More Ultimate Pickin

More Ultimate Pickin


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More Ultimate Pickin

More Ultimate Pickin': The Best of Instrumental Bluegrass is exactly what it says: twenty bluegrass instrumentals, many of them familiar, picked with flourish. Even if one is less than knowledgeable about older folk and bluegrass fare, tracks like "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and "Amazing Grace" will be familiar. There are also solid versions of "Whiskey Before Breakfast," "Closer Walk with Thee," and "Goodbye Liza Jane." As one might expect, the arrangements for this pickin' fest include acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddles, dobros, mandolins, and bass. The arrangements and pacing vary from tune to tune, keeping these instrumentals from blending into one another. The personnel, bassist John Cowan, dobro player Rob Ickes, mandolinist Bobby Osborne, and banjoist Scott Vestal will be familiar to bluegrass fans from their recordings on Pinecastle and other record labels. More Ultimate Pickin' has a large caste of characters spread across these 20 tracks, which means that the album, unlike one by Jerry Douglas, is fairly anonymous. The players seem more focused on the melody than fancy licks, rendering these versions more pleasant than inspired (think bluegrass Muzak). Ultimately, the collection is enjoyable background music, perfect for a Sunday drive in the country or working in one's tool shed. For anyone who enjoyed the first volume of Ultimate Pickin', More Ultimate Pickin' delivers a fine successor.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/2007
Label: Pinecastle
UPC: 0755757116022
catalogNumber: 571160

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jesse McReynolds   Mandolin
Barry Bales   Acoustic Bass
John Cowan   Bass
Byron House   Bass
Rob Ickes   Guitar (Resonator)
Clay Jones   Guitar
Mark Schatz   Bass
Rickie Simpkins   Fiddle
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Scott Vestal   Banjo
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Mike Anglin   Bass
Wayne Benson   Mandolin
Charlie Cushman   Guitar
Phil Leadbetter   Guitar (Resonator)
Cody Kilby   Guitar
Randy Kohrs   Guitar (Resonator)
Jeff Autry   Guitar
Jim VanCleve   Fiddle
Ron Stewart   Fiddle
Jim Hurst   Guitar
Kristin Scott Benson   Banjo
Andy Leftwich   Fiddle,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Bob Murray   Illustrations
Traditional   Composer
Andrew Evans   Executive Producer

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