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The organic dynamics between guitarist Ty Bennett and mandolin guru Chris Emerson are easily apparent despite having an extended cast behind them for support. Not a minute is wasted before the toe-tapping beats and basic "mountain music" atmosphere is communicated across. "Whatcha Gonna Say" eases the listener in before the gospel-tinged ramble on "Firemen," with some nimble fingerpicking and dexterity exhibited. Don Rigsby handles the lead vocals for the song, but it's a community effort throughout. The instrumentals are the crowning jewels of the record, with little to no overdubbing audible, just an excellent mix of banjo, mandolin, guitar, and fiddle. The opening notes of "Crooked Creek Road" indicate that the song should be the best of the lot, and it never disappoints, with Emerson and Bennett gently playing off each other superbly as Sammy Shelor does an admirable job on banjo. Only during "Betsy's Lullaby" does the pace shift toward a more classical arrangement, and the end result is a bit muddled. While the instrumentation and craftsmanship are excellent, the song doesn't grab the listener's attention like "Mercy Percy." "Wilkes County Breakdown" has an Irish hue to it in its melody over Barbara Lamb's fiddle. An impressive beginning for an impressive duo.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2001
Label: Votive Records
UPC: 0804964211225
catalogNumber: 2112
Rank: 168106


  1. Whatcha Gonna Say
  2. Firemen
  3. Rusty
  4. Little Jasper
  5. Crooked Creek Road
  6. Find Me
  7. Give Me a Minute
  8. Mercy Percy
  9. Betsy's Lullaby
  10. Thing's I've Got to Pay
  11. Wilkes County Breakdown
  12. Just So You'll Know
  13. [Untitled Track]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Candlewyck   Primary Artist
Tony Furtado   Banjo
David Grier   Guitar
Jim Brock   Percussion
Michael Fath   Classical Guitar
Shawn Lane   Fiddle,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Tom Adams   Banjo
Larry Rice   Mandolin
Barbara Lamb   Fiddle
Terry Baucom   Banjo
John Carlini   Acoustic Guitar
John Cowan   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Joe Craven   Fiddle
Dan Crawford   Piano
Steve Dilling   Banjo
Sammy Shelor   Banjo
Rickie Simpkins   Fiddle
David Johnson   Banjo,Bass,Dobro,Steel Guitar
Don Rigsby   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Wesley Tuttle   Mandolin
Tony Creasman   Drums
Mark Fain   Bass
Tim Gordon   Soprano Saxophone
Jason Burleson   Banjo
Russell Moore   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Hurst   Guitar
Kenny Smith   Guitar
Tim Cashion   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Chris Emerson   Mandolin,Electronic Mandolin
Ty Bennett   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Jack Lawrence   Guitar

Technical Credits

Scott Harlan   Engineer
Dave Puryear   Engineer
Art Bordeaux   Producer
Candlewyck   Producer
Ty Bennett   String Arrangements

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