Buddy Miller Re-imagines Classic Country

 

In the mix: Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz,
Patty Griffin and more.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Buddy Miller teamed up with
esteemed guitarists Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz to create The Majestic
Silver Strings,
to be released on CD,
with bonus DVD, March 1 via New West Records. The Majestic
Silver Strings,
produced by Buddy,
is his re-imagination of country songs, loaded with guitars, atmosphere and
attitude. Guest vocalists on the album include Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin,
Shawn Colvin, Lee Ann Womack, Chocolate Genius, Ann McCrary and Julie
Miller.  Rounding out the band are Dennis Crouch on bass and Jay Bellerose
on drums.  The Majestic Silver Strings and the album’s guests are among
the most well respected and in-demand current musicians. Making a record of
this caliber was a dream and took luck of scheduling to make come true.  A
bonus DVD with concert footage of the first, and only performance to date with
Buddy, Marc, Bill and Greg playing the tracks selected for this project, will
be included with the CD. 

The musicians re-interpret classic country songs written by some of the most
esteemed songwriters including Lefty Frizzell, Roger Miller and George Jones,
whose hit “Why Baby Why” is sung by Buddy on the record.  The
band also tackles a few traditional compositions and several new songs
including “God’s Wing’d Horse” written by Julie Miller and Bill
Frisell.   Many projects boast one guest vocalist; Buddy has six
revered friends lending their voices to the recording including Emmylou Harris
on “Why I’m Walkin'” and Lee Ann Womack on “Meds.” 
Buddy also does a duet of “I Want To Be With You Always” with Patty
Griffin.

 

Tracklisting:

 

1. Cattle Call
Buddy Miller sings
2. No Good Lover
Buddy Miller & Ann McCrary sing
3. I Want To Be With You Always
Buddy Miller & Patty Griffin
sing
4. Barres De La Prison
Marc Ribot sings
5. Meds
Lee Ann Womack sings
6. Dang Me
Chocolate Genius sings
7. Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie
Marc Ribot sings
8. That’s The Way Love Goes
Shawn Colvin sings
9. Freight Train
Instrumental
10. Why I’m Walkin’
Emmylou Harris sings
11. Why Baby Why
Buddy Miller & Marc Ribot sing
12. Return To Me
Lee Ann Womack sings
13. God’s Wing’ed Horse
Buddy & Julie Miller sing

 

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