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Tin Hat Trio: Rodeo Eroded

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Tin Hat Trio: Rodeo Eroded

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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.

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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


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