There Ain't No Way Out

There Ain't No Way Out

by The New Lost City Ramblers


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There Ain't No Way Out

More than 20 years after the New Lost City Ramblers' last studio recordings, Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tracy Schwarz got back together for There Ain't No Way Out, a 26-track celebration of old-timey music, including bluegrass, yodel blues, spirituals, Cajun, and what is usually referred to generically as "folk" music. They haven't lost much of their edge, even if -- by their own admission -- there are younger, sharper players out there in the wake of the path they opened. Highlights include a sweetly sung "God's Gonna Ease My Troublin' Mind," A.P. Carter's "Anchored in Love Divine," the Dixon Brothers' "Weave Room Blues" (which has a Jimmie Rodgers sound to it), "Cumberland Gap," "Shady Grove," "Skip to My Lou," and "Crapshooters Hop." They still harmonize beautifully, their instruments sing even sweeter, and the advantages of modern recording aren't lost on this sharp body of music. The notes, featuring contributions by all three players, are exceptionally detailed and informative about their history, as well as that of the songs.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/1997
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074009826
catalogNumber: 40098
Rank: 112283

Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Lost City Ramblers   Primary Artist
Mike Seeger   Dobro,Fiddle,Harmonica,Mandolin,Autoharp,Cello,Ukulele,Vocals,Pan Flute/Pan Pipes,Slide Guitar,Fretless Banjo
John Cohen   Banjo,Guitar,Bass (Vocal)
Harry Rich   Fiddle
Tracy Schwarz   Fiddle,Guitar,Accordion,Rhythm Guitar,Stick,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Elmer Rich   Mandolin

Technical Credits

Mike Seeger   Contributor
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Composer
Alan Lomax   Engineer
Jimmy Martin   Engineer
Tracy Schwarz   Contributor
Bobby Read   Engineer
Charles Seeger   Engineer
Ray Alden   Engineer
M. Christian   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bart Reardon   Engineer
Frank Mailhes   Composer
Jabe Dillon   Composer
T.C. Ashley   Composer

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