THE NEW KENTUCKY COLONELS LIVE IN SWEDEN 1973 CD
THE NEW KENTUCKY COLONELS
LIVE IN SWEDEN 1973 CD
This CD contains all 26 songs performed by The New Kentucky Colonels at the Mosebacke club, Stockholm, Sweden on May 28 and 29, 1973. They have been re-engineered from the original recordings by Ben Surratt and re-mastered by Alex McCullough. Fourteen songs from these performances were previously released on the 1976 Rounder LP 0073.
When I joined Roland, Clarence, and Eric to play banjo on the European tour that produced these recordings, it was like being sucked up into a cosmic rhythm whirlwind. As I played there was no place to play other than get with them and hang on. Their playing was beyond the oft-cited sense of brothers or family connectivity – as I say, cosmic. They created a harmonic and rhythmical environment, a context, that made a new and wonderful sense of the music. It seemed to me my normal bluegrass banjo offerings were transformed into hyper-important moments in the music. They had that wonderful, too rare ability to make those around them not just sound better, but maybe sound and play the best they ever had. I think that was the case for me. It was quite something and is abundantly evident to me as I listen to the music. It was and is my honor to be a part of it all. When someone mentions that they really love these recordings, I internally use it as a marker that this person and I may share some understanding of how music can be. “Fire on the Mountain,” “Never Ending Love,” “Take a Wiff on Me,” “Alabama Jubilee,” “I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome,” “Shenandoah Valley Breakdown,” “Blackberry Blossom,” “Blue and Lonesome,” “Good Woman’s Love,” “Dueling Banjos,” “Soldier’s Joy,” and many, many more.
The New Kentucky Colonels: Live in Sweden 1973 CD
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