Song of the Hills: Instrumental Impressions of America's Heartland

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Featuring an all-star cast of traditional folk musicians including Eric Weisberg, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Tony Trischka, Norman Blake, and John Doan, Song of the Hills is composed of light and airy interpretations of old-time American music. Fiddle, flatpicked guitar, Dobro, and subtle orchestration run through most songs, giving a rich full sound on compositions ranging from spirituals to barn dances. Although the performances are clean and flawless, it is almost a shame to see such brilliant musicians slowed to a rather bland pace. While not for the most die-hard bluegrass and old-timey aficionados, the album is a gentle walk through pleasant versions of these comfortable...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Featuring an all-star cast of traditional folk musicians including Eric Weisberg, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Tony Trischka, Norman Blake, and John Doan, Song of the Hills is composed of light and airy interpretations of old-time American music. Fiddle, flatpicked guitar, Dobro, and subtle orchestration run through most songs, giving a rich full sound on compositions ranging from spirituals to barn dances. Although the performances are clean and flawless, it is almost a shame to see such brilliant musicians slowed to a rather bland pace. While not for the most die-hard bluegrass and old-timey aficionados, the album is a gentle walk through pleasant versions of these comfortable tunes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/1999
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351604125
  • Catalog Number: 6041

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tom Bigbee Waltz - Jay Ungar (2:52)
  2. 2 The Water Is Wide (4:47)
  3. 3 Midnight On The Water (4:43)
  4. 4 Seneca Square Dance - Jay Ungar (3:11)
  5. 5 Footprints In The Snow (4:48)
  6. 6 Sweet Sunny South - Stacy Phillips (4:34)
  7. 7 Shenandoah - Brian Keane (4:02)
  8. 8 The Greenwood Tree (1:52)
  9. 9 Shady Grove - Alan Feldman (6:16)
  10. 10 Charles Giteaux (2:11)
  11. 11 Man Of Constant Sorrow (3:40)
  12. 12 Darling Cora (3:36)
  13. 13 When First Unto This Country - John Whelan (3:15)
  14. 14 Wagoner's Lad (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nancy Blake Acoustic Guitar, Cello, Track Performer
Tony Trischka Banjo, Track Performer
Bill Keith Banjo, Track Performer
John Doan Track Performer, Harp Guitar
Brian Keane Acoustic Guitar, Conductor, Hand Clapping, Track Performer
John Sebastian Harmonica, Autoharp, Track Performer
Dan Barrett Cello, Track Performer
Eric Weissberg Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Dobro, Mandolin, Track Performer
Jon Sholle Acoustic Guitar, Track Performer
Lorraine Lee Dulcimer, Track Performer
Peter Blue Track Performer
David Cerutti Viola
Kenny Kosek Track Performer
Alan Feldman Banjo, Cittern, Track Performer
Molly Mason Acoustic Guitar, Hand Clapping, Track Performer, Acoustic Bass
Stacy Phillips Guitar, Track Performer
Jay Ungar Fiddle, Mandolin, Hand Clapping, Track Performer
John Whelan Accordion, Track Performer
Vivian Israel Cello
Gregor Kitzis Violin
Sarah Adams Viola
Carol Benner Viola
Roxanne Bergman Violin
Technical Credits
Nancy Blake Arranger
Norman Blake Contributor
Bill Keith Arranger, Contributor
Joan Baez Composer
John Doan Arranger
Brian Keane Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Orchestration, Mastering
John Sebastian Arranger
Eric Weissberg Arranger
Jon Sholle Arranger
Ron Bach Digital Editing
Jim Emrich Engineer
Alan Feldman Arranger
Molly Mason Arranger, Contributor
Joe Melotti Orchestration
Scott Petito Engineer
Stacy Phillips Arranger
Benny Thomasson Composer
Jay Ungar Arranger
Mark Wilder Mastering
Public Domain Composer
Briane Keene Producer
Miller Composer
Rupert Jones Composer
Don Wallace Orchestration, Orchestral Copyist
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