Seeing Things

Seeing Things

by Laurie Lewis
     
 

While previous albums have explored Lewis' prodigious fiddle talents and her ability to put a new spin on bluegrass music, Seeing Things zeroes in on her glorious voice and her ability to tell a story with it. Eight of the 11 tunes come from her pen; tunes like "The Refugee," "Kiss Me Before I Die," "Angel On His Shoulder," and "Bane and…  See more details below

Overview

While previous albums have explored Lewis' prodigious fiddle talents and her ability to put a new spin on bluegrass music, Seeing Things zeroes in on her glorious voice and her ability to tell a story with it. Eight of the 11 tunes come from her pen; tunes like "The Refugee," "Kiss Me Before I Die," "Angel On His Shoulder," and "Bane and Balm" all show tremendous growth as a writer, while the opening "Blues Days, Sleepless Nights" bears strong comparison to her best bluegrass work. Tom Russel's "Manzanar" (the story of a World War II Japanese POW), her duet with Cris Williamson on "Let the Bird Go Free" and the traditional "The Blackest Crow" set moods bleak, somber and ethereal. But mostly it comes down to Lewis' voice, an instrument of uncommon beauty, depth and versatility. This is one special album.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/1998
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661042827
catalogNumber:
610428

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laurie Lewis   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Tony Furtado   Slide Guitar
Kathy Kallick   Background Vocals,Gut String Guitar
Darol Anger   Strings,Violin
Cris Williamson   Background Vocals,Gut String Guitar
Todd Phillips   Acoustic Bass
Nina Gerber   Guitar
Rob Ickes   Guitar (Resonator)
Mike Marshall   Guitar
Sally Van Meter   Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Tom Rozum   Mandolin,Background Vocals,Gut String Guitar
Bradley Jaye Williams   Accordion
Billie Lee Lewis   Drums

Technical Credits

Kathy Kallick   Contributor
Laurie Lewis   Producer
Cris Williamson   Contributor
Rob Ickes   Contributor
Ken Lee   Mastering
Sally Van Meter   Contributor
Tom Size   Engineer

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