by Redbird

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Put three very diverse singer/songwriters together and try to make them into a group, and you could be looking at a recipe for disaster. Egos, ideas, and experiences all enter the mix. It's remarkable, then, that Redbird sound so cohesive, given that Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey all have established individual careers. It helps, perhaps, that they've worked out most of the problems touring together before venturing in the studio, and that they keep the focus on songs by others rather than their own material. And quite a range it is, opening with Greg Brown's evocative "Ships" before slipping into a gentle take on the standard "Moonglow." Almost inevitably, there's a Dylan cover ("Buckets of Rain"), but a few choices surprise, like R.E.M.'s "You Are the Everything" and the traditional "Down By the Sally Garden." It's very acoustic record, as befits its participants. They trade off vocals, and pick sweetly on Mulvey's "Ithaca," where Delmhorst offers some lovely mournful slide (and fiddle on Willie Nelson's rolling "I Gotta Get Drunk"). It's a record made by people who sound like they genuinely enjoy playing together (which can't be said for many groups), and who've found strong common ground. And finishing with Tom Waits' plaintive "Hold On" is a masterstroke.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2005
Label: Signature Sounds
UPC: 0701237129129
catalogNumber: 1291
Rank: 50137

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Redbird   Primary Artist
Peter Mulvey   Vocals,Slide Guitar,Papoose
David "Goody" Goodrich   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Papoose,Group Member
Kris Delmhorst   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Papoose,Group Member
Jeffrey Foucault   Guitar,Vocals,Papoose,Group Member

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Greg Brown   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Tom Waits   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Peter Buck   Composer
Paul Cebar   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Mike Mills   Composer
Michael Stipe   Composer
Joe Stuart   Composer
Bill Berry   Composer
Peter Mulvey   Composer
David "Goody" Goodrich   Composer
Kris Delmhorst   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ry Cavanaugh   Composer
Jeffrey Foucault   Composer
Alexander Wilson   Cover Art
William Butler Yeats   Composer

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