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Peter Rowan - Crucial Country

Crucial Country

Peter Rowan

There 008

Available from CD Baby.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

Crucial Country starts out in overdrive and rarely applies the brakes.

Recorded live in Telluride 1994, Crucial Country is just that: Live! Very live. As Rowan and this fiery edition of his band - Jerry Douglas - dobro, harmonies; Taj Mahal's drummer, Kester Smith - congas, percussion; Lyle Lovett's bassist supreme, Viktor Krauss; Sam Bush, who needs no resume, on fiddle, mandolin, harmonies; and late of EmmyLou , now of Allison Krauss, drummer Larry Atamanuik steamroll a tight set list of Rowan's best. The whole disc is an absolute joyride, but standout selections include the Bill Monroe co-write The Walls of Time; an internal combusting, Latin tinged Panama Red; Deal With The Devil; Howlin' At The Moon; and a tart and truthful No Woman No Cry. This one has yet to stray far from my player.

Track List:

  • Deal With the Devil
  • Howlin' at the Moon
  • The Walls of Time
  • Tumbleweed
  • Panama Red
  • Rainmaker
  • Wings of Horses
  • No Woman No Cry
  • Land of the Navajo
  • Ancient Tones
Produced by: Kooster McAllister

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2006, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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