DAN TYMINSKI 'Wheels'

DAN TYMINSKI 'Wheels'

  • $13.50


As a key member of Alison Krauss’ Union Station, Dan Tyminski probably gets as much exposure as anyone in Bluegrass music today (except possibly his bandmate Jerry Douglas): that considered, he is seriously underrepresented on record as a soloist. He had a fine record that eventually came out on Rounder in 2001 (Carry Me Across The Mountain, ROU-0537, $ 13.50), and of course got a considerable amount of notoriety for singing MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW in the “O Brother Where Art Thou” Coen Brothers film. But hearing a full 12-song, beautifully produced and recorded album like this one makes us fully appreciate his talent and exceptional voice. I would buy this record just on the strength of the first 4 cuts—but there’s nothing weak here, just one fine performance after another. The title song gets the record off to a fine start and is followed by Dan’s right-on version of WHOSE SHOULDER WILL YOU CRY ON, and the poignant MAKING HAY. The 4th song, WHO SHOWED WHO (recorded long ago by Del McCoury) , is a hard-driving, classic performance that epitomizes the best work of an artist who is able to work in a contemporary setting yet call on a background thoroughly rooted in tradition. Yes, it’s the stuff that can make the hair on your neck stand up—a quality that you don’t hear very much reference to anymore these days. Not surprisingly, Tyminski’s voice, arrangements and choice of songs often bring the listener back to his days as a key member of the Lonesome River Band. Our advance copy of this CD did not list song writers or sidemen, but no matter: suffice it to say that this is a superb recording in every way, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Artists:

  • DAN TYMINSKI
  • ADAM STEFFEY
  • BARRY BALES
  • RON STEWART
  • JUSTIN MOSES
  • RON BLOCK
  • VINCE GILL
  • SHARON WHITE
  • CHERYL WHITE

Track Listing:

  • WHEELS
  • WHOSE SHOULDER WILL YOU CRY ON
  • MAKING HAY
  • WHO SHOWED WHO
  • IT ALL COMES DOWN TO YOU
  • HOW LONG IS THIS TRAIN
  • I AIN'T TAKING YOU BACK NO MORE
  • HEADS YOU WIN TAILS I LOSE
  • HOW MANY TIMES
  • THE ONE YOU LEAN ON
  • KNOCK KNOCK!
  • SOME EARLY MORNING