Harpeth Rising / Dead Man's Hand
Album: Dead Man's Hand   Collection:General
Artist:Harpeth Rising   Added:Feb 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-02 Pull Date: 2012-08-05
Week Ending: Jul 15 Jul 1
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 21, 2021: Traditions - International Women's Day Edition (rebroadcast from Mar 8, 2019)
4. Jul 13, 2012: Ember's Everlasting
2. Mar 08, 2019: Traditions - International Women's Day Edition
5. Jul 13, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Dead Man's Hand
3. Dec 14, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Tough As Nails (Love Song For A Toyota Corolla)
6. Jun 29, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Crash Test Dummy Blues

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-05-19
Harpath Rising has been getting great notices in folk / Americana circles. The music is an enjoyable mash-up of folk, country, blue grass, and Classical (yep!) influences, without being any of those things in particular. Leaders are Jordana Greenberg on violin and Rebecca Reed-Lunn on banjo. Both women sing strong lead and harmony parts, and share the songwriting. A cello and a subtle hand drum back them up. Fun record.

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1 Mid fast, peppy jig. Celtic-sounding folk song with an American West theme. (5:25)
2 * Mid slow. Pretty melody, lovely singing. Violin sounds country, cello Classical. (3:38)
3 Slow, cowboy ballad. Good harmony singing. A bit dreary & tedious. (4:23)
4 ** Mid slow, folk ballad. Woman, gone to Cali in the Gold Rush, wants to return home. Singing is goose-bump gorgeous. Violin solo in the middle is very nice. (5:10)
5 *** Fast, exciting & stirring. Very fine harmony singing. Nice cello solo midway. (3:30)
6 Mid tempo. Complex story w weird Dylan-esque characters. Good banjo picking. (4:46)
7 ** Epitomizes the group’s approach: good harmony singing, good strings. I can imagine Alison Kraus singing this. (3:34)
8 * Fast. Campfire-song fun. Ode to a trusty car. Great banjo picking. A Turkey-in-the-Straw fiddle solo. As silly novelty songs go, this is a good one. (6:05)
9 By Canadian folkie Stan Rodgers. Good, but not as interesting as other mat’l here. (4:35)
10 * Mid-tempo, but urgent. Interesting for intense, angry tone. Cello is excellent. (4:40)

Track Listing
1. Dead Man's Hand   6. Crash Test Dummy Blues
2. Amends   7. Hey Driver
3. Coyote   8. Tough As Nails (Love Song For A Toyota Corolla)
4. California 1854   9. Guysborough Train
5. Time   10. Next Year's Rain