From the Pasture to the Future

From the Pasture to the Future

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by The Waybacks
     
 

The Chicago Tribune says that the Waybacks offer "a near-ideal balance of irreverence, chops, discipline, and originality," and that actually sums it up quite well. This primarily acoustic folk-rock group is irreverent about genre boundaries, jumping gleefully back and forth between the lines that separate blues from bluegrass, rock fromSee more details below

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The Chicago Tribune says that the Waybacks offer "a near-ideal balance of irreverence, chops, discipline, and originality," and that actually sums it up quite well. This primarily acoustic folk-rock group is irreverent about genre boundaries, jumping gleefully back and forth between the lines that separate blues from bluegrass, rock from jazz, and Celtic music from pop, but they're never so irreverent that they just sound goofy. Their chops are considerable, but (in the studio anyway) they never lapse into wanky self-indulgence. Their discipline and originality are manifest in tightly written, hook-filled songs and unusual arrangements, and all of those qualities come together beautifully in this, the group's fourth album. From the Pasture to the Future offers brilliant instrumental hot jazz ("Monkey Pants," "Hot Kranski"), a sharply rocking kissoff song ("Helping Me," which features the timeless couplet "It's not that you're bad for me/It's just that you're bad"), and a very fine rhumba ("Armando's Rhumba"). It also features a funny folk-rock number titled "Petrified Man" and a beautiful Texas-style dance number called "Bluebird Waltz." The Waybacks are not terribly convincing as purveyors of straight-up traditional Irish music, as "The Blacksmith" demonstrates, but everything else works so well that you hardly even notice that one. Very highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397443027
catalogNumber:
4430
Rank:
196286

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Performance Credits

Waybacks   Primary Artist
Darol Anger   Fiddle
Charles Hamilton   Percussion,Drums
Lloyd Maines   Dobro
Riley Osbourne   Organ
Mark Rubin   Tuba
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle
James Nash   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Bottleneck Guitar,Guitar (Electric Baritone),Guitar (Resonator),Archguitar
Evan Price   Fiddle
Christie Winn   Background Vocals
Joe Kyle   Percussion,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Double Bass
Stevie Coyle   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chuck Hamilton   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Ray Davies   Composer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
David Glasser   Mastering
Bruce Kaphan   Engineer
Lloyd Maines   Producer,Audio Production
Jay Blakesberg   Art Direction
James Nash   Composer,Engineer
Evan Price   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Chris Burns   Engineer
Marco Martin   Engineer
Michael Nash   Art Direction,Management

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