin Denton Dykhuis   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Dave Early   Percussion
Dave Francis   Bass,Vocals
Garvan Gallagher   Bass
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Greg Leisz   Dobro,12-string Guitar
Eric Lowen   Guitar,Vocals
Anna McGarrigle   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Maura O'Connell   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Pearcy   Percussion
David Raven   Drums
Declan Sinnott   Guitar
Frank Gallagher   Fiddle
Joel Zifkin   Fiddle,Vocals
Kate McGarrigle   Banjo,Vocals,Track Performer
Dillon O'Brian   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Michel Pepin   Bass,Vocals
Richard McLaurin   Guitar,Vocals
Zane Baxter   Guitar,Vocals
Rock Deadrick   Percussion
Rob Harrington   Bass
David Jackson   Accordion

Technical Credits

Tish Hinojosa   Contributor
Iris DeMent   Contributor
John Gorka   Contributor
David Wilcox   Contributor
Dave Alvin   Contributor
Ian Anderson   Liner Notes
Mary Black   Contributor
Bruce Cockburn   Contributor
Richard Thompson   Contributor
Lowen & Navarro   Contributor
Dar Williams   Contributor
Anna McGarrigle   Contributor
Maura O'Connell   Contributor
Eric Peltoniemi   Executive Producer
Kate McGarrigle   Contributor
Dillon O'Brian   Contributor
Linda Beauvais   Producer
Howard Larman   Producer
Peter Cutler   Engineer

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