Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Show Me the Way to Go Home" Liner Notes

Here's some liner notes for our new album, "Show Me the Way to Go Home," including who plays what on each song and where applicable some artists whose historic recordings have been inspirations and sources for our own versions. This album was recorded in a “field recording” style somewhere in Brooklyn in the Spring of 2013. Recorded by Eli Smith.

1. Forked Deer
Walker - fiddle
Jackson - fiddle
Eli - banjo
Inspirational source recordings by Taylor’s Kentucky Boys and Sidna Myers

2. Arkansas Pullet
Walker - fiddle, vocal
Jackson - guitar
Eli - pump organ
Pat - percussion
Inspirational source recording by Reeve’s White County Ramblers

3. Fate of Santa Barbara
Walker - banjo-guitar, vocal
Jackson - fiddle
Eli - pump organ
Inspirational source recording by Bascom Lamar Lunsford

4. Goodbye My Honey
Walker - fiddle, vocal
Jackson - fiddle, vocal
Eli - banjo-uke, vocal
Pat - banjo, lead vocal
Inspirational source recording by Booth Campbell

5. Molly Hare
Walker - fiddle
Jackson - fiddle
Pat - guitar, vocal
Eli - guitar
Inspirational source recording by The Carter Brothers & Son (just the style, not the song)

6. New Bright Land
Walker - banjo, lead vocal
Jackson - guitar, vocal
Eli - pump organ
Inspirational source recording by Lethia Eller, “The Heavenly Light Is Shining On Me”



7. Kennesaw Mountain Rag
Walker - fiddle
Jackson - guitar
Eli - banjo
Pat - fiddle
Geoff Wiley- bowed bass (bull fiddle)
Inspirational source recording by Seven Foot Dilly

8. George Washington
Walker - banjo, vocal
Jackson - fiddle, lead vocal
Pat - guitar, vocal
Eli - vocal
Inspirational source recording by Pope’s Arkansas Mountaineers

9. I'll Never Get Drunk Anymore
Walker - fiddle, vocal
Jackson - guitar, vocal
Eli - banjo, vocal
Pat - fiddle, vocal

10. Eighth of January
Walker - banjo
Jackson - fiddle
Eli - banjo
Pat - fiddle, vocal

11. If I Die a Railroad Man
Walker - guitar, vocal
Jackson - fiddle, vocal
Eli - banjo, lead vocal
Inspirational source recordings by the Tenneva Ramblers and Dock Boggs

12. Roscoe Parish's Tune
Walker - banjo
Jackson - fiddle
Eli - guitar
Pat - fiddle

13. War Boat Blues
Walker - banjo
Jackson - fiddle, vocal
Eli - guitar, vocal
Pat - hawaiian guitar
Inspirational source recording by Darby and Tarlton, "Captain Won't You Let Me Go Home"

14. Bob Christmas
Walker - fiddle
Jackson - fiddle
Eli - guitar
Pat - guitar

15. Hallelujah to the Lamb
Walker - banjo, vocal
Jackson - fiddle, lead vocal
Eli - guitar, vocal
Pat - mandolin
Inspirational source recording Ridgel's Fountain Citians

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