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Call It a Day
     

Call It a Day

by Darin Aldridge
 
There's always been a certain connection between neo-traditionalist country and contemporary bluegrass. Both draw from earlier styles, but nonetheless make concessions to present-day tastes. Darin Aldridge is a case in point on Call It a Day. He surrounds himself with a crack bluegrass band, but often uses his tenor for smooth leads that have little to do with

Overview

There's always been a certain connection between neo-traditionalist country and contemporary bluegrass. Both draw from earlier styles, but nonetheless make concessions to present-day tastes. Darin Aldridge is a case in point on Call It a Day. He surrounds himself with a crack bluegrass band, but often uses his tenor for smooth leads that have little to do with Bill Monroe. This approach brings the right touch to songs like the title track and "How Could You Go," showing that Aldridge is fully capable of filling a sad song with heartache. He shows his kinship to his country counterparts by covering Vince Gill's "Pretty Words" and Skip Ewing's "Coast of Colorado," and also delivers a good version of Tim O'Brien's "Late in the Day." Aldridge, however, doesn't mind digging deeper into tradition either, nor does he mind adding a bit of that high lonesome sound. He includes religious material like "Stain Glass Tears," "Crying Holy," and "Will You Be Ready," and interestingly, it's on the latter songs that Aldridge gets closest to his bluegrass roots. Call It a Day also displays Aldridge's talent as a songwriter, from the instrumental "Abigail's Reel" to the jaunty title track. Call It a Day should please listeners whether they enjoy Top 20 bluegrass or long for the good old days.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
Pinecastle
UPC:
0755757650625
catalogNumber:
6506

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Performance Credits

Darin Aldridge   Primary Artist,Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Mandola,Vocal Harmony
Lou Reid   Tenor (Vocal)
Greg Luck   Fiddle,Guitar,Baritone (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Tim Stafford   Guitar
Greg Corbett   Banjo,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Jason Burleson   Banjo
Amanda Smith   Vocal Harmony
Billy Gee   Bass
Jaret Carter   Dobro
Chris Bryant   Banjo

Technical Credits

Skip Ewing   Composer
Max D. Barnes   Composer
Bruce Carroll   Composer
Vince Gill   Composer
Greg Luck   Engineer
Tim O'Brien   Composer
Tom Riggs   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Bob Murray   Art Direction
Michael Burgess   Composer
Lorne Rogers   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Darin Aldridge   Composer,Producer

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