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We Are All One
     

We Are All One

by Michael Falzarano
 
Rhythm guitarist Michael Falzarano is a member in good standing of the musical communities of Marin County, CA, and Woodstock, NY, which has brought him steady work with some of the better known musicians of those areas, including stints in latter day configurations of Hot Tuna and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. For his solo albums, of

Overview

Rhythm guitarist Michael Falzarano is a member in good standing of the musical communities of Marin County, CA, and Woodstock, NY, which has brought him steady work with some of the better known musicians of those areas, including stints in latter day configurations of Hot Tuna and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. For his solo albums, of which this is the third, he has no trouble getting his friends to sit in. Here, those friends include the late master fiddler Vassar Clements, in some of his final recordings ("It's My Own Fault," "Candy Man," "When There's Two There's Trouble"), Hot Tuna's (and Jefferson Airplane's) Jorma Kaukonen (lead guitar on "It's Just My Way"), Jefferson Starship's Pete Sears (piano on "It's Just My Way"), the New Riders' pedal steel player Buddy Cage ("New Shirt," "When There's Two There's Trouble," "To Let the Fire Die," "Gonna Power Down Now"), and the Band's Garth Hudson (keyboards on "Last Train Out"). The guests provide some of the instrumental highlights of the disc, but they are only icing on the cake. For the most part, Falzarano leads ensembles anchored by Harvey Sorgen or Ray Grappone on drums, Steve Rust or Pete Bennett on bass, Melvin Seals or Jon Marshall Smith on organ, and Jimmy Eppard or Kerry Kearney on lead guitar. His leadership consists of his sturdy songwriting and singing in a countryish, bluesy vein that will be familiar to fans of the Band and the groups of which he's been a member. His adequate voice is in the conventional rusty, adenoidal style, his tunes are blues and rock staples, and his lyrics touch on the misunderstandings of love and the need for universal brotherhood. The listener does not discover that Falzarano is an undiscovered major talent as a bandleader, but there seems little doubt that, if he were to venture out on a club tour with some of the sidemen who accompany him here, evenings of enjoyable music would result.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Woodstock Records
UPC:
0687241000268
catalogNumber:
26

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Performance Credits

Michael Falzarano   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Jorma Kaukonen   Guitar
Pete Sears   Piano
Vicki Bell   Background Vocals
Gary Burke   Drums
Buddy Cage   Pedal Steel Guitar
Frank Celenza   Bass
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Mike Dunn   Bass
Ray Grappone   Drums
Garth Hudson   Keyboards
Kerry Kearney   Guitar,Background Vocals
Melvin Seals   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Harvey Sorgen   Drums
Professor Louie   Piano,Background Vocals
Steve Rust   Bass
Klyph Black   Bass,Background Vocals
Jimmy Eppard   Guitar,Background Vocals
Charles Wolfe   Harmonica
Dave Castiglione   Saxophone
David Malachowski   Guitar
Eileen Murphy   Drums
Charlie Wolfe   Harmonica
Jon Marshall Smith   farfisa organ
Jimmy Fleming   Mandolin
Tom Circosta   Background Vocals
Miss Marie   Background Vocals
Kane Daily   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Chris Matheos   Bass
Tom Circosta   Background Vocals
Dave Castiglione   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
Vicki Bell   Engineer
Rev. Gary Davis   Composer
Michael Falzarano   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Kerry Kearney   Composer
Dave Cook   Engineer

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