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Singer-songwriter Judith Edelman's music occupies a sort of no-man's land between roots-rock and bluegrass; her regular band consists of herself on guitar, bassist Ben Winship, mandolinist Matt Flinner and fiddler Brian Wicklund, and their sound bears more or less the same relationship to rock & roll that David Grisman's does to jazz. Edelman's voice is taut and muscular, her lyrics sharp. And she writes good tunes, if not always great ones. "Only Sun" and the elegant "Some Will Run" are two of her better melodies, and on "Luggage and Dancing Shoes" she harmonizes sweetly and wistfully with Winship. If this album has a telling weakness, it lies in the fact that several of these songs (notably "Only Sun" and "Library Card") seem to be begging for gutsier arrangements -- they sound like rock & roll songs dressed up in acoustic lace, and the effect is a little bit frustrating. Overall, though, this is a very strong effort from a top-notch artist.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/21/1998
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397425320
catalogNumber: 974253
Rank: 176573


  1. Only Sun
  2. Shotgun Shack
  3. Cry Along
  4. Some Will Run
  5. Jerusalem To Jackson
  6. Luggage Tags And Dancing Shoes
  7. Midnight On The Water
  8. Where Would We Be Now
  9. Library Card
  10. Coming Home
  11. Lost Cause Cafe
  12. Small Things

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judith Edelman   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Darol Anger   Fiddle
Clive Gregson   Background Vocals
Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Keith Little   Background Vocals
Pat McInerney   Percussion,Drums
Brian Wicklund   Fiddle
Matt Flinner   Bouzouki,Mandolin
Richard McLaurin   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Ron de la Vega   Bass,Cello
Ben Winship   Bass,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bill Haymes   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Alison Brown   Producer
Alison Krauss   Producer
Darol Anger   Contributor
Clive Gregson   Contributor
Béla Fleck   Producer
Pat McInerney   Drum Arrangements
Benny Thomasson   Composer
Bil VornDick   Producer,Engineer
Matt Flinner   Contributor
Ron de la Vega   Contributor
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