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Mountain Tradition
     

Mountain Tradition

5.0 2
by Clay Jones
 

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
Label:
Rural Rhythm
UPC:
0732351102521
catalogNumber:
1025

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clay Jones   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jason Moore   Double Bass
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Steve Gulley   Tenor (Vocal)
Barry Abernathy   Vocals
Jim VanCleve   Fiddle,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Ron Stewart   Banjo
Tina Trianosky   Claw Hammer Banjo

Technical Credits

Lester Flatt   Composer
Earl Scruggs   Composer
Randall Hylton   Composer
Clay Jones   Producer,Audio Production
Craig Havighurst   Liner Notes
Sam Passamano   Executive Producer
Jim VanCleve   Producer,Audio Production
Ron Stewart   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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Mountain Tradition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Playing Time – 36:48 Clay Jones is one of those guys we call “Hoss” or “Hot Picker” in the bluegrass community. So, what did guitarist Jones decide to do? Well, he enlisted the help of four other hosses to produce one simply killing mostly instrumental album recorded at the reputable Doobie Shea Studios. That’s right, “Mountain Tradition” also features Jason Moore (bass), Jim VanCleve (fiddle), Adam Steffey (mandolin), and Ronnie Stewart (banjo)….some of my favorite string wizards today. We’re also treated to Tina Trianosky’s clawhammer banjo on Black Mountain Rag and Mississippi Sawyer, Barry Abernathy’s lead vocal on Gonna Settle Down, and Steve Gulley’s tenor vocal on Cold Sheets of Rain and Gonna Settle Down. Jones has a decent voice, and I wish he would’ve sung on more than one cut. This is the debut solo album for Jones who currently picks with Gulley and Abernathy in the exceptional band, Mountain Heart. He appears on their “Forces of Nature” album. Jones’ former experience is with Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina, then with Marty Raybon and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. The group assembled for “Mountain Tradition” turns in a racing, jaw-dropping performance. Perhaps it’s because they choose fairly standard fare that we’ve all come to love so well like Under the Double Eagle, Blackberry Blossom, Road to Columbus, Salt Creek, Black Mountain Rag, Clinch Mountain Backstep and Big Mon. If you think you might be bored by hearing these warhorses again, my counsel is to reconsider. These guys give them a unique flair with clean adroit picking, and their closing rendition of “Big Mon” is about the faster I’ve ever heard. Most of the tunes are quick-paced romps, and a couple slower selections might’ve given the project a little more variety. Of special note are their peppy renditions of Ron Stewart’s “BF05” and Darol Anger’s “Ride the Wild Turkey.” I believe that the former tune was written by Stewart for this album. Clay Jones’ first solo album is long overdue. His involvement on the instrumental “Bluegrass ‘95” album helped it win the IBMA’s 1996 Recorded Event of the Year award. So why has it taken a decade since then for Clay to get “Mountain Tradition” out? I reckon he’s been so busy on the stage, road and in studios. I’d especially like to see him start soon on a sequel to this project that finds some less-oft-heard tunes from the large canon of material available. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clay Jones has truly produced a monster of a CD! With an all-star music cast and superb song selections, this CD gives us the true modern sound of bluegrass. This CD will never leave your player!