Same Old Place

Same Old Place

by NewFound Road
     
 
The secret weapon of NewFound Road is lead singer Tim Shelton, who comes powerfully out of the gate on the band's fifth album with his trademark rich, chesty baritone roar. It's a voice that would sound much more at home on a mainstream country album than it does in a bluegrass context, where a premium is usually placed on a sharper,

Overview

The secret weapon of NewFound Road is lead singer Tim Shelton, who comes powerfully out of the gate on the band's fifth album with his trademark rich, chesty baritone roar. It's a voice that would sound much more at home on a mainstream country album than it does in a bluegrass context, where a premium is usually placed on a sharper, thinner "high lonesome" sound. But NewFound Road easily counterbalance Shelton's country-ish vocals with hard-edged traditional bluegrass accompaniment, and on tracks like the gospel-inflected "Try to Be" and the richly soulful "Love Stay Away from Me," the result is a sound at once effortlessly modern and deeply traditional. The band's name was chosen back when NewFound Road focused exclusively on gospel material, and while they no longer limit themselves to that repertoire, it's still where they sound most at home. Notice how perfectly tight their a cappella harmonies are on "Give Me Jesus," and notice how they wisely resist the temptation to take "I Am the Man Thomas" too quickly and instead let the song's powerful lyrics and sweetly astringent chorus carry the song forward. There are lots of instrumentally virtuosic bluegrass bands out there, and lots of bands with fine singers, but very few that combine technique with taste in the way that NewFound Road does.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661060920
catalogNumber:
610609
Rank:
303751

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Performance Credits

NewFound Road   Primary Artist
Jim VanCleve   Fiddle,Strings,Vocals,Background Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Randy Barnes   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Baritone (Vocal),Upright Bass
Justin Moses   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Tim Shelton   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Williams   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Brandon Godman   Fiddle
Joe Booker   Mandolin,Baritone (Vocal),Mandola

Technical Credits

Larry Sparks   Composer
Ralph Stanley   Composer
Ronnie Bowman   Composer
Jerry Chesnut   Composer
David Hall   Engineer
Tim O'Brien   Composer
H. Smith   Composer
Tim Stafford   Composer
Carter Stanley   Composer
Norris Wilson   Composer
Robert K. Oermann   Liner Notes,Author
Randy Handley   Composer
Sonya Isaacs   Composer
John Saylor   Engineer
Jim VanCleve   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Becky Buller   Composer
Justin Moses   Composer
Tim Shelton   Composer
Sherrill Jennings   Composer
Josh Schilling   Composer
Josh Ragsdale   Composer
Graham Bramblett   Composer

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