Robinella & the CC String Band [2003]

Robinella & the CC String Band [2003]

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Robinella & the CC String Band's self-titled first outing on Columbia travels with a grace and quiet confidence that parallels that of Alison Krauss & Union Station. Led by Robinella Contreras' effortless vocals, the band runs through some cleverly constructed tunes, like the lovely yet dark opener "Man Over" and the fluid "Mornin' Dove," both penned by Contreras, as well as a really nice reading of the Duke Ellington classic "Solitude." Electric guitarist Steve Kovalcheck and fiddler Billy Contreras' fantastic musical interplay is immediately apparent, arranged wonderfully, and threaded through the entirety of the album's lovely and comfortable Sunday afternoon feel alongside Cruz Contreras' superb mandolin and the pulsating time-clock of Taylor Coker's double bass. The group seamlessly references the languages of jazz, blues, pop, and bluegrass with a rare and impressive musicianship that comes across as a band having a great time playing together, which, of course, makes Robinella & the CC String Band a fun album to listen to.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998710221
catalogNumber: 87102
Rank: 209808

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robinella   Primary Artist
Taylor Coker   Upright Bass
Billy Contreras   Fiddle
Cruz Contreras   Mandolin
Robinella Contreras   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Shel Silverstein   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Richard Feldman   Composer
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Hugh Prestwood   Composer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Joel Zimmerman   Art Direction
Baxter Taylor   Composer
Billy Hughes   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Michelle Holme   Art Direction
Taylor Coker   Composer
Cruz Contreras   Composer,Producer
Robinella Contreras   Composer,Illustrations
Steve Kovalcheck   Composer

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