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Songs from the Mountain
     

Songs from the Mountain

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by Tim O'Brien
 
Songs from the Mountain is a CD inspired by author Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain at 1999's MerleFest, and backed by an all-star band of bluegrass musicians like Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell and John Herrmann.

Overview

Songs from the Mountain is a CD inspired by author Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain at 1999's MerleFest, and backed by an all-star band of bluegrass musicians like Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell and John Herrmann.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2002
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891395227
catalogNumber:
3952
Rank:
70843

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tim O'Brien   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Pete Wernick   Vocals
Nick Forster   Guitar
Ronnie McCoury   Vocals
Mollie O'Brien   Vocals
Dirk Powell   Banjo,Fiddle,Piano
Charles Sawtelle   Guitar
Andrea Zonn   Vocals
John Herrmann   Banjo,Mandolin,Vocals
Glen Zankey   Vocals
Nick Forester   Guitar,Track Performer
Charles Frazier   Narrator

Technical Credits

Tim O'Brien   Producer
Dirk Powell   Song Notes
James Tuttle   Engineer
Bradley Hartman   Engineer
Kit Swaggert   Art Direction,Illustration Concept

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Songs from the Mountain 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
It's been a long time since I read Cold Mountain. This CD uses the novel as a jumping off place to explore Appalachian music. It has a mournful old time air. Tim O'Brien is one of the most versatile folk and bluegrass practitioners around.If you like this CD, try his earlier The Crossing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a fine CD. Lively playing, soulful singing, and skilled arrangements. I've listened to this CD dozens of times and it never fails to please. If you have the slightest interest in Americana, or any acoustic music, buy it. I listened to a friend's copy and loved it so much I had to buy my own. You simply have to hear "Hard Times," "Blackest Crow," and "Jack of Diamonds." And if "Washington's March" and "Bonaparte's Retreat" don't make you want to get up and dance -- check your pulse.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the music you hear backstage at the bluegrass festivals, or in the parking lots, or in between the cottonwoods and pine trees. Stripped down, simple, and musically clean. This is music which we sort of remember from somewhere, like the scenes of home in "Cold Mountain." And who better to tell us this story than Dirk Powell, Tim O'Brien, and John Herrmann? Recommended for those who are digging deeper into grassroots musical traditions, beyond the commercial nonsense. This recording precedes "O Brother Where Art Thou" by two years, and is just as important.