The Station Inn and Darrell Scott Part 2

Read about Darrell Scott’s new album Live At The Station Inn

Darrell Scott

 

When last we wrote about Darrell Scott‘s forthcoming new release Live At The Station Inn, there was scant detail available.  To compensate, we delivered a short history of the venue in which the new songs were recorded – The Station Inn in Nashville.  You can read about one of that city’s, nay America’s, best live music places HERE.

Now we have more information about the new record, out on November 17 2017 on Soundly Music, and from the best source available – the artist himself, Darrell Scott:

 

“The Station Inn is a little cinder block tavern that has hosted more casual Bluegrass nights of music than any place on earth. That little tavern is still standing with all the olympic-panic buildings towering over – (look closely at Gabriel Scott’s great photo of the Station Inn at night…my son – there it is in black and white). Every time i drive by the place i wonder if it is the last time i will see it standing.

So, with a 4 piece that had played a few gigs together in the touring summer, we had not played for months when we played this night in December with Christmas around the corner…hark.

Shad Cobb

Here is Shad Cobb on fiddle, Matt Flinner on banjo and mandolin, Bryn Davies on bass, and me. ALL playing on the edge of our wits and not knowing whether we will collapse in the next moment or soar above the tall buildings surrounding us. And playing in a place where our heroes have stood and delivered. (Friend, Odessa Settles, joins us on a song as she was sitting in the audience…very Station Inn).

To me live music is to have that edge, that little (or big) threat of the unknown waiting around every corner – and still, with complete faith in our fellow band members (and maybe some blind faith in ourselves) that we may actually be able to do this. I believe the audience feels and sees and hears that edge. No hiding. Music in the moment.

Better players i do not know

Better engineers i do not know
(Miles Wilknson, Stephanie Hudacek recording; and mixing: Dave Sinko; and mastering: Richard Dodd)

Same with Gabriel’s photo of Station Inn being swallowed by a Nashville not fully comfortable with its’ seemingly, less olympic, deep rooted history.

Same with the Station Inn and a night of this music and hearing every musicians’ friend (and bartender), Ann Soyers, ring the bell by the bar when she hears something particularly special. This recording is dedicated to the love, support and memory of Ann Soyers.

This night of making stuff up with friends.

Station Inn,
Long may you run”

 

 

 

Track listing:

1. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
2. With a Memory Like Mine
3. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
4. Family Tree
5. Urge for Going
6. The Open Door
7. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
8. Jesus Was a Capricorn
9. Helen of Troy, Pa
10. River Take Me

 

If you have never been to The Station Inn, you should.  If you want to go there with a group of friends, you can join the Americana Rhythms and Blues Tour in September 2018.

 

Read about Darrell Scott’s new album Live At The Station Inn

Author: Rob Dickens

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