THE CHIEFTAINS 'Down The Old Plank Road/ The Nashville Sessions'

THE CHIEFTAINS 'Down The Old Plank Road/ The Nashville Sessions'

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Recorded event type albums with all sorts of Bluegrass guests are obviously in vogue now, thanks in large part to the sucess of O'Brother and the Down From The Mountain tour. Happily this one is quite successful. Leader and producer Paddy Maloney guides this famous 5-member Irish band as it works in varying degrees with a number of outstanding acoustic artists. They have the sense and good judgement to stay well in the background on some cuts, but join the proceedings in full force on others. It's all tastefully done, and those who like a bit of Irish flavor (pipes, fiddle, flute, harp, etc.) should thoroughly enjoy this. There are very nice cuts by Vince Gill (DARK AS A DUNGEON), Ricky Skaggs' band (CINDY), Del McCoury (RAIN AND SNOW) and Earl Scruggs/Glen Duncan (SALLY GOODIN), plus knock out vocals by Martina McBride on I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT and Gillian Welch/David Rawlings on KATIE DEAR. And Alison Krauss' version of MOLLY BAWN is absolutely stunning _ one of her best performances ever, perhaps. The backings are studded with top sidemen such as Randy Kohrs (dobro), Bryon Sutton (guitar), Stuart Duncan, Barry Bales, Tim O'Brien, Bela Fleck and others, making for a very interesting and very satisfying musical treat.

Artists:

  • PADDY MOLONEY
  • SEAN KEANE
  • KEVIN CONNEFF
  • MATT MOLLOY
  • DEREK BELL

Track Listing:

  • DOWN THE OLD PLANK ROAD
  • COUNTRY BLUES
  • SALLY GOODIN
  • DARK AS A DUNGEON
  • CINDY
  • MOLLY BAN (BAWN)
  • DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN
  • LADIES PANTALETTES/BELLES OF BLACKVILLE/FIRST HOUSE IN CONNAUGHT
  • WHOLE HEAP OF LITTLE HORSES
  • RAIN AND SNOW
  • I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT
  • TENNESSEE STUD
  • KATIE DEAR
  • GIVE THE FIDDLER A DRAM