The Best in Acoustic Music Performance
Alice Gerrard & Mike Seeger
November 18, 2008
Alice Gerrard & Mike Seeger are two of the most influential performers of traditional American music. Alice is well known for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960's and '70s. Mike is famed for his role as a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers. This reissue collects home and concert recordings they made from1967-1980. Together, Mike and Alice sang many beautiful duets, some of which are eerily relevant (for example, Private John Q). Both musicians contribute pieces they wrote, and they perform some great covers of country and bluegrass songs. A number of the tracks are from an old Greenhays LP while others are live concert recordings from Japan. There are 12 tracks included that never before been released in the United States. Three tracks feature the legendary Tommy Jarrell on fiddle. The companion songbook for this album is included on the CD. This is a must-have for fans of American roots music.