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The album is a journey into the roots of the banjo, exploring the cultural memories and landscapes - territories - that lie dormant within bluegrass.
This is not a 'historical re-enactment' album - there is some cutting-edge picking at times. But think of it as a view from the present into the imagined pasts that subtly influence where we are today. Listening to this album I feel as though I am transported to different times and places. African slave banza, witty folk rhymes, slow-paced sliding banjo, sophisticated double-banjo, wailing fiddle-tunes, and some completely new inventions. Each track is a journey into its own little world. Avoiding nostalgia, Trischka's technical mastery and fresh approach renders 'roots banjo' music that is powerfully evocative and still new.
There are a lot of up-tempo numbers on here, that showcase the incredible musicians and vocal talents of a slew of guest artists partnered with Tony on his banjo.
A perfect balance of ragin fast tunes with laid-back songs with folksy singing and soulful playing. Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica: all the makings of a great country bluegrass album.
If you are a fan of folk or bluegrass music, this album is a definite must on your list, as is anything Tony Trischka puts out!
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I am a student of Tony's on Artist works. I get to hear him allot in lessons, but did not have any of his cd's. I was blown away by the talent of Tony and his other musicians. Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Mr. A
Old stuff, but eclectic and playable for a musician. Typical of Tony T's great talent.Published on April 22, 2010 by Edward J. Skiba