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

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


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/19/1999
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351604125
catalogNumber: 6041
Rank: 91175

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nancy Blake   Acoustic Guitar,Cello,Track Performer
Tony Trischka   Banjo,Track Performer
Bill Keith   Banjo,Track Performer
John Doan   Track Performer,Harp Guitar
Brian Keane   Acoustic Guitar,Conductor,Hand Clapping,Track Performer
John Sebastian   Harmonica,Autoharp,Track Performer
Dan Barrett   Cello,Track Performer
Eric Weissberg   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Dobro,Mandolin,Track Performer
Jon Sholle   Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Lorraine Lee   Dulcimer,Track Performer
Peter Blue   Track Performer
David Cerutti   Viola
Kenny Kosek   Track Performer
Alan Feldman   Banjo,Cittern,Track Performer
Molly Mason   Acoustic Guitar,Hand Clapping,Track Performer,Acoustic Bass
Stacy Phillips   Guitar,Track Performer
Jay Ungar   Fiddle,Mandolin,Hand Clapping,Track Performer
John Whelan   Accordion,Track Performer
Vivian Israel   Cello
Gregor Kitzis   Violin
Sarah Adams   Viola
Carol Benner   Viola
Roxanne Bergman   Violin

Technical Credits

Nancy Blake   Arranger
Norman Blake   Contributor
Bill Keith   Arranger,Contributor
Joan Baez   Composer
John Doan   Arranger
Brian Keane   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
John Sebastian   Arranger
Eric Weissberg   Arranger
Jon Sholle   Arranger
Jim Emrich   Engineer
Alan Feldman   Arranger
Molly Mason   Arranger,Contributor
Joe Melotti   Orchestration
Scott Petito   Engineer
Stacy Phillips   Arranger
Benny Thomasson   Composer
Jay Ungar   Arranger
Public Domain   Composer
Briane Keene   Producer
Miller   Composer
Rupert Jones   Composer
Don Wallace   Orchestration,Orchestral Copyist

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