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Sorrow Be Gone
     

Sorrow Be Gone

by The Loose Acoustic Trio
 
The Loose Acoustic Trio revive a number of traditional folk styles with a new twist. In the group's performances, one can hear elements of old-timey country, bluegrass, Cajun, and jug band music as the bandmembers wield their primary instruments (Ken Cooper's guitar and mandolin, Richie Lawrence's accordion,

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The Loose Acoustic Trio revive a number of traditional folk styles with a new twist. In the group's performances, one can hear elements of old-timey country, bluegrass, Cajun, and jug band music as the bandmembers wield their primary instruments (Ken Cooper's guitar and mandolin, Richie Lawrence's accordion, Steve O'Neill's bass) and are joined by guests who add jug, musical saw, tuba, fiddle, Jew's harp, washboard, and snare drum here and there. The trio has a distinct sense of humor without being an outright comedy act; consider, for example, the cover of the Who's "Pinball Wizard," which is set, more or less, to the tune of "The Wabash Cannonball." They can also turn serious, as they do on the title song, which enumerates various causes of sorrow in the world, among them the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina. Most of the time, however, they are earnest and lightly entertaining as they demonstrate a mastery of musical styles that predate the players by many decades. Anyone who enjoyed the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and wondered if any contemporary performers were playing music like that is encouraged to seek out this band.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2008
Label:
Big Book Records
UPC:
0094922916266
catalogNumber:
15

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Performance Credits

Loose Acoustic Trio   Primary Artist
Robert Armstrong   Jug,Saw,Guest Appearance
Joe Craven   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Richie Lawrence   Accordion,Vocals
Washboard Chaz Leary   Washboard
Paul Lacques   Jew's Harp,Guest Appearance
Shawn Nourse   Snare Drums,Guest Appearance
Ken Rabiroff   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Keith Cary   Tuba,Guest Appearance
Mark "Guitar" Miller   Snare Drums,Guest Appearance
Rita Hosking   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Ken Cooper   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Guitjo,Guitar (Resonator)
Steve O'Neill   Bass,Trumpet,Bass Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Pete Townshend   Composer
Dana Gumbiner   Engineer
Steve O'Neill   Engineer,Horn Arrangements

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