(180 gr. schwarzes Vinyl im Standard-Cover mit DL-Card) John Oates, eine Häflte der der legendären Hall & Oates, legt eine Americana-Platte vor. Klassischer Delta & Country Blues und Ragtime, dazu neue Stücke von Oates, die sich nahtlos einfügen.nnJohn Oates, eine Häflte der der legendären Hall & Oates, machte endlich die Platte, die er immer machen wollte. Arkansas ist eine Americana-Platte. Von seinem neuen Heim in Nashville, Tennesse aus tauchte er eine Dekade lang tief in die Geschichte der Roots-Musik. Es gibt Interpretationen von Emmett Millers Anytime von 1924 oder den Jimmie Rodgers Tune Miss the Mississippi and You von 1932. Traditional Delta, Country Blues und Ragtime huldigen Mississippi John Hurt und Blind Blake. Dazu kommen neue Stücke von Oates, die sich nahtlos einfügen. The sonic glue that holds the project together is called The Good Road Band. The impressive lineup consists of legendary mandolin players Sam Bush, pedal steel innovator Russ Pahl, world famous electric guitar picker Guthrie Trapp, bass veteran Steve Mackey, cello virtuoso Nat Smith, and the groove of percussionist Josh Day. Combine that ensemble with Oates' warm and personal storytelling, and you have a one-of-a-kind experience that is authentic and unforgettable. The project originally began as a tribute to Oates' idol, Mississippi John Hurt . It evolved organically, during a series of Nashville recording sessions, into a unique, retrospective collection drawing from a wide range of Oates' musical influences. Asked about the style and sound of Arkansas, he say's , It's like Dixieland dipped in bluegrass and salted with Delta blues. The title track is propelled by a driving production that frames evocative images of the mist rising off the mighty Mississippi River and the expansiveness of the cotton fields in America's heartland. With the essence of roots music at its core, vintage and modern recording techniques are woven throughout the album. With this incredible band, Oates shines a light on popular songs from America's past long before the birth of rock 'n' roll. TRACKS: 1. Anytime 2. Arkansas 3. My Creole Belle 4. Pallet Soft and Low 5. Miss the Mississippi and You 6. Stack O Lee 7. That'll Never Happen No More 8. Dig Back Deep 9. Lord Send Me 10. Spike Driver Blues
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Gurf Morlix is an American multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer residing for many years in Austin, Texas. He has worked with many of the best known performers of Americana and alternative country music. His most notable works include albums by Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Mary Gauthier, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Slaid Cleaves. The instruments that he plays include guitar, bass, mandolin, mandocello, dobro, pedal steel, Weissenborn, banjo, harmonica, and drums. Gurf is a member of the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame (2004) and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (2005), and is the Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year for 2009.