Pickin' on Widespread Panic: A Bluegrass Tribute

Pickin' on Widespread Panic: A Bluegrass Tribute

by Pickin' On


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Pickin' on Widespread Panic: A Bluegrass Tribute

CMH has released a number of albums that give fans of the Grateful Dead, David Grisman, and a number of others an entirely new way to enjoy their favorite bands. Pickin' on Widespread Panic bursts out of the stalls with "Travelin' Light," an up-tempo romp with incredible guitar work by Brian Hillmann. Keeping within the jam band tradition, this instrumental unfolds for over six minutes, letting everyone -- fiddler, mandolinist, and banjo player -- have a piece of the action. Drummer Jenny Nixon, percussionist Chris Larson, and bassist John Marsh propel tunes like "Blue Indian" and "All Time Low" forward, making sure this music always has an unyielding foundation. Kenny Blackwell's mandolin kickoff on "Coconut," followed by a sassy violin lead by David Blackmon, hurls the piece into motion. Tracks like "The Take Out" and "Porch Song" are spiced up by dobroist Barry Waldrep. Pickin' on Widespread Panic utilizes three different bands to perform these songs, and this approach -- putting musicians together who are used to playing with one another -- works well. Widespread Panic fans will gladly find a spot for this mostly acoustic set among their extensive bootleg collections. Bluegrass fans, if they're the progressive sort, will find proper storage for Pickin' on Widespread Panic somewhere between their David Grisman and Vassar Clements CDs. With this tribute, everyone wins.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2001
Label: Cmh Records
UPC: 0027297860124
catalogNumber: 8601

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pickin' On   Primary Artist
Bill McKinley   Banjo
David Blackmon   Fiddle
Bill Bryson   Electric Bass
Kenny Blackwell   Guitar,Mandolin
Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger   Banjo,Dobro,Fiddle
Rick Carter   Acoustic Guitar
Barry Waldrep   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Mandolin
Bobby Miller   Mandolin
John Marsh   Bass
Stan Foster   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Kenny Blackwell   Producer
David Haerle   Executive Producer
Randy Hunter   Producer,Engineer
Rollin' in the Hay   Producer
Karrie M. Miller   Graphic Design
Billy Hume   Producer
Paul Diaz   Producer
Robert Hannon   Engineer
Sandee Curry   Executive Producer

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