Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya

Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya

     
 

There's an interesting premise here. Follow two Virginia string band musicians, Danny Knicely and Tara Linhardt, as they travel through Nepal exploring the musical connections between the mountain music cultures of the Appalachians and the Himalayas. And maybe there is something about those jagged peaks andSee more details below

Overview

There's an interesting premise here. Follow two Virginia string band musicians, Danny Knicely and Tara Linhardt, as they travel through Nepal exploring the musical connections between the mountain music cultures of the Appalachians and the Himalayas. And maybe there is something about those jagged peaks and deep valleys that brings out certain kinetics and tone in the music, because these tracks sound bright and fresh, although they're way more Appalachia than Nepal. Appalachian string band standards like "Cluck Old Hen," "Little Liza Jane," and "Old Joe Clark" all take on a sort of joyously loping and galloping grace in the versions here. So yeah, mountain music from two different sides of the globe fits together in a kind of modal groove, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Geography to a musician really just means having a place to play, and musicians will always figure out how to get music out of whatever they're given, so that the two musical cultures mesh here isn't a shock. It's what musicians do, mountains or no mountains, and it's done quite nicely here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2012
Label:
Mountain Music Proje
UPC:
0804879261421
catalogNumber:
2614
Rank:
156810

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Trischka   Banjo
Curtis Burch   Dobro
Tim O'Brien   Fiddle,Vocals,Mandola,Vocal Harmony
Mark Schatz   Bass
Paul Brown   Banjo
Danny Knicely   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Riley Baugus   Vocals
Abigail Washburn   Vocals
Tara Linhardt   Guitar,Mandolin
Aaron Olwell   Wood Flute,Irish Flute
Jagat B. Gandharba   Bansuri,Madal
Ganesh Gandhari   Vocals,Madal
Buddhiman Gandharba   Jew's Harp,Vocals,Sarungi
Manoj Gandharba   Vocals,Madal

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Tim O'Brien   Liner Notes
Bill Wolf   Mastering
Traditional   Composer
Danny Knicely   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Jacob Penchansky   Engineer
Hari Devi Koirala   Composer
Buddhiman Gandharba   Arranger
Sanjeev Monga   Engineer
Phul Maya Gandharba   Composer
Manoj Gandharba   Arranger,Composer

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