Musings of a Creek Dipper

Musings of a Creek Dipper

by Victoria WilliamsVictoria Williams


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Abandoning the lush orchestral backdrops that dominated most of Loose, Victoria Williams expands her musical skills on Musings of a Creekdipper, finding an original, eclectically rural sound that enhances the off-center originality of her songs. Producing the album with Trina Shoemaker, Williams has found a collection of sounds and styles that makes the record her most ambitious so far. For the most part, her experiments work, whether it's the cellos and coronets of "Periwinkle Sky" or Wendy & Lisa's drum loops on "Train Song (Demise of the Caboose)." What really holds the album together is Williams' songwriting, which remains consistently impressive, both in lyrical and musical terms. There are a few numbers that don't quite work, but they only illustrate that Williams' best efforts are quirky but graceful folk-rock gems.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/1998
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678307225
catalogNumber: 83072
Rank: 103139


  1. Periwinkle Sky
  2. Rainmaker
  3. Kashmir's Corn
  4. Train Song (Demise of the Caboose)
  5. Last Word
  6. Nature Boy
  7. Tree Song
  8. Let It Be So
  9. Allergic Boy
  10. Humming Bird
  11. Grandpa in the Cornpatch
  12. Blackbirds Rise

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Victoria Williams   Primary Artist,Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Calimba,fender rhodes
Julie Miller   Background Vocals
Billy Bizeau   Background Vocals
Brian Blade   Drums,Drum Loop
Joey Burns   Bass,Cello
Greg Cohen   Bass
Lisa Coleman   Synthesizer,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Danny Frankel   Drums,Tambourine
J.C. Hopkins   Background Vocals
Greg Leisz   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Wendy Melvoin   Drums,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Buddy Miller   Electric Guitar
Mark Olson   Background Vocals
Tim Ray   Piano,fender rhodes
Patrick Warren   Flute,Strings,Horn,Voices
Doug Wieselman   Organ,Clarinet,Electric Guitar
John Convertino   Drums,Marimbas,Vibes
Andrew Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Razz   Viola
Fred Drake   Tambourine,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Victoria Williams   Producer,Art Direction
Mark Howard   Engineer
Billy Bizeau   Engineer
Ethan Johns   Engineer
Mark Olson   Producer,Engineer
Trina Shoemaker   Producer,Engineer
Andrew Williams   Producer
Jennifer Barbato   Art Direction
Fred Drake   Engineer
Dave Catching   Engineer
Joshua Tree   Engineer

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