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Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown
1. Lately - Lucinda Williams
2. Poet Game, The - Ani DiFranco
3. Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home, The - Iris DeMent
4. Where Is Maria? - Ferron
5. Sleeper - Eliza Gilkyson
6. Ella Mae - Zo Brown/Constie Brown/Pieta Brown/Pieta Zoe & Constie Brown
7. Summer Evening - Gillian Welch
8. Small Dark Movie - Lucy Kaplansky
9. Spring and All - Mary Chapin Carpenter
10. Say a Little Prayer - Shawn Colvin
11. Early - Victoria Williams
12. Two Little Feet - Karen Savoca
13. Hey Baby Hey - Robin Lee Berry
14. Wash My Eyes - Leandra Peak
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 145
David Rawlings; Eliza Gilkyson; Neal Hagberg; Mabel Allbright; Gillian Welch; Jim Rooney; John Jennings; Karen Savoca; Larry Campbell; Lucinda Williams; Lucy Kaplansky; Marc Anderson; Pete Heitzman; Ani DiFranco; Pieta Brown; Bo Ramsey
David Rawlings; Eric Kilburn; Patrick Niemisto; Charlie McGovern; John Jennings; Mark Hallman; Mark Miller; Mark Nathan; Marty Lester; Patrick Brickel; Pete Heitzman; Rob Genadek; Ben Wittman; Brian Harrison
"Lately" (Lucinda Williams) was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
Personnel: Ani DiFranco (vocals, guitar, omnichord); Eliza Gilkyson, Gillian Welch, Iris DeMent, Lucinda Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, Pieta Brown (vocals, acoustic guitar); Victoria Williams (vocals, electric guitar, harmonium, background vocals); Karen Savoca (vocals, percussion); Mary Chapin Carpenter (vocals, background vocals); Leandra Peak, Shawn Colvin (vocals); Pete Heitzman (guitar); Rich Brotherton (acoustic guitar, National guitar); Neal Hagberg, Mark Howard (acoustic guitar); Dirk Freymuth, Shelley Jennings, Larry Campbell, Bo Ramsey, Robert McEntee (electric guitar); David Rawlings (lap steel guitar, background vocals); Jami Sieber (electric cello); Eric Kilburn (harmonica); Hans Teuber (bass clarinet); Glenn Wolff (acoustic bass); Gene Libbea, Roscoe Beck, Jason Mercer (upright bass); Glenn Fukunaga, Marty Ballou (electric bass); Don Heffington (drums, background vocals); Mike Levesque (drums); John Jennings (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Eric Kilburn; Patrick Niemisto; Charlie McGovern; John Jennings; Mark Hallman; Mark Miller ; Mark Nathan; Pete Heitzman; Ani DiFranco; Rob Genadek; Ben Wittman.
Audio Remasterer: David Glasser.
Liner Note Author: Eric Peltoniemi.
Recording information: "Holy Wah!" Studios, Maple City, MI; 7th Avenue Productions; Alcove Studio, Oneida, NY; Chaparral Bottoms Studios, Joshua Tree, CA; Congress House Studios, Austin, TX; Echo Bay Studios, New Hope, MN; Jack's Tracks, Nashville, TN; Nevada Nashville; The Petting Zoo, Iowa City, IA; The Rendering Plant, Nashville, TN; Wellspring Studios, Acton, MA.
Photographers: Frank Ockenfels; Mark Seliger; Pamela Springsteen; Marc Norberg; Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson; Chris Strother; Steve Paige; James Minchin; Marianne Moore; Albert Sanchez; Scott Newton; Pete Heitzman.
Modern folk singer-songwriter Greg Brown has an impossibly deep, husky voice that delivers songs full of gritty, earthy images dredged up from the Middle American underbelly. Ostensibly not the most likely candidate for an all-female tribute album until you notice the strong thread of compassion and enduring humanity, not to mention simple, effective melody, running through his work. Accordingly, some of the finest ladies contemporaneously working in the "Americana" genre chime in here.
Lucinda Williams delivers a moving, lost-love lament with heartbreaking ease. Country-folk songpoet Iris Dement, who would shortly wind up marrying Brown, takes on the country-icon tribute "The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home." Even with high-powered talents like Shawn Colvin, Victoria Williams, and Gillian Welch on hand, possibly the biggest compliment to Brown is how Ferron tackles "Where is Maria," given the fact that her own style was inspirational not only to that song, but to many in Brown's repertoire.
Yoga Journal (12/02, p.158) - "...Each singer negotiates a satisfying joint custody arrangement that repects the original vision of the song while expressing her own unique, personal aesthetic..."
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