JASON BARIE 'The Past Is Present'

JASON BARIE 'The Past Is Present'

  • $13.50


With a fairly large number of working bands on the Bluegrass circuit these days, there is plenty of work for sidemen, and I think most fans would agree that the quality of these pickers has continued to rise significantly over the last 15-20 years. This has created a problem in that just about every sideman wants his own record out to showcase his talents, and while musically they may be eminently qualified, there just isn’t much of a market for these, apart from the few that the musicians can sell themselves on show dates. Some labels, like Pinecastle, have recognized this problem and have created separate series for these records (that at one time would have been called “vanity pressings”). Jason Barie, a young fiddler who has worked with Jesse McReynolds’ band, is a quality musician (he also plays mandolin & guitar and sings), and there are some very nice, well played tunes & songs on this disc (which also includes Steve Dilling on banjo, and Tim Massey on vocals). Barie has several neat original instrumentals here that show a heavy Bill Monroe And Kenny Baker influence—these include CUSTOM COACH, EPSALON’S REVENGE , MONROE’S OLD HOMESTEAD, and a very nice fiddle & banjo duet STELLA & THE BLACKSMITH.

Artists:

  • JASON BARIE
  • STEVE DILLING
  • ZACHARY MCLAMB
  • JAIMIE CRAIN
  • DAVID GUTHRIE
  • TIMMY MASSEY

Track Listing:

  • CUSTOM COACH
  • COME BACK TO ME IN MY DREAMS
  • HOW GREAT THOU ART
  • MAMA SUE'S BLUES
  • IF I HAD LEFT IT UP TO YOU
  • EPSALON'S REVENGE
  • SARAH LYNN WALTZ
  • THAT'S HOW I CAN COUNT ON YOU
  • MONROE'S OLD HOMESTEAD
  • THE OWNER OF MY SOUL
  • STELLA AND THE BLACKSMITH
  • THE VOICE OF MY SAVIOUR
  • BIG BROTHER
  • OUR STORY
  • EASTER MORNING