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Fair Weather


Download links and information about Fair Weather by Alison Brown. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Acoustic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 40:34 minutes.

Artist: Alison Brown
Release date: 2000
Genre: Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Acoustic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 40:34
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No. Title Length
1. Late On Arrival 2:30
2. Fair Weather 3:04
3. Poe's Pickin' Party 3:43
4. Everyday I Write the Book 3:28
5. The Devil Went Down to Berkeley 4:21
6. Hummingbird 3:56
7. Girl's Breakdown 3:42
8. Everybody's Talkin' 3:45
9. Deep Gap 3:52
10. Shake and Howdy 3:12
11. Leaving Cottondale 3:19
12. Sweet Thing 1:42



Banjo virtuoso Alison Brown, whose primary group is a jazz quartet, returns to her bluegrass roots on this beautiful and exhilarating album. Well, sort of. The instrumental format is certainly bluegrass, given guest artists like Stuart Duncan and Darol Anger on fiddles, guitarists Mike Marshall and Tony Rice, and mandolinist Sam Bush, and with Brown's fiery five-string picking front and center. But much of this is bluegrass music of a type that Bill Monroe might not recognize; while "Late on Arrival" is a good old-fashioned Scruggs-style banjo showcase and "Fair Weather" a modern bluegrass song with all the standard accouterments, the twin mandolins and easy-swinging rhythm of "Poe's Pickin' Party" sound kind of like an old-time string band playing turn-of-the-century salon music. And then there are the cover tunes, which include a gently winning rendition of the old Elvis Costello hit "Everyday I Write the Book." The album's most thrilling moments come on the complex and exhilarating "Leaving Cottondale," which is both one of the prettiest and one of the most technically impressive of Brown's compositions. Here she's joined by fellow banjo maverick Bela Fleck for one of the most jaw-dropping passages of twin-banjo counterpoint ever put on tape. Call it bluegrass, call it newgrass, call it jazzgrass, whatever. This is one of the best albums of 2000 in any genre.