TONY RICE 'Church Street Blues'
An older, but superb album of twelve songs and tunes that beautifully showcases the talents of Rice, both vocally and instrumentally. As always, his guitar picking is flawless, tasteful and imaginative throughout. This is basically a solo album, though brother Wyatt Rice plays rhythm guitar on 4 of the 12 tracks. It's a fine selection of material, with songs like LAST THING ON MY MIND, WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD, HOUSE CARPENTER, ORPHAN ANNIE and the title cut, as well as three sparkling instrumentals in CATTLE IN THE CANE, JERUSALEM RIDGE and THE GOLD RUSH. Great stuff!