Rattle of the Chains

Rattle of the Chains

by Wildfire
     
 

In one way, Wildfire remind one of a number of contemporary bluegrass groups. They have a lively ensemble style, a handful of original songs, and fine harmonies. The lead vocalists, meanwhile, maintain a precarious balance between the old and new, keeping a touch of country twang while smoothing out the rougher edges for a radio-friendlySee more details below

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In one way, Wildfire remind one of a number of contemporary bluegrass groups. They have a lively ensemble style, a handful of original songs, and fine harmonies. The lead vocalists, meanwhile, maintain a precarious balance between the old and new, keeping a touch of country twang while smoothing out the rougher edges for a radio-friendly sound. In another way, however, Wildfire separate themselves from the pack with instrumental dexterity. Phil Leadbetter's resonator guitar takes the place of a fiddle in the band, and will remind bluegrass fans of Mike Auldridge's work in the Seldom Scene. Robert Hale, on the other hand, is a heck of a guitar player, creating the same kind of excitement as a good Larry Sparks album. The other lead instrumentalists, mandolinist Darrell Webb and banjoist Barry Crabtree, are equally talented. Wildfire also play well as a group on Rattle of the Chains, and the set list, from singer Hale's originals to old favorites by Ralph Stanley, is solid. There are story-songs ("Their Father's Land"), songs of faith ("All in God's Plan"), and, of course, songs of love gone wrong ("The Blame"). For contemporary bluegrass fans looking for a band with an individual sound, Wildfire deliver on Rattle of the Chains.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Pinecastle
UPC:
0755757114820
catalogNumber:
571148
Rank:
245716

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wildfire   Primary Artist
Robert Hale   Guitar,Vocals
Curt Chapman   Double Bass,Upright Bass
Phil Leadbetter   Vocals,Guitar (Resonator)
Barry Crabtree   Banjo
Darrell Webb   Mandolin,Vocals

Technical Credits

Ralph Stanley   Composer
Tom T. Hall   Composer
Wildfire   Producer
Robert Hale   Composer
Charles John Quarto   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Shawn Camp   Composer
John Eberle   Mastering
Steve Gillette   Composer
Tom Riggs   Executive Producer
Lee Satterfield   Composer
Gary Scruggs   Composer
Carter Stanley   Composer
George Teren   Composer
Scott Vestal   Engineer
Craig Fuller   Composer
Jerry Salley   Composer
Bob Murray   Artwork
Darryl Worley   Composer
Darrell Webb   Composer
Bobby Carmichael   Composer

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