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Song of the Hills: Instrumental Impressions of America's Heartland

  • 1. Tom Bigbee Waltz - Jay Ungar/John Sebastian/Molly Mason
    2. Water Is Wide, The - John Doan
    3. Midnight on the Water - Jay Ungar/Molly Mason
    4. Seneca Square Dance - Jay Ungar/Molly Mason/Peter Blue/Brian Keane
    5. Footprints in the Snow - Eric Weissberg/Kenny Kosek/Molly Mason/Stacy Phillips/Bill Keith/Tony Trischka
    6. Sweet Sunny South - Jon Sholle/Stacy Phillips
    7. Shenandoah - Brian Keane
    8. Greenwood Tree, The - Nancy Blake/Norman Blake
    9. Shady Grove - Dan Barrett/Kenny Kosek/Alan Feldman/Lorraine Lee
    10. Charles Giteaux - Nancy Blake/Norman Blake
    11. Man of Constant Sorrow - Eric Weissberg
    12. Darling Cora - Eric Weissberg
    13. When First Unto This Country - Jay Ungar/John Sebastian/John Whelan/Molly Mason
    14. Wagoner's Lad - John Sebastian
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6041

  • Credits
    ProducerBriane Keene; Brian Keane
    EngineerJim Emrich; Scott Petito; Brian Keane

    Personnel: Stacy Phillips (guitar); Eric Weissberg (acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin); Nancy Blake (acoustic guitar, cello); Molly Mason (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, hand claps); Brian Keane (acoustic guitar, hand claps); Jon Sholle (acoustic guitar); John Doan (harp guitar); Alan Feldman (banjo, cittern); Bill Keith, Tony Trischka (banjo); Lorraine Lee (dulcimer); John Sebastian (autoharp, harmonica); Jay Ungar (mandolin, fiddle, hand claps); Roxanne Bergman, Gregor Kitzis (violin); Carol Benner, David Cerutti, Sarah Adams (viola); Dan Barrett , Vivian Israel (cello); John Whelan (accordion).
    Audio Mixers: Jason Pierce; Jim Emrich; Phil Magnotti; Ron Bach; Brian Keane .
    Liner Note Author: Brian Keane .
    Recording information: Cedar House Studios, Arrington, TN (1995-1998); Dre (1995-1998); Little Big Feet Studio, Monroe, CT (1995-1998); Nevessa Recording Studio, Saugerties, NY (1995-1998).
    Editor: Keith Chirgwin.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Molly Mason; Norman Blake; Bill Keith.
    Arrangers: Eric Weissberg; Jay Ungar; John Doan; John Sebastian ; Jon Sholle; Alan Feldman; Molly Mason; Nancy Blake; Stacy Phillips; Bill Keith; Brian Keane .
    Featuring an all-star cast of traditional folk musicians including Eric Weisberg, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Tony Trischka, Norman Blake, and John Doan, Song of the Hills is composed of light and airy interpretations of old-time American music. Fiddle, flatpicked guitar, Dobro, and subtle orchestration run through most songs, giving a rich full sound on compositions ranging from spirituals to barn dances. Although the performances are clean and flawless, it is almost a shame to see such brilliant musicians slowed to a rather bland pace. While not for the most die-hard bluegrass and old-timey aficionados, the album is a gentle walk through pleasant versions of these comfortable tunes. ~ Zac Johnson

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (8-9/99, p.60) - "...this release brings together some fine American traditional musicians to celebrate Appalachian classics....these tracks are really quite beautiful..."
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