Further Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions
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Performer: The Chieftains
Artist: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Emmylou Harris; Patty Loveless; Tim O'Brien; John Hiatt; Allison Moorer; Doc Watson
Distributor: Sony BMG
Notes: The Chieftains: Kevin Conneff (vocals, bodhran); Matt Molloy (flute); Paddy Moloney (tin whistle, Uillean pipes); Sean Keane (fiddle); Derek Bell (harp, keyboards, tiompan). Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jeff Hanna (vocals, guitar); Jimmy Ibbotson (guitar); Jerry Douglas (resophonic guitar); Bela Fleck (banjo); Jimmie Fadden (harmonica, drums); Edgar Meyer (bass). Additional personnel includes: John Hiatt (vocals, guitar); Tim O'Brien, Christopher Thile (vocals, mandolin); Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins (vocals, fiddle); Allison Moorer, Patty Loveless, Rosanne Cash, Ricky Skaggs (vocals); Jeff White (acoustic guitar, mandolin); John Leventhal (acoustic guitar); Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, Merle Watson (guitar); Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Caroline Lavelle (cello); Martin O'Connor (accordion); Matt Rollings (piano); Glenn Worf (upright bass); Kenny Malone, Shannon Forrest (drums); Caroline Goodgold, Deborah Lyons, Margaret Dorn, Teddy Thompson (background vocals). Includes liner notes by Robert K. Oermann. The successor to the phenomenally successful DOWN THE OLD PLANK ROAD, this mixed-bag collection of folk perennials and newer material features the same cast as the former album in much of the same folk-meets-country setting. A welcome result of the hugely successful O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? movie soundtrack, this pair of albums brought together the Chieftains and a plethora of country artists in a meeting of old and new worlds, a physical manifestation of the cultural cross-pollination that has been ongoing between Europe and America for centuries. Here, as on the former album, old-timers such as Doc Watson, Don Williams, John Prine, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band share equal time with such comparative newcomers as Allison Moorer and Patty Loveless, whose reading of "Three Little Babes" is a highlight. Sadly, FURTHER DOWN THE OLD PLANK ROAD features what was to be the last performance of Chieftains member Derek Bell, who died shortly after the album was completed.
Dirty Linen (4/04, p.53) - "[T]his one was well worth it, and provides interesting and challenging listening."
Led by Paddy Moloney on uilleann pipes and tin whistle, The Chieftains (along with The Clancy Brothers) have been one of the most influential Irish music groups of the latter 20th century years. Their adaptations of traditional Irish music and have made them a worldwide success. International superstars of traditional music, they've collaborated with artists from every conceivable genre, from Sting to Tom Jones, and have done more than anyone else to bring Celtic musical styles into the mainstream.
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