Fired Up

Fired Up

by Michael Cleveland & FlamekeeperMichael Cleveland & Flamekeeper


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On their second album, the appropriately titled Fired Up, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper continue to come off as a traditional bluegrass super group. Fiddler Cleveland may be the nominal frontman, but this is an ensemble of five veterans, with guitarist Tom Adams, banjo player Jessie Baker, mandolinist Jessie Brock, and bassist Marshall Wilborn each contributing original compositions and taking the lead role over the course of the disc. Their songs sound traditional, and the rest of the songs really are traditional, dating back to the Delmore Brothers' 1937 number "I've Got the Railroad Blues" and including the '60s tune "Goin' Up Dry Branch" and Tom T. Hall's story song "I'm Gonna Ride That Steamboat." Wilborn gives the disc a fittingly reverent send-off with the closer, "Bigger Hands Than Mine," on which Vince Gill makes a modest appearance singing tenor vocals to Wilborn's lead. This is a band full of bluegrass prize winners, and they play like it.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2011
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661065925
catalogNumber: 610659
Rank: 113168

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper   Primary Artist
Tom Adams   Guitar,Vocals
Vince Gill   Tenor (Vocal)
Marshall Wilborn   Bass,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Billy Thomas   Snare Drums
Michael Cleveland   Fiddle,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jesse Brock   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Jessie Baker   Banjo,Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Buddy Spicher   Composer
Matt Glaser   Liner Notes
Tom Adams   Composer
Dudley Connell   Composer
Jimmy Martin   Composer
David McLaughlin   Composer
John Nicholson   Engineer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Marshall Wilborn   Composer
Tommy Hill   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Steve Chandler   Engineer
Michael Cleveland   Producer
Jesse Brock   Composer
Jessie Baker   Composer
Jeff White   Producer
Matt Rausch   Engineer

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