VARIOUS ARTISTS 'The Road Home-A Tribute To Butch Baldassari'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'The Road Home-A Tribute To Butch Baldassari'

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A large number of good musicians—including Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman and Sam Bush—add their talents to this nicely produced tribute to the late Baldassari, a highly respected mandolin player who passed away at too early an age from a brain tumor. Baldassari taught and influenced many, and was the originator of the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, among other things. Whether by design or coincidence most of the tunes here are waltzes or slower, gentle pieces that create a lovely, peaceful mood. There are just 3 vocals among the 20 cuts (Tim O’Brien sings STEALIN’ and Sam Bush adds EAST VIRGINIA BLUES). All of the tunes are well played, and the program is far from boring even without many up tempo pieces. Among the highlights here are tunes by Mike Compton (HAPPY HOLLOW), David Grisman (DAWG’S WALTZ), Steve Kaufman’s COLD FROSTY MEDLEY, Keith Little’s THE GIFT, Ron Block’s ERICA’S SONG and an especially fine RED FOX WALTZ by Robin Bullock. A recommended album with a lot to offer to any mandolin picker.

Artists:

  • JOHN CARLINI
  • TIM O'BRIEN
  • STEVE KAUFMAN
  • BEPPE GAMBETTA & CARLO AONZO
  • TOM ROZUM
  • RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER
  • RON BLOCK
  • CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS
  • KEITH LITTLE
  • TONY MCMANUS
  • SAM BUSH
  • JOHN REISCHMAN AND THE JAYBIRDS
  • DAVID GRISMAN
  • JIM RICHTER AND WILL KIMBLE
  • MIKE COMPTON
  • SCOTT TICHENOR
  • DON STIERNBERG
  • ROLAND WHITE
  • NASHVILLE MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE

Track Listing:

  • RIVER SOUND
  • STEALIN'
  • COLD FROSTY MEDLEY
  • VEGLIA E SONA
  • THE SNOWY ROAD
  • IST CORINTHIANS
  • ERICA'S SONG
  • DRAW FOR 5
  • THE GIFT
  • GOODBYE PORK PIE HAT
  • EAST VIRGINIA BLUES
  • RED FOX WALTZ
  • TWO OF US
  • DAWG'S WALTZ
  • PINE GROVE FURNACE
  • HAPPY HOLLOW
  • A PLACE IN THE HEART
  • WESTERN RED
  • ROSE CITY WALTZ
  • BUTCH'S BOUNCE BACK