321

Tin Hat Trio: Rodeo Eroded

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
Tin Hat Trio: Rodeo Eroded

...Music for Music’s Sake...

Artists who defy standard categorization have been making their way to Ropeadope Records, who, in turn, have been embracing them with open arms. One of the most recent bands to sign with the eclectic label is the genre polyglot threesome, Tin Hat Trio. How fortunate this is for the label and us. The Tin Hat Trio had two previous recordings ( Memory is an Elephant and Helium ) on EMI’s classical subsidiary, Angel, where the band received a modest amount of attention. Now with a label in more of the band’s groove, the Tin Hat Trio continues to come into their own, though that should not be so hard considering the brilliant uniqueness of the group.

The Tin Hat Trio is collectively Rob Burger (keyboards, accordion, harmonica), Carla Kihlstedt (violin, viola, voice), and Mark Orton (guitars, dobro, banjo). San Francisco natives all, the trio makes music of another place and time with a select group of guest appearances, from Jon Fishman to Willie Nelson. The music could easily be a soundtrack of mid-19th Century New York City when a dozen cultures clashed, coupled, and give birth to what we now call America. Moody and often dark, the music contains Hebraic, Eastern European, and Russian genes. The rustic combination of dobro, fiddle, and accordian gives this recording a nose of wood smoke with hints of cinnamon, curry, saffron, and red wine. Drink Deep.

Visit Ropeadope .


Track Listing: 1. Bill (Orton) - 5:03 2. Fear of the South (Orton) - 4:01 3. Holiday Joel (Orton) - 3:31 4. Happy Hour (Burger) - 2:56 5. Willow Weep for Me (Ronnel) - 4:37 6. Nickel Mountain (Orton) - 2:44 7. O.N.E.O. (Orton) - 3:35 8. The Last Cowboy (Orton) - 5:22 9. Maximo's Plunge (Orton) - 3:17 10. Rubies, Pearls, And Emeralds (Burger) - 4:52 11. Manmoth (Orton) - 4:26 12. Interlude (Burger) - 1:31 13. Under the Gun (Kihlstedt) - 2:14 14. Night of the Skeptic (Orton) - 2:48 15. Sweep (Kihlstedt) - 1:51 (Total Time: 52:54).

Personnel: Willie Nelson - Vocals, Guest Appearance Joan Fishman - Drums Zeena Parkins - Harp, Guest Appearance Billy Martin - Percussion, Guest Appearance Bryan Smith - Tuba, Guest Appearance Carla Kihlstedt - Violin, Viola, Vocals, Voices Rob Burger - Organ, Harmonica, Piano, Accordion, Celeste Mark Orton - Banjo, Dobro, Guitar, Arranger.

Year Released: 2002 | Style: Fringes of Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read Fellowship CD/LP/Track Review Fellowship
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 22, 2017
Read E.S.T. Symphony CD/LP/Track Review E.S.T. Symphony
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 22, 2017
Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 22, 2017
Read The Invariant CD/LP/Track Review The Invariant
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 22, 2017
Read Akua's Dance CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Daylight Ghosts CD/LP/Track Review Daylight Ghosts
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 21, 2017
Read "AMa AZa LaNdO" CD/LP/Track Review AMa AZa LaNdO
by Geno Thackara
Published: August 23, 2016
Read "Follow The Stick" CD/LP/Track Review Follow The Stick
by Budd Kopman
Published: May 18, 2016
Read "Bring Joy" CD/LP/Track Review Bring Joy
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: January 4, 2017
Read "Wonders" CD/LP/Track Review Wonders
by Mark F. Turner
Published: August 12, 2016
Read "Functioning Broke" CD/LP/Track Review Functioning Broke
by Doug Collette
Published: July 3, 2016
Read "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" CD/LP/Track Review Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
by Mark Corroto
Published: May 1, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!