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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Great albums from Dry Branch Fire Squad are nothing new. The band's lineup has changed slowly but fairly constantly over its 25-year history, but the commitment of its leader, mandolinist, and singer Ron Thomason to the various strains and traditions of old-time and bluegrass music has never flagged. Nor has his sense of humor, which is legendary. His voice, on the other hand, is aging somewhat, not that that really detracts from the pleasure of his singing on traditional favorites like "While ng on Last Winter's Night" and the Ralph Stanley gospel rave-up "Two Coats." He sounds best of all here on "Black Lung," a hair-raising miner's lament that he sings in a spare, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Great albums from Dry Branch Fire Squad are nothing new. The band's lineup has changed slowly but fairly constantly over its 25-year history, but the commitment of its leader, mandolinist, and singer Ron Thomason to the various strains and traditions of old-time and bluegrass music has never flagged. Nor has his sense of humor, which is legendary. His voice, on the other hand, is aging somewhat, not that that really detracts from the pleasure of his singing on traditional favorites like "While ng on Last Winter's Night" and the Ralph Stanley gospel rave-up "Two Coats." He sounds best of all here on "Black Lung," a hair-raising miner's lament that he sings in a spare, stark arrangement in duet with Hazel Dickens. The whole quartet kicks in for the rollicking gospel number "I'll Live Again," and there are a couple of great instrumentals as well, including Thomason's mandolin showcase, a Bill Monroe tribute titled "Nazeer, Nazeer Nazeer, Nazeer." The program's only misstep is a rather dull and overlong rendition of "Midnight, the Unconquered Outlaw." Highly recommended overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2001
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • UPC: 682161046624
  • Catalog Number: 10466

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dry Branch Fire Squad Primary Artist
Hazel Dickens Vocals
Charles Leet Bass, Bass (Vocal)
Mary Jo Leet Baritone (Vocal)
Suzanne Thomas Banjo, Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Ron Thomason Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals, Hambone
Bobby Maynard Banjo, Fiddle, Baritone (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Ken Irwin Producer
Toby Mountain Mastering
J.D. Rhynes Liner Notes
Tom Rozum Cover Art
Ron Thomason Arranger, Liner Notes, Song Notes
G.B. Grayson Composer
Henry Whitter Composer
The Forbes Family Arranger
Jack Casey Engineer
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