Let Me Linger

Let Me Linger

by Laura Boosinger
     
 
If you had to stick banjoist-singer Laura Boosinger into a category, it would be old-timey music, a style based in the 1920s and '30s, a style famous for its non-evolution. But choosing just one genre for Boosinger is tricky. First of all, she utilizes guitarist Bryan Sutton, a hotshot picker who's closer to

Overview

If you had to stick banjoist-singer Laura Boosinger into a category, it would be old-timey music, a style based in the 1920s and '30s, a style famous for its non-evolution. But choosing just one genre for Boosinger is tricky. First of all, she utilizes guitarist Bryan Sutton, a hotshot picker who's closer to Django Reinhardt on these cuts than the Skillet Lickers. Next, both "Whispering" and "Alabama Jubilee," the second and third cuts, lean heavily toward jazz, and then there are fun cuts like "My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii" and "Sweet Sue, Just You" that pretty much defy classification. There's also a nice country version of "Together Again," graced by some fine fiddle work. Boosinger's inspiration for Let Me Linger derived from the Luke Smathers Band, a group noted for its willingness to part from typical string band material, even borrowing from old pop songs. This same liberal quality gives Let Me Linger an expansiveness and carefree air missing from string bands that take themselves too seriously. Also, Boosinger and company's rich blend of folk-jazz adds a layered complexity absent from the "everybody play at the same time" aesthetic of old-timey music. For old-timey fans not afraid of pushing boundaries, Let Me Linger is good music and, more than that, fun music.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/30/2005
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0734134080521
catalogNumber:
5637231111
Rank:
292871

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Boosinger   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
Bryan Sutton   Guitar
Amanda Luther   Bass Fiddle

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer
Floyd Tillman   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Wayne King   Composer
Leon McAuliffe   Composer
Stuart Hamblen   Composer
Laura Boosinger   Arranger,Producer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Richard H. Coburn   Composer
Will J. Harris   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Luanne Price Howard   Art Direction
John Warner   Cover Photo
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Jerry Levinson   Composer
George L. Cobb   Composer
Bill Cogswell   Composer
Emil Flindt   Composer
Johnny Noble   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Slim Miller   Composer
John Schonberger   Composer
Tommy Harrison   Composer

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