STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18664- LABEL: Flying Fish 70638 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Tony May
Recently turned on to roots music? Well, the good folks at Flying Fish have long been turning out the creamiest of rural folk, blues, old-time and mountain music. This duo are supreme artists who have pulled in buddies of the quality of Laurie Lewis, Pete Sutherland, Gordon Bok, John Hartford, Tom Paxton and Carla Sciaky. Those who know will drool. The 17 tracks cover a wonderful range of early American music, gospel songs include the title track, "Lone Pilgrim" and a choice example of original shape-note singing with the beautiful old hymn "Evening Shade". The duo convey this glorious music perfectly, lots of loving care and heartfelt emotion which communicates the atmosphere of long-ago times. Songs previously used by the Carter Family, the Smith Sacred Singers, the New Lost City Ramblers and Mike Seeger make up an unmissable programme of great music and performance.
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