Slidin' Home

Slidin' Home

by John Starling and Carolina Star


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Slidin' Home

One of acoustic music's most affecting vocalists, John Starling is reunited here with two of his original partners in the legendary progressive bluegrass quintet the Seldom Scene, with which he made his bones: namely, the redoubtable guitarist Mike Auldridge (who makes every record on which he appears better for his presence) and bassist Tom Gray (ditto). This trio is supported on its ten-track debut by, notably, bluegrass giant Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin, bouzouki), the estimable songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Jon Randall, and fiddler Rickie Simpkins. They work their way gracefully through songs ranging from a breezy rendition of Jimmie Rodgers's "Waitin' for a Train" to a stately reading of the Gram Parsons-Emmylou Harris plea "In My Hour of Darkness" (with harmony vocals by Emmylou herself), as well as a terse, laconic take of Lowell George's "Willin' " and Gillian Welch's acutely observed "The Riverboat Song," rendered as a casual country shuffle. A couple of spirited instrumentals are electrifying interludes amid these songs of trial and tribulation, especially Ricky Skaggs' buoyant "Irish Spring," which is the perfect setup for the closing "Prayer for My Friends," an eloquent coda to a rich musical journey.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/2007
Label: Rebel Records
UPC: 0032511182029
catalogNumber: 1820
Rank: 98738

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Starling and Carolina Star   Primary Artist
Mike Auldridge   Bass,Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Guitar (Resonator),Vocal Harmony
John Starling   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Vocal Harmony
Larry Stephenson   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Jimmy Gaudreau   Mandolin,Mandola,Bazouki,Vocal Harmony
Tom Gray   Bass,Upright Bass
Rickie Simpkins   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Pete Wasner   Wurlitzer
Jon Randall   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Ricky Skaggs   Composer
John Starling   Producer
Emmylou Harris   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
Lowell George   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Jimmy Gaudreau   Composer
George Massenburg   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Roger Rasnake   Composer
Rickie Simpkins   Composer
Gillian Welch   Composer
Christopher Kornmann   Art Direction
Jeff Barbra   Composer
Sarah Pirkle   Composer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of John Starling's for years now and to have him back with his old friends of the Seldom Scene makes it all complete. I highly recommend this album, HIGHLY!