The Bluegrass Album: Homecoming

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All Music Guide - J. Poet
During his career as a country singer, Joe Diffie always walked on the traditional side of the street, or maybe the long lonesome highway. He was known as a hit songwriter before he started his career as a country music singer, but before that he played in rock bands and gospel groups. He also spent six years touring and recording with a bluegrass band called Special Edition. When Rounder asked him if he'd like to make a bluegrass album he jumped at the chance. With Grammy-winning producer and engineer Luke Wooten at his side, Diffie assembled an impressive cast of super pickers like Rhonda Vincent, Alecia Nugent, Rob Ickes, and the Grascals, who add their chops to a new tune ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
During his career as a country singer, Joe Diffie always walked on the traditional side of the street, or maybe the long lonesome highway. He was known as a hit songwriter before he started his career as a country music singer, but before that he played in rock bands and gospel groups. He also spent six years touring and recording with a bluegrass band called Special Edition. When Rounder asked him if he'd like to make a bluegrass album he jumped at the chance. With Grammy-winning producer and engineer Luke Wooten at his side, Diffie assembled an impressive cast of super pickers like Rhonda Vincent, Alecia Nugent, Rob Ickes, and the Grascals, who add their chops to a new tune penned by Diffie and pal Shawn Camp, "It's Raining on Her Rubber Dolly Now." The song is a take on divorce with the kind of over the top emotion that often gives country a bad name, but Diffie's understated vocals and Jeremy Abshire's weeping fiddle strike the perfect balance between pathos and despair. He revives the shoulda-been hit "Tennessee Tea," a tune he wrote in his days with Special Edition, and takes it at a faster than light tempo. His phrasing on this ode to illegal drink suggests George Jones at his wooziest. Diffie settles down into a relaxed grove for a cover of Flatt & Scruggs' "Somehow Tonight" and pulls out all the emotional stops for Camp's "Lonesome and Dry as a Bone," the tale of a man mourning for his deceased lover without the aid of alcohol. There's not a weak track here, and Diffie's wailing lead vocals and name recognition will hopefully fan the fires of the current revival of interest in traditional bluegrass.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2010
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661064928
  • Catalog Number: 610649
  • Sales rank: 103,766

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Somehow Tonight (2:59)
  2. 2 Lonesome and Dry As a Bone (3:53)
  3. 3 Tall Cornstalk (2:48)
  4. 4 Fit For a King (4:12)
  5. 5 Route 5 Box 109 (3:58)
  6. 6 Rainin' On Her Rubber Dolly - The Grascals (2:55)
  7. 7 I Know How It Feels (3:40)
  8. 8 Tennessee Tea (2:52)
  9. 9 Free and Easy (3:01)
  10. 10 Stormy Weather Once Again (3:03)
  11. 11 'Til Death (4:29)
  12. 12 Hard To Handle (2:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Diffie Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Rhonda Vincent Background Vocals
Mike Compton Mandolin
Harley Allen Background Vocals
Rob Ickes Dobro
Carl Jackson Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Charlie Cushman Banjo
Mark Fain Bass
Sonya Isaacs Background Vocals
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar
Monica Stiles Background Vocals
Alecia Nugent Background Vocals
Bradley Walker Vocals
Michael L. Rogers Background Vocals
Joe Parker Diffie Background Vocals
James B. Stewart Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Earl Scruggs Composer
Joe Diffie Composer, Producer, Engineer
Otis Redding Composer
Larry Cordle Composer
Harley Allen Composer
Shawn Camp Composer
Carl Jackson Composer
Jim Rushing Composer
Patrick Murphy Engineer
Luke Wooten Producer, Engineer
Billy Joe Foster Composer
Kerry Kurt Phillips Composer
Matt Lindsey Composer
P.J. Fenech Engineer
Galen Griffin Composer
Jimmy Stewart Composer
Stevan Pippin Composer
Rusty Morrell Composer
Lonnie Levin Tillis Jr. Composer
Jon Wesiberger Liner Notes
Alvertis Bell Composer
Allen Jones Composer
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