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|Richard Shindell||Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Vocal Harmony|
|Lucy Kaplansky||Vocal Harmony|
|Larry Campbell||Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar|
|Dave Richards||Electric Bass, Upright Bass|
|Frank Vilardi||Percussion, Drums|
|Radoslav Lorkovic||Piano, Accordion, Harmonium, Hammond Organ|
|Teresa Williams||Vocal Harmony|
Posted October 13, 2013
Beginning the quirky lyrics and heartfelt longing of the opening track, on Reunion Hill, Richard Shindell takes us on quite a ride and, in the process, proves himself to be a master songwriter.
Most of these songs are miniature dramas that evoke all sorts of landscapes, from the evocative world of "May" to the melancholy morality
of "Money for Floods" to the unbridled hopefulness of "Smiling" to the incredible dramatic sweep of the title track.
Shindell introduces us to realistic, imperfect characters and explores a wide range of human emotions. Isn't that exactly what good folk music
is supposed to do--explore and speak to PEOPLE?
Musically, the tunes are very satisfying, there is excellent playing from a cast of solid accompanying musicians, and the production
enhances the songs without excess.
Simply put, this is a great bunch of songs, and Shindell's raw, slightly nasal voice is an ideal vehicle for them. Highly recommended.