Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Strength in Numbers – The Telluride Sessions [1989]

First, I’ll let the lineup speak for itself:

Sam Bush - fiddle/mandolin
Jerry Douglas – dobro
Bela Fleck - guitar/banjo
Edgar Meyer – bass
Mark O'Connor - fiddle/guitar/mandolin

Strength in Numbers was a one-off project for some of the most highly regarded current blue/newgrass musicians. Yet for all the star power, the music never feels like there are too many cooks in the kitchen.  In fact, save for a few somber numbers, the album is surprisingly breezy and relaxed, though the careful listener will quickly appreciate the firm structure beneath each track.  It’s a testament to the collaboration that for all the virtuosity on display, it never becomes overbearing, and individual ego seems to take a back seat to making good music.

01 - Future Man
02 - Texas Red
03 - Pink Flamingos
04 - Duke and Cookie
05 - One Winter's Night
06 - Macedonia
07 - The Lochs of Dread
08 - No Apologies
09 - Slopes
10 - Blue Men of the Sahara

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ferrari Mediafire

Oh hi there.   I've decided to pull this blog out of cryogenic stasis.  THIS FUTURE WORLD IS FRIGHTENING AND UNFAMILIAR.  I've also decided to switch to Mediafire for hosting my files.  Still using zip files, though.  If you don't like it, feel free to bite my frozen ballsack.