October's Hill

October's Hill

by Bill Staines
     
 

Combining beautifully crafted originals with a handful of well-chosen covers, Bill Staines' 22nd album is rife with the kind of warm vocals and endearing tales that we've come to respect from the folk master. Staines has always been the author of songs that quickly grow on his listeners, and tracks like "Old City Jail" with themes of hard labor, trains, and prison… See more details below

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Combining beautifully crafted originals with a handful of well-chosen covers, Bill Staines' 22nd album is rife with the kind of warm vocals and endearing tales that we've come to respect from the folk master. Staines has always been the author of songs that quickly grow on his listeners, and tracks like "Old City Jail" with themes of hard labor, trains, and prison life give it a quality that makes it seem much older than it actually is, the delicate "Dear Friend," and the poignant "When I Hear the Music Play" are all welcome additions to the Staines canon. The mandolin and fiddle on the cover of Guy Clark's "Virginia's Reel," the excellent vocal contributions by Jeanie Stahl on the Carter Family classic "Gold Watch and Chain," and the violin and fiddle of the traditional gospel tune "All Things Bright and Beautiful" fit perfectly beside the new Staines compositions. In the end, October's Hill is a work of endearing songcraft and lyrical depth that can only be the product of a longtime master of the genre.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2000
Label:
Red House
UPC:
0033651013921
catalogNumber:
139
Rank:
375990

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Staines   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Choir Conductor
Jeanie Stahl   Vocals
Guy Van Duser   Guitar,Mandolin
John Curtis   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Larry Luddecke   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Recorder
Stuart Schulman   Fiddle,Violin
Mike Walsh   Bass
Brian Wood   Guitar
Hillary Foster   Violin
Stingy Lapel   Percussion
William Russell   Oboe
Nadine Trudel   Cello

Technical Credits

Bill Staines   Producer,Liner Notes,Choir Arrangement
Bob Feldman   Executive Producer
Larry Luddecke   Engineer
Eric Peltoniemi   Executive Producer
Pat Garvey   Composer

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