Midnight Call

Midnight Call

by Don Rigsby
     
 

Don Rigsby kicks off The Midnight Call with a gutsy, high-lonesome version of Jimmie Rodgers' "Those Gambler's Blues." His no-holds vocal, backed by a spunky band that includes fiddler Stuart Duncan and slide guitarist Randy Kohrs, just about jumps out of the speakers. The choice of a lesser-known…  See more details below

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Don Rigsby kicks off The Midnight Call with a gutsy, high-lonesome version of Jimmie Rodgers' "Those Gambler's Blues." His no-holds vocal, backed by a spunky band that includes fiddler Stuart Duncan and slide guitarist Randy Kohrs, just about jumps out of the speakers. The choice of a lesser-known Rodgers piece is also a smart one. If The Midnight Call disappoints at all, it's because most of what follows, as good as it is, fails to match the energy of the opener. The follow-up track, "The Midnight Call," cozies up much closer to contemporary bluegrass, sounding like a country hybrid that's knocked the rougher edges off traditional music. This impression is reinforced with "Carved Our Names in Stone," a song that wouldn't be out of place on country radio or as a CMT video. Rigsby's an intense singer, and this shows through even on a mid-paced ballad like "Blood on My Hands." He delivers each lyric with convincing emotion and his highs are always piercingly clear. In fact, his voice leads back to great tenors like Bill Monroe and Bobby Osborne. Too often, however, he submerges this powerful tool for a more subdued, radio-friendly twang. The Midnight Call will please old Rigsby fans and will undoubtedly receive lots of radio play, but traditional bluegrass fans will be left wishing for more red meat.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891395821
catalogNumber:
3958

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Rigsby   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Ronnie Bowman   Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Violin,Octave Violin
Carl Jackson   Banjo
Kenny Malone   Percussion
Rob McCoury   Banjo
Jeff White   Guitar
Jerry Salley   Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Ben Isaacs   Bass
Randy Kohrs   Slide Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Jim Hurst   Guitar
Ron Rigsby   Banjo

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Larry Cordle   Composer
Carl Jackson   Composer
Larry Shell   Composer
Jerry Williamson   Composer
Don Rigsby   Producer,Contributor
Kim Williams   Composer
Jerry Salley   Composer
Bobby Cyrus   Composer
Jan Stolpe   Engineer
Joanie Keller   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Thomas Campbell   Composer
Rupert Wates   Composer

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