Lost Souls & Free Spirits: The Rebel Collection Old & New

Lost Souls & Free Spirits: The Rebel Collection Old & New

by Chris Jones & The Night DriversChris Jones & The Night Drivers


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He's not a household name in bluegrass circles like Bill Monroe or Flatt & Scruggs, and he's not a break-out darling of the roots-appreciation crowd like Ralph Stanley. But among the bluegrass cognoscenti, Chris Jones' name is spoken with something like reverence; not only is he a very fine rhythm and lead guitarist and a gifted songwriter, he is also one of the few bluegrass singers who has managed to forge a sound all his own while remaining firmly in the stylistic mainstream. Part of what makes his sound personal and unique is the fact that he sings in a low and mellow register -- more Jim Reeves than Del McCoury. But it's also in the emotional depth of his songs and the the way he takes straight-ahead instrumentation and arrangements and presses them into the service of chord progressions that are much more complex than you'll generally hear in bluegrass. This collection pulls together tracks from three albums he recorded for the venerable Rebel label between 1997 and 2000 (No One But You, Follow Your Heart, and Just a Drifter), plus three tracks from the self-released Cloud of Dust and three new recordings. The program consists mostly of Jones originals but also includes a few bluegrass and honky tonk classics, like the Delmore Brothers' "Nashville Blues" and the Louvin Brothers' lovely gospel song "Whispering Now" (not to mention the occasional slight oddity, such as the Gordon Lightfoot number "Ribbon of Darkness"). While longstanding fans will already own much of this material, Lost Souls & Free Spirits offers newcomers an excellent introduction to one of bluegrass music's richest talents.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2012
Label: Rebel Records
UPC: 0032511751829
catalogNumber: 7518
Rank: 74098

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers   Primary Artist
Tom T. Hall   Vocals
Mike Compton   Mandolin
Harley Allen   Tenor (Vocal)
Ron Block   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal)
Luke Bulla   Fiddle
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Ned Luberecki   Banjo,Muted Banjo
Andrea Zonn   Fiddle
Aubrey Haynie   Mandolin
Wayne Benson   Mandolin
Darrin Vincent   Bass,Tenor (Vocal)
Pam Gadd   Baritone (Vocal)
Paul Brewster   Tenor (Vocal)
Jon Weisberger   Bass
Homer Forbes   Vocal Harmony
Lori Forbes   Vocal Harmony
Mark Stoffel   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Ron Stewart   Fiddle
Sally Jones   Baritone (Vocal)
Jay Forbes   Vocal Harmony
Jesse Brock   Mandolin
Aaron Till   Fiddle,Tenor (Vocal)
Irl Hees   Bass,Tenor (Vocal)
Megan Lynch   Fiddle
Jeremy Garrett   Fiddle,Tenor (Vocal)
Mike Witcher   Dobro
Kent Blanton   Bass
Markie Sanders   Bass
Doug Knecht   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal)
Missy Werner   Baritone (Vocal)
Lisa Forbes   Vocal Harmony
Kevin Crampton   Percussion
Dan Tyminski   Mandolin

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer,Engineer
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Eddie Hill   Composer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Tim Stafford   Producer
Brent Truitt   Engineer
Darrin Vincent   Producer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Johnny Duncan   Composer
Jon Weisberger   Composer,Liner Notes
Sunny Russ   Composer
Vernon Claud   Composer
Ben Surratt   Engineer
Jerry Organ   Composer
Dixie Hall   Composer
Ronny Light   Engineer
Rich Adler   Engineer

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