The Bluegrass Fiddle Album
First Appeared at The Music Box, October 2003, Volume 10, #10
Written by John Metzger
Donít let the title of Aubrey Haynieís The Bluegrass Fiddle Album fool or frighten you. Yes, Haynie is a fiddle player, and as such, heís naturally drawn to that bluegrass-hued mountain. But with mandolin player Sam Bush, guitarist Tony Rice, banjo picker David Talbot, and bass player Barry Bales along for the ride, the 29-year old Haynie has the time of his life, kicking up a whirlwind of music, all with the type of easy-going bucolic charm thatís simply irresistible. Whether tearing into originals such as the rousing Bucknerís Breakdown or gracefully grooving through the traditional Ook Pik Waltz, the ensemble makes the songs sound absolutely effortless and free. Whatís more, where similar efforts might have become virtuoso showcases that were more about technique and emotion, Haynie keeps the album firmly rooted in his heart and soul. Thatís quite an accomplishment for the genre in general, but itís especially so, given that Haynieís career is just getting underway. Ĺ
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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