VARIOUS ARTISTS '10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass'

VARIOUS ARTISTS '10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass'

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This new 2-CD set from the Dutch Strictly Country label is a great place to get an idea of what is going on in Europe as far as Bluegrass music is concerned. Not too many years ago Bluegrass was pretty much just a novelty once you got outside the USA: then we started to hear of bands from Japan and Canada that were playing excellent Bluegrass. Now—as this 48 track collection demonstrates—there are competent groups all over Europe. This anthology includes bands from Italy, France, Belgium, Finland, Holland and—amazingly—no less than 18 groups from the Czech Republic and/or Slovakia (!). Although there are still some musically weak tracks, there’s plenty of good music here—some of the highlights include cuts by Red Wine (WINTER’S COME & GONE), Jiri Kralnik (fine fiddle work on IDA RED), the Czech group Relief with a fine a cappella CALM THE STORM, The Hickory Project’s HARD CIDER, and nice tracks by Lonesome Mountaineers (from Sweden) and Rolls Boys (ROUGH EDGES). Also helping to strengthen the set significantly are pieces by a number of American artists who were recorded touring Europe (often utilizing European bands and musicians): these include Dan Paisley, Claire Lynch, Bill Clifton, Chris and Sally Jones, Randy Waller, Kate MacKenzie, Laurie Lewis and The Chapmans (a really nice hard-edged traditional song, COLD & LONELY). Chris Jones and Zbynek Buresz play a neat version of BLUE YODEL # 4 and Mike Stevens & Raymond McLain do an unusual but interesting harmonica & banjo version of TRAIN 45. There’s a lot to listen to here, and it’s well presented, with good notes by Jon Weisberger.

Artists:

  • FRAAGMENT
  • BLUELAND
  • THE CHAPMANS
  • FOOTPRINTS
  • LIZ MEYER WITH NUGGET
  • TOMAS PESKO BAND
  • FIFTY FINGERS
  • NUGGET
  • LOUVAT BROTHERS
  • BILL CLIFTON & PICK OF THE CROP
  • SUNNY SIDE
  • 4 WHEEL DRIVE
  • DOWNHILL
  • JIRI KRALIK & THE ROWDY RASCALS
  • HUNGER MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • RELIEF
  • MIDEANDO STRING QUARTET
  • HICKORY PROJECT
  • RANDY WALLER & THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN
  • ZBYNEK BURESZ WITH CHRIS JONES & THE CZECH DRIVERS
  • MIKE STEVENS & RAYMOND McLAIN
  • KATE MacKENZIE BAND
  • MONOGRAM
  • CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS
  • KRENI
  • RED WINE
  • CARMEL SHEERIN & THE RAVENS
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • PETR BRANDEJS BAND
  • ROLL'S BOYS
  • LONESOME MOUNTAINEERS
  • BONONIA GRASS
  • DAN PAISLEY & THE SOUTHERN GRASS
  • NEW ENGLAND BLUEGRASS BAND
  • BLUE CARTEL
  • ALBUM
  • JUSSI SYREN & THE GROUNDBREAKERS
  • LOOPING BROTHERS
  • STROATKLINKERS
  • BLACKJACK
  • CLAIRE LYNCH BAND
  • GOODWILL
  • MEANTIME
  • RAWHIDE
  • SALLY JONES & THE SIDEWINDERS
  • JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAYBIRDS
  • LAURIE LEWIS & HER BLUEGRASS PALS
  • SKYLAND

Track Listing:

  • DISC ONE:
  • FIELDS OF GOLD
  • SIMPLE LIFE
  • COLD AND LONELY
  • NAZAJ U MESTO
  • I'VE GOT A FEELIN'
  • LIGHT IN THE STORM
  • BLUE LONESOME WIND
  • STOP ME
  • ST. ANNE'S REEL
  • LITTLE WHITEWASHED CHIMMEY
  • DARK AS THE NIGHT
  • ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM
  • JOE HILL
  • IDA RED
  • FEAST HERE TONIGHT
  • CALM THE STORM
  • TALK ABOUT SUFFERING
  • HARD CIDER
  • SOUTHBOUND TRAIN
  • BLUE YODEL #4
  • TRAIN 45
  • PAN AMERICAN BOOGIE
  • BIG SPIKE HAMMER
  • A FEW WORDS
  • DISC TWO:
  • COOL NIGHT
  • WINTER'S COME AND GONE
  • WITHOUT YOU
  • PAUL AND SILAS
  • ZUZAMA JE SAMA DOMA
  • LORD, WON'T YOU HELP ME
  • RED FOX
  • WHEN MY TIME COMES TO GO
  • BRAND NEW HEARTACHE
  • SUNRISE
  • RIGHT ON THE MONEY
  • LIFE OF A STEEL DRIVING MAN
  • NEW MANDOLIN BREAKDOWN
  • ZOLTKAMP
  • BEAUTY OF MY DREAMS
  • A LITTLE FURTHER IN THE HOLE
  • DECLARATION OF LOVE
  • SAY THAT YOU ARE WRONG
  • THE TYPEWRITER
  • GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN' BAD
  • IN THE DARKEST HOUR
  • WOOD THRUSH SONG
  • YOUR LONG JOURNEY