HC-504 "Grey Cat On The Tennessee Farm"
Cat On The Tennessee Farm
Sample track:Rabbit In The Pea Patch via mp3 format.
Plank Road * Jordan Is A Hard Road To Travel
Take Me Home Poor Julia * Rabbit In The Pea Patch
Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line
Grey Cat On The Tennessee Farm
John Henry * I'll Rise When The Rooster Crows
Rye Straw * Johnny Gray * The Deer Chase
Forked Deer * Goin' Back To Dixie * Sail Away Ladies
DONE IT! ... Great sound, great job, great layout! .. high quality
workmanship, both visually and audio."
"It don't get any better than that!" - Byron Berline
"A unique idea! .. well produced by excellent muscians..." - Mike Seeger
"What a wonderful recording ... exceptional!" - David Holt
"The impact of this extraordinary CD just takes your breath away." - Al Shusterman, KCBL (read entire review)
"I strongly recommend Feldmannn's loving and creative tribute to Macon - to both old-time music enthusiasts and bluegrassers; with a minimum of esthetic compromise, it manages to respect both traditions, and makes for excellent listening as well". - Bill Dillof, Banjo Newsletter (read entire review)
"Peter Feldmann inhabits that space where the boundary between oldtime music and bluegrass, if it exists at all, is almost indistinct. For many years, he ran the oldtime contest in Goleta, Cal., and he issued Eck Robertson's original recordings on his own label. He also plays some fine bluegrass, and he combines the two on this recording, a tribute to Uncle Dave Macon . . . wonderful music ... and well worth a listen!" - Steve Goldfield, Bluegrass Unlimited (Read entire review)
"The CD is way cool ... It is in heavy rotation in the Spurgin Toyota-mobile Have been cruising the Sierra's with GREY CAT blasting out the windows!" - Steve Spurgin
Rated 5 HOT Dogs! - Lindsay Mar * Chicken Hot Rod 2RRR 88.5FM * Sydney, Australia
behalf of my listeners and of course myself, I must compliment
you with this great 'Grassified' tribute to Uncle Dave Macon.
Sparkling arrangements of his oldtime country songs make this
CD unique and a must-have item for everyone who is interested
in country music history. You succeeded in putting together a
great backing band, the pick of the crop of West Coast bluegrass.
"For me, it's an honour to air this great music
on my Bluegrass Express. In the upcoming months I will
include this super CD in my syndicated radio network shows in
Ireland, N. Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina. "
Cat makes the "This Old Porch, WNCW Top Ten New Releases
of 2005" list.
Feldmann has put together a very entertaining 'concept album'that
combines spoken word and some of the West Coast's best instrumentalists
in an imaginative yet sympathetic updating of some very tuneful
Old Time music. This is truly an album that has 'something for
everyone'. Feldmann serves as lead vocalist and 'master of ceremonies'
for what is essentially what you might expect to hear if you were
lucky enough to attend one of Uncle Dave Macon's tent shows in
the 1930's but presented with the musical sophistication demanded
by present day audiences. Though it's accessible enough for the
uninitiated, Bluegrass afficianados will marvel at Fiddler Byron
Berline and Guitarist 'Deacon' Dan Crary breaks and backup-flawless
without being stale-they still manage not to overshadow Peter
Feldmann's warm vocals.
"This album is a great romp through the music of Uncle Dave Macon, and is one of the happiest, toe-tappingest albums this reviewer has ever heard!"
- Brenda Hough, California BG Association.
"Peter Feldman & the Pea Patch Quintets album is a strong bluegrass tribute to the old-time songs of Uncle Davy. Bluegrassers should take note of how well these kinds of songs adapt to the genre. Rather than some half-baked folk revivalist effort, the songs were conceptually arranged with bluegrass instrumentation, in fact a few banjos, as well as a variety of vocal stackings. Im sure Uncle Dave would be proud of the little hot runs on the banjo (some with touches of harmony), along with all the other fine musicianship here."
- Joe Ross, Bluegrass Now (Read
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