Alice Gerrard, guitar, banjo, fiddle & vocals. Bobby Britt, fiddle. Gail Gillespie, banjo. Terry Lonergan, drums, & others.
Label: Tompkins Square. Format: CD.
UPC: 856225005050. Daedalus Item Code: 59111
(2015 Grammy Nominee for Best Folk Album) Widely beloved for her classic 1960s and 70s duet albums with Hazel Dickens, folk and bluegrass mainstay Alice Gerrard has elicited a 2015 Grammy ... (Read More)
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Quite possibly country music's most versatile band, Austin's Asleep at the Wheel shows its facility with down-home western swing on this 1992 anthology. The nine-time Grammy winners have a relaxed ... (Read More)
A big man with a sweet and ingratiating voice, Burl Ives struck his own path in the realm of folk and popular music. These 1940s–60s recordings are a fine overview of Ives's range, sampling his ... (Read More)
With his robust, percussive acoustic guitar sound and his husky, impassioned vocals, Richie Havens (1941–2013) was the archetypal firebrand folksinger. Culled from his late 1960s recordings, the ... (Read More)
Calling Tim Hardin (1941–80) a country/folk performer doesn't do justice to his unique style; it speaks volumes that his songs have been covered by the likes of Johnny Cash, Vince Guaraldi, Peggy ... (Read More)
Known as "the Storyteller" for his ability to set unforgettable tales to music, Tom T. Hall represents a vanishing tradition of country musicians who are equally adept at performing and songwriting. ... (Read More)
In these 1960s selections from Rural Rhythm's vast holdings of Americana music, six stellar fiddlers showcase their chops on a bevy of vintage country and bluegrass tunes. Clarence "Tater" Tate's ... (Read More)
Willie Nelson, Gretchen Wilson, Hank Thompson, Tracy Byrd, Buck Owens, Chris Wall, Reckless Kelly & others.
Label: Compadre Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 879645004014. Daedalus Item Code: 67280
Most songs tend to be about "good love gone bad," but as this consistently enjoyable anthology reminds us, alcohol has also served as a muse to many singer-songwriters. Some of these 15 tracks by ... (Read More)
A Grand Ole Opry stalwart and one of country's most highly-sought-after sidemen, Dale Potter was hailed as "the best all-round fiddler in the business" by Chet Atkins, and on these 1967 instrumental ... (Read More)
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Don Reno, banjo & vocals. Red Smiley, guitar & vocals.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353332327. Daedalus Item Code: 67406
For 14 years, banjoist Don Reno and guitarist Red Smiley constituted one of bluegrass's greatest collaborations. Certainly the duo was in peak form at the time of this 1957 live performance, ... (Read More)
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Earl Taylor, mandolin & vocals. Jim McCall, guitar & vocals. Tim Spradlin, banjo. Charles Haskins, bass.
Label: Rural Rhythm. Format: CD.
UPC: 732351018822. Daedalus Item Code: 67261
In 1958, the Stoney Mountain Boys were included on the first-ever bluegrass album, and the following year, they became the first such band to play at Carnegie Hall; that the group isn't more famous ... (Read More)