Musings of a Creek Dipper

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Abandoning the lush orchestral backdrops that dominated most of Loose, Victoria Williams expands her musical skills on Musings of a Creekdipper, finding an original, eclectically rural sound that enhances the off-center originality of her songs. Producing the album with Trina Shoemaker, Williams has found a collection of sounds and styles that makes the record her most ambitious so far. For the most part, her experiments work, whether it's the cellos and coronets of "Periwinkle Sky" or Wendy & Lisa's drum loops on "Train Song Demise of the Caboose." What really holds the album together is Williams' songwriting, which remains consistently impressive, both in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Abandoning the lush orchestral backdrops that dominated most of Loose, Victoria Williams expands her musical skills on Musings of a Creekdipper, finding an original, eclectically rural sound that enhances the off-center originality of her songs. Producing the album with Trina Shoemaker, Williams has found a collection of sounds and styles that makes the record her most ambitious so far. For the most part, her experiments work, whether it's the cellos and coronets of "Periwinkle Sky" or Wendy & Lisa's drum loops on "Train Song Demise of the Caboose." What really holds the album together is Williams' songwriting, which remains consistently impressive, both in lyrical and musical terms. There are a few numbers that don't quite work, but they only illustrate that Williams' best efforts are quirky but graceful folk-rock gems.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/1998
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678307225
  • Catalog Number: 83072
  • Sales rank: 361,006

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Periwinkle Sky (3:08)
  2. 2 Rainmaker (3:26)
  3. 3 Kashmir's Corn (4:24)
  4. 4 Train Song (Demise of the Caboose) (3:05)
  5. 5 Last Word (3:17)
  6. 6 Nature Boy (2:39)
  7. 7 Tree Song (4:18)
  8. 8 Let It Be So (3:28)
  9. 9 Allergic Boy (3:00)
  10. 10 Humming Bird (3:17)
  11. 11 Grandpa in the Cornpatch (4:23)
  12. 12 Blackbirds Rise (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Victoria Williams Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Primary Artist, Calimba, fender rhodes
Julie Miller Background Vocals
Billy Bizeau Background Vocals
Brian Blade Drums, Drum Loop
Joey Burns Bass, Cello
Greg Cohen Bass
Lisa Coleman Synthesizer, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
Danny Frankel Drums, Tambourine
J.C. Hopkins Background Vocals
Greg Leisz Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Wendy Melvoin Drums, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Buddy Miller Electric Guitar
Mark Olson Background Vocals
Tim Ray Piano, fender rhodes
Patrick Warren Flute, Strings, Horn, Voices
Doug Wieselman Organ, Clarinet, Electric Guitar
John Convertino Drums, Marimbas, Vibes
Andrew Williams Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Razz Viola
Fred Drake Tambourine, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Victoria Williams Producer, Art Direction
Mark Howard Engineer
Billy Bizeau Engineer
Ethan Johns Engineer
Mark Olson Producer, Engineer
Trina Shoemaker Producer, Engineer
Andrew Williams Producer
Jennifer Barbato Art Direction
Fred Drake Engineer
Dave Catching Engineer
Joshua Tree Engineer
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