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Hard to believe that the Red House label has been around for a quarter of a century. Harder still to believe that this is the label's celebration of the fact -- a compilation made up of tracks from recent albums. As far as it goes, it's fine, like one of those buffets where you can sample a bit of everything without a commitment to any one thing. As to what's best, it's simply a matter of taste. Blues lovers will find Guy Davis satisfying, for instance, while those with a bent for harmony will enjoy the Wailin' Jennys and Robin & Linda Williams. Although Red House tends to flourish on singer/songwriters, veteran Greg Brown is a standout -- world-class by anyone's standards -- and, it has to be said, far better than many of the others here, although Jimmy LaFave and Lucy Kaplansky are more than good. In fact, no one is bad, and all are above average. The big question is who would buy this disc, but that's true of most compilations, especially where the label is the theme. Still, it's a good collection of music -- but if Red House wanted to celebrate its birthday, something a little different might have been better.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2008
Label: Red House
UPC: 0033651021025
catalogNumber: 210
Rank: 145194


  1. I Am the Big Easy
  2. Things That You Know
  3. Cold + Dark + Wet
  4. Hideaway Girl
  5. Ready
  6. Flames of Love
  7. It's Home Everywhere I Go
  8. When You Sing
  9. Over the Hills
  10. Blazing out of Sight
  11. Let's Go
  12. Borderline
  13. Late Breaking News
  14. It Takes Love to Make a Home
  15. Baghdad Blues
  16. Old Dogs
  17. Together All Alone

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cliff Eberhardt   Guitar,Vocals
Eliza Gilkyson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
John Gorka   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Walt Michael   Guitar (Resonator)
Jorma Kaukonen   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ricky Peterson   Piano
Jeff Berlin   Drums
Kathleen Johnson   Vocals
Barry Mitterhoff   Mandolin
Peter Ostroushko   Mandolin
Bill Staines   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Novick   Human Whistle
Lucy Kaplansky   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Marc Anderson   Hand Percussion
Ray Bonneville   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Gary Burke   Drums
Richard Dworsky   Piano,Hammond Organ
John Dymond   Electric Bass
Richard Gates   Bass
Jimmy Gaudreau   Mandolin
Charlie Giordano   Accordion
Mark Hallman   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Brad Hatfield   Keyboards
Jim Hoke   Soprano Saxophone
Byron House   Upright Bass
John Inmon   Electric Guitar
Gordon Johnson   Bass
Gordon Knudtson   Drums
Jimmy LaFave   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Mariash   Tambourine,Snare Drums
Gurf Morlix   Bass,Electric Banjo,Guitar (Baritone)
Sally Van Meter   Guitar (Resonator)
Mark Naftalin   Organ
Bo Ramsey   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Steve Strand   Trumpet
Jeff Victor   Keyboards
Mike Walsh   Bass
Linda Williams   Banjo,Vocals
Dan Wilson   Percussion,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Brian Wood   Guitar
Kevin McNoldy   Bass
Stephan Crump   Acoustic Bass
Guy Davis   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Keith Glass   Electric Guitar
Mike Hardwick   Electric Guitar,Hi String
Wally Doggett   Drums
Eric Fawcett   Drums
Dirk Freymuth   Electric Guitar
Ian Lefeuvre   Bass,Lap Steel Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
John Hermanson   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Joel Sayles   Bass,Vocals
J.T. Bates   Drums
Steve Hayes   Drums
Crit Harmon   Acoustic Guitar
Michael B. Nelson   Trombone
Ed Gerhard   Weissenborn
Jeff Plankenhorn   Dobro,Vocal Harmony
Peter Von Althen   Drums
Kenny Holmen   Saxophone
Cisco Ryder   Drums
Jeff May   Bass
Carrie Rodriguez   Violin,Vocal Harmony
Oisín McAuley   Violin
Nerak Roth Patterson   Electric Guitar
Chris Morrissey   Bass
Nicky Mehta   Vocals
Ruth Moody   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Annabelle Chvostek   Mandolin,Vocals
Meg Hutchinson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Christian Dugas   Drums
JoAnna James   Background Vocals
Benson Ramsey   Acoustic Guitar,Piano
David Huckfelt   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Chris Brown   Drums
Geoff Arsenault   Drums

Technical Credits

Cliff Eberhardt   Composer
Eliza Gilkyson   Composer
John Gorka   Composer
Jorma Kaukonen   Composer
Lucinda Williams   Composer
Peter Ostroushko   Composer,Producer
Bill Staines   Composer,Producer
Lucy Kaplansky   Composer
Ray Bonneville   Composer,Producer
Mark Hallman   Producer
Byron House   Producer
Jimmy LaFave   Composer,Producer
Larry Luddecke   Producer
Gurf Morlix   Producer
Eric Peltoniemi   Producer
John Platania   Producer
Bo Ramsey   Producer
Linda Williams   Producer
Dan Wilson   Producer
Ben Wittman   Producer
Kevin McNoldy   Producer
Guy Davis   Composer
Lynn Miles   Composer
Storyhill   Composer
Rob Genadek   Producer
Rob Heaney   Producer
Ian Lefeuvre   Producer
Richard Litvin   Composer
Crit Harmon   Producer
Michael B. Nelson   Horn Arrangements
Ruth Moody   Composer
Meg Hutchinson   Composer
Jon Reischl   Art Direction
David Tavers-Smith   Audio Production

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