Review: 'The Road to Agate Hill' OTAlice Gerard
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Subject: Review: 'The Road to Agate Hill' OTAlice Gerard|
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 10:49 PM
Alice Gerard, Gail Gillespie (Editor of the "Old Time Herald"), and Sharon Sandomirsky have put out a lovely new CD of old time music, including songs and fiddle tunes. For the most part, Alice plays fiddle, Gail banjo (claw hammer and 3 finger) and Sharon guitar. Most of the songs are traditional, but there are a couple that Alice, or Alice and Lee Smith wrote.
I'm listening to it now. This is the real deal. Nothing flashy. No bluegrass glitz (and I like bluegrass, but you know what I mean.) Very well done by three accomplished old-time musicians who have played together for many years. Most of the selections are traditional, with a few songs thrown in written by Alice or Alice and Lee Smith.
If you don't have a front porch to gather on to play music and sing old tunes on a July evening with your neighbors from up the holler, this is just the kind of CD that'll make you wish you did.
Subject: RE: Review: 'The Road to Agate Hill' OTAlice Gerard|
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 07:29 AM
Alice Gerard of course started the Old Time Herald as it's first editor for many years until Gail took over in the last 3 or 4 years, and has done a lot for Old Time music. She visited and played with many of the great old people while they were still with us, and now also appears with Tom Sauber and Brad Leftwich as Tom, Brad and Alice. I was privileged to drive those guys around the UK for three tours they did over the last five years.
Alice has a superb voice and is excellent at all three instruments. I can't wait to hear this CD