Good News

Good News

by The Charlie Sizemore Band
     
 

The Charlie Sizemore Band gather their instrumental and vocal prowess behind Sizemore's country-styled vocals on Good News. The band plays contemporary bluegrass but, like many other current groups, continues to touch upon traditional themes. Two drinking songs, "Blame It on Vern" and "The Less I That I Drink…  See more details below

Overview

The Charlie Sizemore Band gather their instrumental and vocal prowess behind Sizemore's country-styled vocals on Good News. The band plays contemporary bluegrass but, like many other current groups, continues to touch upon traditional themes. Two drinking songs, "Blame It on Vern" and "The Less I That I Drink," are by turns sad and humorous. "I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up" is a freewheeling celebration of the power of love and is followed, incongruously, by "I Won't Be Far from Here," a song about one of country music's favorite standbys, a no-good woman. As has become standard in contemporary bluegrass, Sizemore includes at least two Civil War songs, "Whiskey Willie" and "The Silver Bugle." The first is about a whiskey maker who -- in the spirit of democracy -- sells his brew to the North and South. "The Silver Bugle" is more plaintive, a story of how the war has continued to haunt Southern memory. One curiosity is "Alison's Band," from the point of view of a bluegrass picker (who seems to be Sizemore) who dreams of playing with Alison Krauss. The song name-checks everyone in the band, and it will probably give fans -- of Sizemore and Krauss -- a good belly laugh. With good songs and performances, the Charlie Sizemore Band have delivered a solid set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2007
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661059122
catalogNumber:
610591
Rank:
211975

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Sizemore Band   Primary Artist
Charlie Sizemore   Indexed Contributor,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Danny Barnes   Banjo,Mandolin,Background Vocals,Claw Hammer Banjo,Vocal Harmony
John Pennell   Bass,Bass Guitar
Matt DeSpain   Dobro,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hawaiian Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Wayne Fields   Banjo
Wayne Fields   Banjo

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Eddie Noack   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Butch Carr   Engineer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Paul Craft   Composer
David Kent   Composer
Toby Mountain   Mastering
John Pennell   Composer
Hugh Prestwood   Composer
Ron Thomason   Liner Notes,Author
Paula Wolak   Engineer
Charlie Sizemore   Composer
Craig Martin   Composer
Jeff Barbra   Composer
Matt DeSpain   Composer
Charlie Sizemore Band   Producer,Audio Production
Penni McDaniel   Publicity

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