Cayamo Sessions at Sea

Cayamo Sessions at Sea

by Buddy MillerBuddy Miller


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Talk about nice work if you can get it! Early each year, the annual Cayamo Festival Cruise takes a couple thousand music fans on an ocean cruise through the Caribbean Islands, with a stellar lineup of singer/songwriters and roots music artists on board to perform for the passengers and mingle with their fans. Buddy Miller has been a frequent performer at the festival, and with a number of like-minded musicians out to sea for a week, he often found himself swapping tunes with his fellow performers. In 2012, Miller brought a portable recording rig with him so he and his friend Jim Lauderdale could record some of these jam sessions for their satellite radio show, The Buddy & Jim Radio Hour. Miller's recording sessions became a regular part of the Cayamo experience, and Cayamo Sessions at Sea collects 11 performances captured during the annual cruise. For the most part, these tracks find the artists covering personal favorites, with the exception of Kris Kristofferson, who brings plenty of craggy authority to his classic "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and Doug Seegers, who takes the vacationers to church with a passionate rendition of "Take the Hand of Jesus." Elsewhere, Lucinda Williams sounds ragged but right on Gram Parsons' "Hickory Wind," Richard Thompson is marvelous on the classic weeper "Wedding Bells," Shawn Colvin wrings every drop of soul out of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," and Kacey Musgraves brings hope to the honky tonk on Buck Owens' "Love's Gonna Live Here." Those looking for a great cheatin' song should cue up Nikki Lane's take on "Just Someone I Used to Know." As is his habit, Miller's guitar work and supporting vocals are splendid and tastefully restrained on every track, and his crew of backing musicians -- including bassist David Jacques, drummer Marco Giovino, and multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplan -- are all but flawless. In many ways, Cayamo Sessions at Sea works best as a commercial for the ocean-going festival, but it also offers glimpses of some very talented artists crossing paths and sounding like fans, as well as musicians, as they make their way through some songs they clearly love.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2016
Label: New West Records
UPC: 0607396631629
catalogNumber: 6316
Rank: 109907

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Miller   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Kris Kristofferson   Acoustic Guitar
Shawn Colvin   Acoustic Guitar
Richard Thompson   Electric Guitar
Lucinda Williams   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Campbell   Steel Guitar
David Jacques   Bass
Fats Kaplan   Fiddle,Steel Guitar
Ian Fitchuk   Percussion,Accordion,Keyboards
Marco Giovino   Drums
Brandi Carlile   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Kevin Rhodes   Acoustic Guitar
Tim Hanseroth   Vocals
Phil Hanseroth   Bass,Vocals
Kacey Musgraves   Acoustic Guitar
Joel Guzman   Accordion
Josh Neumann   Cello
Stewart Mathis   Electric Guitar
Doug Seegers   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
John Prine   Composer
Carl Butler   Composer
Bob Buchanan   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Andy Levine   Liner Notes
Bob McDill   Composer
Buddy Miller   Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
L.E. White   Composer
Claude Boone   Composer
Kathi Whitley   Liner Notes
Gordon Hammond   Engineer
Doug Seegers   Composer

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