Back at the Quonset Hut

Back at the Quonset Hut

by Chuck Mead


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Back at the Quonset Hut

Chuck Mead has stayed busy since the break up of BR5-49. He's toured with members of the Mavericks as the Hillbilly All-Stars, taught at Vanderbilt University, and became the music director for the Tony-winning Broadway hit Million Dollar Quartet. He now leads the Grassy Knoll Boys, another roots rock outfit, but on Back at the Quonset Hut he left his Boys behind and assembled a bunch of studio pros who have been playing sessions since the '60s. Quonset Hut Studios once hosted sessions by George Jones, Patsy Cline, and other legends. Mead re-creates yesterday's hits with a bit of modern panache. The opener, Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball," features the Old Crow Medicine Show and tips its hat to the swing of Bob Wills with Chris Scruggs adding some tasty Leon McAuliffe-style fills on steel guitar. Bobby Bare joins in on "Hey Joe," a Carl Smith hit, while Jamey Johnson adds his gravelly baritone to a hard honky tonk take on the George Jones hit "You Better Treat Your Man Right," with fine twangy guitar from Mead. On his own, Mead is just as impressive turning in solid versions of Del Reeves' lascivious truck-drivin' classic "Girl on the Billboard," Carl Perkins' "Cat Clothes," Hank Williams' "Settin' the Woods on Fire" (sung in a high tenor that mirrors Williams' soulful yelp), and Johnny Horton's "Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor" (with solid piano work by Hargus "Pig" Robbins).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2012
Label: Ramseur Rec.
UPC: 0794504829709
catalogNumber: 482970
Rank: 16026

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Mead   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Bare   Vocals
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Bob Moore   Upright Bass
Carco Clave   Guitar
Martin Lynds   Drums
Elizabeth Cook   Vocals
Chris Scruggs   Guitar,Steel Guitar,screams
Willie Watson   Guitar,Vocals
Morgan Jahnig   Upright Bass
Jamey Johnson   Vocals
Mark Miller   Guitar,Vocals,Upright Bass
Cory Younts   Mandolin,Vocals
Ketch Secor   Fiddle,Harmonica,Vocals
Kevin Hayes   Guitjo
Wes Langlois   Guitar

Technical Credits

Johnny Paycheck   Composer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Gene Vincent   Composer
Harold Bradley   Tic Tac
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Walter Haynes   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Ray Rush   Composer
Edward Nelson   Composer
Bobby Austin   Composer
Scotty Harrell   Composer
Jimmy Work   Composer
Chuck Mead   Producer,Liner Notes
Tex Davis   Composer
Cliff Thomas   Composer
Eddie Hazelwood   Composer
Hank Mills   Composer
Bob McRee   Composer
Michael Janas   Producer
Ed Thomas   Composer
Jack Clark Smith   Composer

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