Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Annie Lou - Grandma's Rules For Drinkin'

Another great release from Hearth Music, Annie Lou - Grandma's Rules For Drinkin' is an ole' timey floor board tappin' excursion to Appalachia by way of the Yukon. Excellent fiddlin' and strummin' and Annie's time warp vocalizations combined with great storytelling bring the past and present together in this outstanding album.

Grandma’s Rules for Drinking features the songwriting, singing, and guitar/banjo work of Anne Louise Genest, who spent twenty-two years in the Yukon woods. Recorded in Toronto, the album features the prodigious old-time fiddling of John Showman (New Country Rehab), the clawhammer banjo of Kim Barlow and Frank Evans, with Max Heineman (Foggy Hogtown Boys) on upright bass. The album was produced by multiple Juno-nominee Andrew Collins of Canadian alt-stringband The Creaking Tree String Quartet. Collins brought his extensive experience of pushing the boundaries of traditional music, plus some burning mandolin playing.

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