Coming Down from Red Lodge

Coming Down from Red Lodge

by Peter OstroushkoPeter Ostroushko


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Peter Ostroushko is a master musician who just happens to love roots music in its many forms. This album, composed of ten pieces he wrote for his appearances on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion, is a perfect illustration of his breadth and instrumental virtuosity on both fiddle and mandolin. "(Peter's Most Excellent) Trip to Donegal" is an exercise in Irish music that's anything but by the numbers, his filigree decorations to the tune coming with great imagination and speed. "President George W. Bush's Hornpipe" is a comic construction, lurching drunkenly from phrase to phrase, but resolving itself in sprightly fashion. "Cashdollar Blues" takes him into the heart of American music, as does "Topanga Canyon Strut," although in a more countrified way. The only track that doesn't really work is "Hymn: Page 9/11," perhaps because the emotions involved remain too fresh to be put into notes. With that caveat, this is one of Ostroushko's best releases -- and that statement alone is no small praise, given his stature as one of the American greats.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2003
Label: Red House
UPC: 0033651017028
catalogNumber: 170
Rank: 73803

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Ostroushko   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Mandolin,Mandola
Pat Donohue   Guitar
Marc Anderson   Percussion
Greg Leisz   Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Dan Newton   Accordion
Andy Stein   Fiddle,Baritone Saxophone
Diane Tremaine   Cello
Arnie Kinsella   Percussion,Drums,cowbell
Gary Raynor   Bass
Dirk Freymuth   Bouzouki,Guitar
Joel Sayles   Bass

Technical Credits

Rick Cunha   Engineer
Peter Ostroushko   Producer,Liner Notes
Eric Peltoniemi   Executive Producer
Sam Hudson   Engineer

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