Old Home Place: Bluegrass and Old-Time Mountain Music

Old Home Place: Bluegrass and Old-Time Mountain Music


Few things surpass the importance of home in traditional folk and country music. The Old Home Place gathers 17 songs taken from the past recordings of Rounder Records' illustrious cadre of artists. Songs chosen from the catalogs of Jim & Jesse, J.D. Crowe, and Laurie Lewis…  See more details below


Few things surpass the importance of home in traditional folk and country music. The Old Home Place gathers 17 songs taken from the past recordings of Rounder Records' illustrious cadre of artists. Songs chosen from the catalogs of Jim & Jesse, J.D. Crowe, and Laurie Lewis run the gauntlet of old-time and bluegrass styles. The Nashville Bluegrass Band's version of A.P. Carter's "My Native Home" captures the lonesome feel of the lyrics, while the Cox Family brings their trademark harmony to bear on "Little Whitewashed Chimney." Ed Hamilton's classic "Lonesome Old Home" gets a fresh makeover from Longview, while "Home Is Where the Heart Is" receives a traditional rendering by Connie & Babe. The cumulative effect of this disc is comparable to listening to an hour of old favorites on the radio with no commercials. The album ends with Hazel Dickens' heartbreaking "Hills of Home," a song that captures the modern changes that overtook and scattered many rural households. There's a similar melancholy to "Auction at the Home Place" by the Dry Branch Fire Squad. Besides good music, The Old Home Place works as a mediation on "home" and what it means in a changing and uncertain world. Bluegrass and old-time fans, along with those who long for the old home place, will enjoy this collection.

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Release Date:
Rounder / Umgd


  1. Home Again  -  Livewire
  2. Letter to Home  -  IIIrd Tyme Out
  3. Old Home Place  - J.D. Crowe
  4. Who Will Watch the Home Place  - Laurie Lewis
  5. To Be Back Home Again  -  Spectrum
  6. Leaving This Land  - Suzanne Thomas
  7. My Native Home
  8. Little Whitewashed Chimney
  9. This Old House
  10. Home  -  Jim & Jesse
  11. Lonesome Old Home  -  Longview
  12. Home Is Where the Heart Is
  13. Auction at the Home Place
  14. Old Kentucky Home  -  Vern Williams Band
  15. Cheer of the Home Fires  -  Bill Grant & Delia Bell
  16. You Don't Have to Go Home  - Alecia Nugent
  17. Hills of Home  - Hazel Dickens

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Alison Krauss   Fiddle
Laurie Lewis   Fiddle,Vocals
Tony Rice   Guitar,Vocals
Ricky Skaggs   Fiddle,Mandolin,Viola,Tenor (Vocal)
Hazel Dickens   Vocals
Jimmy Campbell   Fiddle
James King   Vocals
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Vocal Harmony
Vic Jordan   Banjo
Blaine Sprouse   Fiddle
Mike Compton   Mandolin
Larry Rice   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Bill Grant   Vocals
Jesse McReynolds   Mandolin,Vocals
Vern Williams   Mandolin,Vocals
Robert Hale   Guitar,Vocals
Delia Bell   Vocals
Barry Bales   Acoustic Bass
John Benson   Mandolin
Cary Black   Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Ron Block   Banjo,Guitar
Kathy Chiavola   Vocal Harmony
Dudley Connell   Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Evelyn Cox   Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Suzanne Cox   Tenor (Vocal)
Willard Cox   Vocals
J.D. Crowe   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)
Steve Dilling   Banjo,Vocals
Dave Edmundson   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Pat Enright   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dick Erwin   Bass,Baritone (Vocal),Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Béla Fleck   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)
Jimmy Gaudreau   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Tommy Goldsmith   Guitar
Mike Hartgrove   Fiddle,Vocals
Mark Hembree   Bass
John Hisey   Banjo,Bass (Vocal)
Carl Jackson   Banjo,Guitar
Glenn Lawson   Guitar,Vocals
Mary Jo Leet   Guitar,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Keith Little   Banjo,Vocals
Jimmy Mattingly   Fiddle
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin
David McLaughlin   Mandolin
Peter McLaughlin   Guitar,Vocals
Jim McReynolds   Guitar,Vocals
Ed Neff   Fiddle
Alan O'Bryant   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal)
Tom Rozum   Mandolin,Vocals
Mark Schatz   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Acoustic Bass
Ricky Simkins   Viola
Bobby Slone   Bass
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Eddie Stubbs   Fiddle
Ernie Sykes   Bass,Vocals
Suzanne Thomas   Vocals
Ron Thomason   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Kevin Thompson   Acoustic Bass
Richard Underwood   Banjo
Scott Vestal   Banjo,Vocals
Cheryl Warren   Vocal Harmony
Marshall Wilborn   Bass
Delbert Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Andrea Zonn   Fiddle
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Roy Huskey   Bass
Wayne Benson   Mandolin,Vocals
Ray Deaton   Electric Bass,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Acoustic Bass,Low Vocals
Don Rigsby   Mandolin,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Larry Robbins   Bass
Joe Drumright   Banjo,Mandolin
Ben Isaacs   Bass
Connie Gately   Guitar,Baritone (Vocal)
Fred Gately   Bass
Randy Kohrs   Dobro
Bebe Lofton   Guitar,Tenor (Vocal)
Joe Mullins   Banjo
Russell Moore   Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Bobby Stone   Bass
Alecia Nugent   Vocals
Thayer Washer   Vocals
Red Roberts   Fiddle
Roger Williams   Dobro

Technical Credits

Bill Clifton   Composer
Stephen Foster   Composer
Hazel Dickens   Composer
Ian Anderson   Composer
Karla Bonoff   Composer
Bill Laswell   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Bill C. Malone   Liner Notes
Bill Grant   Composer
Robert Hale   Composer
Larry Cordle   Composer
McCoy Tyner   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Bobby Hardin   Composer
Carl Jackson   Composer
Mitch Jayne   Composer
Glenn Lawson   Composer
John Lydon   Composer
Larry Shell   Composer
David Sylvian   Composer
Dean Webb   Composer
Linda Williams   Composer
Thom Schuyler   Composer
Ed Hamilton   Composer
Stephen Malkmus   Composer
Jerry Salley   Composer
Connie Gately   Composer
Spiral Stairs   Composer
Kate Long   Composer
Jerome Clark   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Talley   Composer
Robin Williams   Composer

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