Long Steel Rail

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Fiddler and banjoist Riley Baugus traffics in old-timey music, a genre older, and some say, purer, than bluegrass. Long Steel Rail, then, is an album filled with traditional songs performed and sung in a traditional manner. Baugus' vocals carry an old country flavor that makes him a worthy interpreter of old warhorses like "Sail Away Ladies" and the title track, while the stripped-down arrangements complement the material. The only criticism one might offer of Long Steel Rail is that the production is a bit smooth for old-timey, meaning that the album has a lot more ambience (and a little less authenticity) than one might find on a Jean Ritchie album. Be that as it ...
See more details below
CD
$15.64
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $6.80   
  • New (4) from $9.26   
  • Used (1) from $6.80   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Fiddler and banjoist Riley Baugus traffics in old-timey music, a genre older, and some say, purer, than bluegrass. Long Steel Rail, then, is an album filled with traditional songs performed and sung in a traditional manner. Baugus' vocals carry an old country flavor that makes him a worthy interpreter of old warhorses like "Sail Away Ladies" and the title track, while the stripped-down arrangements complement the material. The only criticism one might offer of Long Steel Rail is that the production is a bit smooth for old-timey, meaning that the album has a lot more ambience (and a little less authenticity) than one might find on a Jean Ritchie album. Be that as it may, only hardcore enthusiasts will notice. Two names that show up again and again on the album's credits are Tim O'Brien and Dirk Powell, and one gains the impression that the project meant a lot to both performers. Long Steel Rail, in fact, isn't unlike a Dirk Powell album, though Baugus' rougher vocal style seems to have been drawn deeper from the well of tradition. One imagines that there isn't a big audience for old-timey music, say, compared to contemporary bluegrass, so it's nice that labels like Sugar Hill remain dedicated to a variety of traditional music styles. Baugus' Long Steel Rail will be warmly embraced by old-timey fans.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2006
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891401928
  • Catalog Number: 4019
  • Sales rank: 317,431

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Riley Baugus Primary Artist, Banjo, Vocals
Tim O'Brien Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Dirk Powell Fiddle, Guitar
Joe Thrift Fiddle
Tony Davoren Bouzouki
Technical Credits
Jean Ritchie Composer
Don Cobb Mastering
Tim O'Brien Producer
Dirk Powell Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Eric Conn Mastering
Traditional Composer
Riley Baugus Liner Notes
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously