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Threesome Reel
     

Threesome Reel

by Stuart Martz
 
Writers have the tendency to generously cite Richard Thompson and Mark Knopfler as influences when describing hot-shot guitarists. Rarely are upstart axemen able to live up to the standard of such legends. But Stuart Martz can. Not only is his technique and execution on par with those two, he delivers in a way that Thompson and Knopfler

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Writers have the tendency to generously cite Richard Thompson and Mark Knopfler as influences when describing hot-shot guitarists. Rarely are upstart axemen able to live up to the standard of such legends. But Stuart Martz can. Not only is his technique and execution on par with those two, he delivers in a way that Thompson and Knopfler will never be able to. Martz plays a mean fiddle as well. Threesome Reel is the debut from this Minneapolis Celtic rock three-piece. Joining Martz are percussionist Matt Jocobs and bassist John Wright (along with guest musicians on flute, pipes, etc.), and these guys are tight! The opening instrumental "Scotland the Brave/Atholl Highlander" is akin to an electrified Strict Tempo-era Thompson. Fairport Convention likenesses (with and without Sir Richard) crop up intermittently, which is only indicative of the Martz Band's expertise and command of their craft, not a statement about their originality. There are plenty of moments of creativity and humor here; a seemingly innocuous disco beat gradually unfolding in the Eastern European-tinged "Frealach/Sota" (and apparently going nowhere) suddenly explodes into a 15-second flashback to the '70s disco culprit "The Hustle" (which could also have been worked into "The Musical Priest" three cuts later). The Martz original "Folked in the Head" is good for a couple of laughs too. "Anachie Gordon" and "Banks of the Ponchartrain" provide nice touches and allow rest for the otherwise nonstop toe-tapping that will surely occur when listening to Threesome Reel.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/1997
Label:
ATOMIC THEORY
UPC:
0042063113228
catalogNumber:
1132

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Performance Credits

Stuart Martz   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Violin,Electric Guitar,Vocals
John Wright   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Matt Jacobs   Dumbek,Conga,Timbales,Bodhran,Trap Kit
Norton Lawellin   Percussion,Bells,Rainstick
Pat Broaders   uillean pipes
Mark Stillman   Accordion
Sean Conway   Flute

Technical Credits

Johnny Hanson   Cover Design
Stuart Martz   Arranger,Producer,Contributor,Adaptation
Norton Lawellin   Engineer
Romeo Azar   Cover Design
Tim Bradach   Executive Producer

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