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Nashville Sessions

The Nashville Sessions

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by Leftover Salmon
Those who don't pay attention to the jam band underground may be excused for wondering why such luminaries as Del and Ronnie McCoury, Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jo-El Sonnier,


Those who don't pay attention to the jam band underground may be excused for wondering why such luminaries as Del and Ronnie McCoury, Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jo-El Sonnier, Jerry Douglas, Lucinda Williams, and Waylon Jennings appear on an album by Leftover Salmon, but those in the know will be aware of the Colorado act's burgeoning reputation. Throughout the '90s, the group quietly built up a following with a series of solid records and constant touring. By the end of the decade, they had become a popular cult band and were on a major label, which gave them the opportunity to record the star-studded Nashville Sessions. Every song on the album features a duet of some sort, and producer Randy Scruggs was able to secure the big names, which certainly gives the album character. Still, the set wouldn't be much more than glorified stunt casting if it didn't give Leftover Salmon an opportunity to flex their muscles, to illustrate how far they've come over the years. Not only are they working with strong material (something that hasn't always happened on their previous albums), but Scruggs keeps things clean and simple, putting the spotlight on the music itself. Throughout it all, Leftover Salmon successfully keep pace with their heavyweight guests and, in the process, they turn in the most charming album of their career to date.

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Release Date:
Hollywood Records

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Performance Credits

Leftover Salmon   Primary Artist
Taj Mahal   Dobro,Vocals,Track Performer
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Track Performer
Del McCoury   Vocals,Track Performer
Earl Scruggs   Banjo,Track Performer
Sam Bush   Fiddle,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Waylon Jennings   Vocals,Track Performer
Jo-El Sonnier   Accordion,Track Performer
Lucinda Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
John Bell   Vocals,Slide Guitar
Jeff Coffin   Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer
John Cowan   Vocals,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Béla Fleck   Banjo,Track Performer
Jeff Hanna   Cymbals,Washboard,Track Performer
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin
Sally Van Meter   Dobro,Slide Guitar,Track Performer
John Popper   Harmonica
Randy Scruggs   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Reese Wynans   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Track Performer
Drew Emmitt   Mandolin,Vocals
Vince Herman   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Todd Park Mohr   Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Mark Vann   Banjo,Dobro
Tye North   Bass
Mark Van   Banjo,Dobro
Jeff Sipe   Percussion,Drums,Snare Drums

Technical Credits

Marty Robbins   Composer
Lucinda Williams   Composer
Leftover Salmon   Arranger,Producer
John Bell   Arranger
Charles Morris   Executive Producer
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
Randy Scruggs   Producer
James Tuttle   Engineer
John Seymour   Engineer
Wendy Sherman   Art Direction
Eric Conn   Mastering Editor
Mike Frederick   Cover Illustration
Bradley Koop   Engineer

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The Nashville Sessions 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Nashville Sessions is an interesting album. It combines the talents of many artists that normally may not be associated with Leftover Salmon. Their unique sounds combine to create an excellent piece of work. The song variety on The Nashville Sessions is great. There are hints of reggae, blues, country, bluegrass, and folk music all which combine to form the unique sound that Leftover fans all know and love. The Nashville Sessions definitely falls under the category of Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass, which is what the bands self-proclaimed style of music.