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Growing Stone
     

Growing Stone

by Nation Beat
 
At first thought, American and Brazilian roots music don't seem like natural companions. But Brazilian forro has more than a passing resemblance to American country, as well as Cajun and Zydeco (indeed, "Forro for Salu" could almost be a two-step). Listen more, and the natural melding takes on a lovely glow. This is the Brazil of the samba, but something rawer, more

Overview

At first thought, American and Brazilian roots music don't seem like natural companions. But Brazilian forro has more than a passing resemblance to American country, as well as Cajun and Zydeco (indeed, "Forro for Salu" could almost be a two-step). Listen more, and the natural melding takes on a lovely glow. This is the Brazil of the samba, but something rawer, more countrified, and written and performed by an American drummer who's spent plenty of time in Brazil, and a Brazilian singer, with a wide -- and very talented -- cast of musicians, including excellent guitarist Mark Marshall. This is the band's third outing, and the fusion of styles sounds better than ever. Even a track as relatively basic as "City Blues" takes on a more tropical hue. Throw some horns into the mix and it feels like music from somewhere south of Memphis. Band founder Scott Kettner is a powerful and inventive drummer who propels all the music here (and composes much of it). The result is something that can seem surprising at first, but which quickly wins over any open-minded listener.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Barbes
UPC:
0884501563772
catalogNumber:
33

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Performance Credits

Nation Beat   Primary Artist
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
David Greeley   Fiddle
Dennis Lichtman   Clarinet,Fiddle,Mandolin
Petr Cancura   Tenor Saxophone
João Erbetta   Guitar
Brian Drye   Trombone
Scott Kettner   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jordan Scannella   Bass
Skye Steele   Fiddle,Background Vocals
Jesse Lenat   Background Vocals
Aaron Shafer-Haiss   Tambourine,Alfaia
Liliana Araujo   Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Mike Lavalle   Bass,Background Vocals
Eduardo Guedes   Percussion
Jeff Dunneman   Alfaia
Mark Marshall   Guitar

Technical Credits

Alçeu Valença   Composer
Eddie Bocage   Composer
Vicente Barreto   Composer
Rosil Cavalcanti   Composer
Peter Fand   Engineer
Mestre Salustiano   Composer
Dennis Lichtman   Arranger,Composer
Tom Frouge   Management
Petr Cancura   Horn Arrangements
Brian Drye   Horn Arrangements
Steven Heller   Composer
Scott Kettner   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Raphael McGregor   Arranger,Composer
Jordan Scannella   Arranger,Composer
Skye Steele   Arranger,Composer
Aaron Shafer-Haiss   Arranger
Liliana Araujo   Composer
Jillian Johnson   Illustrations,Layout
Mike Lavalle   Arranger,Composer
Jeff Dunneman   Arranger
Mark Marshall   Arranger,Engineer

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