Hill Country [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Eugene Chadbourne
Bluegrass fans may want to zero in on this particular album, as it was banjo whiz Tony Trischka's first shot at paying tribute to his traditional roots, done at a time when his reputation had been clearly established as an avant-garde or progressive bluegrass player. His former student Béla Fleck helped produce some of the sessions, and put together a lineup of players that would require several vans to haul around. The recordings are done to a turn, with the sound of the acoustic instruments positively shimmering. Actually, most of the tunes are Trischka originals, with only one traditional number, and the effort to create tunes in a more standard bluegrass vein pays...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eugene Chadbourne
Bluegrass fans may want to zero in on this particular album, as it was banjo whiz Tony Trischka's first shot at paying tribute to his traditional roots, done at a time when his reputation had been clearly established as an avant-garde or progressive bluegrass player. His former student Béla Fleck helped produce some of the sessions, and put together a lineup of players that would require several vans to haul around. The recordings are done to a turn, with the sound of the acoustic instruments positively shimmering. Actually, most of the tunes are Trischka originals, with only one traditional number, and the effort to create tunes in a more standard bluegrass vein pays off with what has proven to be some of his most memorable composing efforts. "New York Chimes" is delightful. [Rounder's 2008 reissue included one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661020320
  • Catalog Number: 610203
  • Sales rank: 290,747

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brandy Station (2:46)
  2. 2 Sunny Days (3:31)
  3. 3 Bloozinee (2:28)
  4. 4 Crossville Breakdown (2:44)
  5. 5 Looking for the Light (2:38)
  6. 6 Hill Country (2:02)
  7. 7 New York Chimes (3:02)
  8. 8 Flat Gap (3:27)
  9. 9 Strawberry Plains (4:09)
  10. 10 Mississippi Sawyer (1:39)
  11. 11 Stop Action (2:20)
  12. 12 Crosseyed Cricket (2:06)
  13. 13 Buffalo Creek (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Trischka Primary Artist, Banjo, Harmony
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Del McCoury Guitar, Vocals
Tony Rice Guitar
Sam Bush Mandolin
Blaine Sprouse Fiddle, Soloist
Barry Bales Bass
Dudley Connell Guitar
Béla Fleck Banjo, Harmony
Mark Hembree Bass
Jerry McCoury Bass, Vocal Harmony
Ronnie McCoury Mandolin
David Wallace McLaughlin Mandolin
Sonny Osborne Banjo
Tim Stafford Guitar
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Eddie Stubbs Fiddle
Larry Robbins Bass
Ron Stewart Fiddle
Buddy Griffin & His Orchestra Fiddle
Technical Credits
Tony Trischka Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Béla Fleck Producer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Sonny Osborne Composer, Melody Arrangement
Jim Robeson Engineer
Eddie Stubbs Arranger
Ron Thomason Liner Notes
Bil VornDick Engineer
Dede Wyland Lyric Assistant
David Gahr Cover Photo
Susan Marsh Artwork
Traditional Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Toe tapping!

    Tony has done it again...bluegrass played the way it is supposed to be played. Hard driving banjo with a light-hearted touch that lifts the spirits and soothes the soul.

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