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Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Majestic Silver Strings

Yesterday Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.
Today Buddy Miller's Majestic Silver Strings..
Did you see what I did there? This blog isn't  just thrown together you know.
Buddy Miller is a guitarist extraordinaire, a producer and one of the elder statesmen of the Alternative Country scene.
His 2011 album on New West ,The Majestic Silver Strings,  sees him joined by fellow guitarists Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz with guest vocals being provided by Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Lee Ann Womack, Emmylou Harris, Ann McGarry and his missus Julie.
It features covers of some country classics and a few originals and is not always an easy listen as like all good country albums it can be a bit intense and melancholy in places  albeit with some really excellent guitar work.
Here is Buddy's take on Tex Owen's Cattle Call followed by Return to Me featuring a particularly stunning Lee Ann Womack vocal performance.

Buddy Miller - Cattle Call

Buddy Miller (with Lee Ann Womack) - Return to Me

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