Beyond Nashville: The Twisted Heart of Country Music

Beyond Nashville: The Twisted Heart of Country Music



The rise of the so-called "No Depression" (named after the Carter Family song) alternative country movement in the 1990s coincided with commercial country's hard left turn into pop
ock territory. Less a reaction to the slick "hat acts" (Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, et al.) than an attempt to keep country's historical line pure and direct, the movement was invaluable in keeping traditional country music in the public consciousness at a time when radio simply wouldn't play it. A wonderful two-disc collection, Beyond Nashville charts the history of country from its varied roots in blues, folk, and gospel (Jimmie Rodgers, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie) through the golden era of Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell and the outlaw years of Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. The rock influx from the late '60s is represented by tracks from the Byrds, the Band, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. The second disc features young disciples like Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, and Lucinda Williams along with more experimental stuff from Sparklehorse, Lambchop, and Jim White, making Beyond Nashville an essential primer for a new/old and extremely vital genre.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2001
Label: Manteca
UPC: 0698458220523
catalogNumber: 205

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Performance Credits

Lead Belly   Track Performer
Taj Mahal   Track Performer
Jim & Jesse   Track Performer
Flatlanders   Track Performer
Lefty Frizzell   Track Performer
Merle Haggard   Track Performer
Emmylou Harris   Track Performer
George Jones   Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmie Rodgers   Track Performer
Woody Guthrie   Track Performer
Band   Track Performer
Byrds   Track Performer
Steve Earle   Track Performer
Flying Burrito Brothers   Track Performer
New Riders of the Purple Sage   Track Performer
Gram Parsons   Track Performer
Carl Perkins   Track Performer
Lucinda Williams   Track Performer
Giant Sand   Track Performer
Juliana Hatfield   Track Performer
Smog   Track Performer
Blind Boys of Alabama   Track Performer
Alejandro Escovedo   Track Performer
Junior Parker   Track Performer
Jim White   Track Performer
Hank Williams   Track Performer
Sparklehorse   Track Performer
Lambchop   Track Performer
Gillian Welch   Track Performer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Track Performer
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys   Track Performer
Handsome Family   Track Performer
Oh Susanna   Track Performer
Ryan Adams   Track Performer
Noahjohn   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Carter Family   Arranger
Johnny Cash   Arranger
Carl Perkins   Composer
Doug Sahm   Producer
Steve Berlin   Producer
John Chelew   Producer
Dave Fridmann   Producer
Larry Hirsch   Engineer
Mark Linkous   Producer
John Parish   Producer
Brian Paulson   Producer
Wendy Schneider   Producer
Gilly Sherill   Producer
Peter Weiss   Producer
Peter Norris   Producer
Max Reinhardt   Liner Notes
Son Volt   Producer
Paul Godfrey   Producer
Ross Godfrey   Producer
Willard Grant Conspiracy   Producer
Stacey Earle   Producer
Mark Stuart   Producer
Chris Goldsmith   Executive Producer
Blind Boys of Alabama   Arranger

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