From My Hands

From My Hands

by Frank ChristianFrank Christian




When Frank Christian's song "Three Flights Up" appeared on Nanci Griffith's classic 1992 album Other Voices Other Rooms, most of the mass record-buying public was exposed to Christian's work for the first time. A legend among legends in folk circles, Christian has lent his songs and masterful guitar playing to albums by several bigger-name artists, but only sporadically records under his own name. From My Hands represents his best and most consistent work. Kicking off the album with his own version of "Three Flights Up," Christian, as is so often the case when songwriters are given a long-awaited chance to perform their own material, lends the song an emotional depth that others, including Nanci Griffith, frankly just aren't capable of matching. Not content to rest on his writing laurels, however, Christian devises guitar parts that are musical statements unto themselves, weaving in and out of the vocals and heightening the lyrics' emotional impact. The accompanying players, particularly bassist Peter Herbert and drummer/percussionist Jeff Berman, do a fine job of providing interesting support for Christian's subtle, often quirky material.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/1997
Label: Palmetto Records
UPC: 0753957201128
catalogNumber: 2011

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Christian   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Nanci Griffith   Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Balitsaris   Electric Guitar
Jeff Berman   Percussion,Vibes
Peter Abbott   Drums
Paul Adamy   Bass
Peter Herbert   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Garth Hudson   Accordion
Lee Satterfield   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kid Java   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Frank Christian   Songwriter
Matt Balitsaris   Producer
Michael McDonald   Engineer
Pat Metheny   Composer
Jeff Berman   Producer
Scott Ansell   Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Aaron Hurwitz   Engineer
Charlie Dos Santos   Engineer
A.T. Michael MacDonald   Engineer
Jay Gorney   Composer

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