The Room Over Mine

The Room Over Mine

by Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass


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Very few bluegrass musicians get to enjoy the kind of apprenticeship that Dan Paisley experienced as he was coming up: 32 years as a sideman to his father, the legendary Bob Paisley. After the elder Paisley's passing in 2004, his son and the remaining bandmembers eventually decided to carry on both the band's activities and its name. This album is the second recorded product of that decision, and it does indeed continue the tradition of straight-ahead, hard-edged traditional bluegrass that was Bob Paisley's strength. Dan Paisley's voice is suitably reedy and high-pitched, but it also has a graininess and lower-frequency resonance that sets it apart somewhat from the bluegrass mainstream. The songs are, for the most part, well-selected: after a slightly disastrous opening (Chris Stuart's tear-jerking "Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away" is shameless even by bluegrass standards), the program settles into a pleasing groove, and includes such fine selections as Little Jimmy Dickens' regretful "Another Bridge to Burn," the band's own adaptation of the string band classic "Sally Ann," and the Porter Wagoner composition "I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name" (notice the way the walking bassline powers that song forward without making it sound any less like bluegrass). Everything is played with fire and conviction. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2008
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661058927
catalogNumber: 610589
Rank: 216929

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass   Primary Artist
Bobby Lundy   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)
Michael Paisley   Bass Guitar
Josh Daniels   Guitar

Technical Credits

Alison Krauss   Author
Marty Robbins   Composer
Eddie Noack   Composer
Charlie Monroe   Composer
Charlie Moore   Composer
Joseph Allen   Composer
Dudley Connell   Author
Harlan Howard   Composer
Ken Irwin   Producer
Jim Robeson   Engineer
Chris Stuart   Composer
Deion Lay   Composer
Larry Roll   Composer
Lee Emerson   Composer
Ivan Rosenberg   Composer

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