VARIOUS 'DocFest'

VARIOUS 'DocFest'

  • $13.50


While conventional wisdom might say that you can’t go wrong playing Doc Watson songs & tunes, there is also the thought that it is a dangerous business, because who is going to match or beat the master at his own game? Not to worry though, as the Flatpicking Guitar Magazines’ label has another winner here that features 18 tracks by as many artist/duos, all of whom provide tasteful, beautifully played versions of songs & tunes associated with Doc & Merle Watson. Some of the most impressive cuts are by Kenny & Amanda Smith (OLD CAMP MEETIN TIME), Steve Kaufman & Roy Curry (RAINBOW), Chris & Sally Jones (A ROVIN’ ON A WINTER NIGHT), Jim Hurst & Missy Raines (DEEP RIVER BLUES), and Wyatt Rice & Tim Stafford (SALT CREEK/BILL CHEATHEM). A fair amount of the singing here does not live up to the quality of the pickin’, but there are still some lovely examples, like the cuts by the Smiths and Chris & Sally Jones. The notes also provide a lot of nice comments from the artists in tribute to one of great rural artists of our time. RECOMMENDED. THE LONG JOURNEY, BILLY IN THE LOW GROUND, OLD REUBEN, CRAWDAD SONG, COTTON EYED JOE, LITTLE SADIE, MATTY GROVES, SOUTHBOUND, etc.

Artists:

  • DOUG RORRER
  • STEVE KILBY
  • DIX BRUCE
  • JIM NUNALLY
  • KENNY SMITH
  • AMANDA SMITH
  • JIM HURST
  • MISSY RAINES
  • WYATT RICE
  • TIM STAFFORD
  • RUSHAD EGGLESTON
  • ORRIN STAR
  • RUSSELL SCHOLL
  • BRAD DAVIS
  • WHITEWATER
  • JOHN TINDEL
  • RST
  • DAVID GRIER
  • CHRIS JONES
  • SALLY JONES
  • BRAD DAVIS
  • DAN MILLER
  • STEVE KAUFMAN
  • ROY CURRY
  • ADAM GRANGER
  • CRAIG VANCE
  • CHRIS LESKE
  • STEVE POTTIER
  • BARRY SOLOMON
  • JOHN McGANN
  • CHRIS MOORE
  • JOE CARR
  • ALAN MUNDE
  • LARRY KEEL

Track Listing:

  • GONNA LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR- DOUG RORRER & STEVE KILBY
  • OLD REUBEN- DIX BRUCE & JIM NUNALLY
  • OLD CAMP MEETIN' TIME- KENNY & AMANDA SMITH
  • DEEP RIVER BLUES- JIM HURST & MISSY RAINES
  • SALT CREEK / BILL CHEATHUM- WYATT RICE, TIM STAFFORD & RUSHAD EGGLESTON
  • ALBERTA / BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND- ORRIN STAR & RUSSELL SCHOLL
  • TRAIN THAT CARRIED MY GIRL FROM TOWN- BRAD DAVIS & WHITEWATER
  • WAY DOWNTOWN- JOHN TINDEL & RST
  • COTTON EYED JOE- DAVID GRIER
  • A-ROVIN' ON A WINTER'S NIGHT- CHRIS & SALLY JONES
  • THE CRAWDAD SONG- BRAD DAVIS & DAN MILLER
  • RAINBOW- STEVE KAUFMAN & ROY CURRY
  • LITTLE SADIE- ADAM GRANGER
  • MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE- CRAIG VANCE & CHRIS LESKE
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG- STEVE POTTIER & BARRY SOLOMON
  • THE LONG JOURNEY- JOHN McGANN & CHRIS MOORE
  • SOUTHBOUND- JOE CARR & ALAN MUNDE
  • MATTY GROVES- LARRY KEEL & RUSHAD EGGLESTON