Warehouse Tracks: Ten Years

Warehouse Tracks: Ten Years


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The Warehouse Theater in Colorado Springs, CO was a railroad freight house back in the 1800s but is now the home of Scott O'Malley's Western Jubilee Recording Company. O'Malley has held small, intimate private concerts by his label's artists at the theater for some time now, and this 15-track representation of some of those shows is in essence a sampler for the Western Jubilee catalog, which specializes in folk, country and all things cowboy, including spoken word and poetry. Intimate as a comfy living room, the theater is perfect for acoustic artists like Norman and Nancy Blake, Peter Rowan, Don Edwards, Bryan Bowers and Skip Gorman, all of whom, like the other artists included here, know full well what to do when given this kind of space to work in. Everything feels as easy as breathing, from the casual song introductions to the crisp instrumentals that might easily find themselves diffused in a larger festival setting, and although these tracks were recorded over several shows held between 1996 and 2006, it all still manages to sound like it emerged from a single session. Everything fits, although a couple cuts do stand out a bit, including Jimmy Ibbotson's banjo-led "Santa Rosa" and Skip Gorman's fiddle medley ("Jack of Diamonds/Black Mountain Blues") as well as Bryan Bowers' delightful "Dog," which is quite literally a shaggy dog story. Again, Warehouse Tracks also functions as a sampler of the kinds of artists O'Malley records on his imprint, so if you like this intimate little set, there's plenty more Western Jubilee material to seek out and discover.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2007
Label: Western Jubilee
UPC: 0803020127623
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 54654

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nancy Blake   Mandolin
Norman Blake   Fiddle,Guitar
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals
Bryan Bowers   Autoharp,Vocals
Katy Moffatt   Guitar,Vocals
John McEuen   Banjo
Don Edwards   Banjo,Vocals
Skip Gorman   Fiddle,Vocals
R.W. Hampton   Guitar,Vocals
Ray Doyle   Guitar
Jack Hannah   Guitar,Vocals,Upright Bass
Jimmy Ibbotson   Vocals
Mary Stribling   Upright Bass
David Wilkie   Mandolin
Joe Hannah   Guitar,Vocals,Upright Bass
Dave Reynolds   Drums
Wylie Gustafson   Bass,Vocals
Steve Story   Fiddle
Juni Fisher   Guitar,Vocals
Jeffery Hogan   Percussion
Rich O'Brien   Guitar
Denise Withnell   Guitar
Sharon Gilcrest   Mandolin,Vocals
Joseph Hertz   Fiddle
Scott Ring   Human Whistle
T. Scott Wilburn   Steel Guitar
Keri Zwicker   Harp

Technical Credits

Nancy Blake   Author
Norman Blake   Composer,Author
Peter Rowan   Composer
Kenny Loggins   Composer
Tom Dundee   Composer
John McEuen   Composer
Kathleen Collins   Graphic Design
Waddie Mitchell   Composer,Poetry,Author
Don Edwards   Arranger,Author,Adaptation
Jack Hannah   Author
Tex Owens   Composer
Ivan Drever   Composer
Mike Beck   Composer
Tim Spencer   Composer
Juni Fisher   Composer
Butch Hause   Producer,Engineer
Scott O'Malley   Producer,Author
Traditional   Composer
David Weed   Graphic Design
Victoria Ward   Graphic Design

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