Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - Merlefest, Wilkesboro, North Carolina

25th April 2008

(Festivalink.Net FEST0376) 2008


Merlefest 2008
Rear Cover

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This is an official live set, made available at FestivalLink.net as a digital download in MP3 or FLAC format, or burned to a CD-R.

The set is a bit truncated, but gives a flavour of the live perfomances at the time, with spots highlighting individual band members: Dewey's fiddle on Lee Highway Blues; James guitar show-piece Soldier's Joy and Steve Sparkman letting rip on Clinch Mountain Backstep. Ralph apparently had throat problems caused by high pollen, but doesn't sound in too bad a form on Room At The Top Of The Stairs, Pretty Polly and Robin Built A Nest.... There's also a guest spot featuring Jim Lauderdale and Ralph on I Feel Like Singing Today, the obligatory clawhammer medley... and Dewey's finale of Orange Blossom Special.

The CD-R comes in a generic card digipack, with the individual gig details printed seperately and stuck on the sleeve.

Sound quality is pretty good too.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(26:27)
1
Lee Highway Blues

G.B. Grayson
2
Soldier's Joy

P.D.
3
Clinch Mountain Backstep

Ruby Rakes
4
Room At The Top Of The Stairs

George Jones
5
Robin Built A Nest On Daddy's Grave

Earl Sykes
6
Rocky Island / Shout Little Lulie

P.D.
7
I Feel Like Singing Today

Jim Lauderdale
8
Pretty Polly

P.D.
9
Orange Blossom Special

Ervin T. Rouse

 


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