BILL EMERSON 'Home Of the Red Fox'     REB-1651-CD

BILL EMERSON 'Home Of the Red Fox' REB-1651-CD

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Surrounding himself with top-notch musicians and with excellent tunes, the influential and highly respected Emerson demonstrates his immaculate taste and consummate technical ability on the 5-string banjo on this neat all instrumental recording. Tony Rice's guitar work and Jerry Douglas' dobro are particularly outstanding and get plenty of play without stealing the show. Rice --who takes lovely breaks on just about every tune --referred to this record as "magic" in his recent biography "Still Inside". Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin), Jim Buchanan (fiddle), and Mark Schatz (bass) also contribute nicely to a well-textured, full bodied sound. Happily, Emerson has included solid new recordings of his standout older pieces that have become standards over the years, SWEET DIXIE and THEME TIME. The other 8 tunes are all Emerson originals and good vehicles for his straight, driving Scruggs-style. A brilliant record.

Artists:

  • BILL EMERSON
  • TONY RICE
  • JIMMY GAUDREAU
  • MARK SCHATZ
  • JERRY DOUGLAS
  • JIM BUCHANAN

Track Listing:

  • HOME OF THE RED FOX
  • OLD TIMES IN VIRGINIA
  • APPALACVHIANA
  • STONEWALL COUNTRY
  • COWBOYS AND INDIANS
  • THEME TIME
  • SWEET DIXIE
  • DOWN TO THE WIRE
  • WELCOME TO NEW YORK
  • TRAIL DUST