Be Ready Boys: Appalachia to Abilene

Be Ready Boys: Appalachia to Abilene

by Rich O'BrienRich O'Brien
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Bringing together the musical traditions of the Appalachian Mountains and Texas, Norman Blake and Rich O'Brien convened in Denver, CO, in July of 1998 to collaborate on a beautiful recreation of traditional instrumentals and early country forms. A very loose and impromptu feel pervades the 16 tracks, as Blake provides guitar, six-string banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and viola, with O'Brien adding guitar on both combining for classic country harmonies on tracks like "When It's Lamplighting Time in the Valley," A.P. Carter's "Homestead on the Farm," and the spiritual "Heavenly Sunlight." As is to be expected, the instrumentals are outstanding, incorporating rags, waltzes, and even Spanish elements. O'Brien's own "Grandpa's Barn" is guaranteed to be a tearjerker for anyone with rural roots.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2005
Label: Western Jubilee
UPC: 0803020118225
catalogNumber: 26

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rich O'Brien   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony,Archguitar
Norman Blake   Banjo,Guitar,Violin,Viola,Vocals
Don Edwards   Guitar
Richard O'Brien   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals

Technical Credits

Norman Blake   Producer,Liner Notes
Don Edwards   Executive Producer
Richard O'Brien   Producer,Liner Notes
Joan Pelosi   Cover Design,Booklet Design
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Rich O'Brien   Producer
Butch Hause   Engineer
Scott O'Malley   Executive Producer,Cover Composition
Dane Scott   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
William Arms Fisher   Composer

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