Roots of Our Nature

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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
In an intimate acoustic setting, Norton Buffalo and Roy Rogers present a set of original tunes whose flavor suggests roots much further back in time. Aside from a few tasteful string parts, Roots is all about crisp finger-picked and slide guitar, Buffalo's earthy and expressive harmonica, and each artist's agreeably unpolished vocals. Their lyrics embrace traditional imagery, from saloon balladry to ramblin' songs. On "Trinity" the words sustain an especially rustic eloquence through multiple verses dedicated to visions of salvation. If retro affectation bothers you, it's best to imagine this session transpiring on some snowy night, within the glow of an iron stove ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
In an intimate acoustic setting, Norton Buffalo and Roy Rogers present a set of original tunes whose flavor suggests roots much further back in time. Aside from a few tasteful string parts, Roots is all about crisp finger-picked and slide guitar, Buffalo's earthy and expressive harmonica, and each artist's agreeably unpolished vocals. Their lyrics embrace traditional imagery, from saloon balladry to ramblin' songs. On "Trinity" the words sustain an especially rustic eloquence through multiple verses dedicated to visions of salvation. If retro affectation bothers you, it's best to imagine this session transpiring on some snowy night, within the glow of an iron stove at some crossroads general store. When heard on these terms, Roots can cast a spell to remember.
Billboard
Both artists are very much in sympathy with blues music, though the 13 original tracks...aren't limited by any obvious stylistic parameters.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/2002
  • Label: Blind Pig
  • UPC: 019148507722
  • Catalog Number: 5077
  • Sales rank: 200,503

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Rogers Primary Artist
Norton Buffalo Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Bass Harmonica
Jeremy Cohen Violin
Rich Girard Acoustic Bass, Upright Bass
Doug Harman Cello
James Henry Chimes, Conga, Shaker
Jimmy Sanchez Drums
Scoop McGuire Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Roy Rogers Producer
Norton Buffalo Producer, Engineer, Graphic Design, String Arrangements, Digital Artwork
Pete Carlson Engineer
Joel Jaffe Engineer, Pro-Tools
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
Allen Sudduth Engineer
Michael Hollyfield Production Art
Lisandro Flores Back Cover
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