Friday, August 19, 2005

Tailgate Party and Fiddle Fire to be reissued!

Nashville City Paper: "A pair of late '90s Charlie Daniels releases have just been reissued, both of them reaffirming his flamboyance as a fiddler and also highlighting the wide stylistic range of his band. Fiddle Fire and Tailgate Party (both Blue Hat/Koch) include Daniels and company stretching out on Southern boogie romps, doing blues and bluegrass bits, covering Blind Willie McTell, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton tunes, dabbling into Cajun and rock pieces, and even features in the title track on Fiddle Fire an arrangement not far removed from what was once called jazz-rock. Though he's a capable and congenial vocalist, the rapid-fire runs, twists, licks and riffs that Daniels weaves through his solos serve as the primary foundation for the CDB, with guitarist Bruce Brown, keyboardist Taz Digregorio, bassist Charlie Hayward, second guitarist Chris Wormer and drummer Jack Gavin then pivoting off, complimenting or contrasting the fiery Daniels fiddle work with their own solos, exchanges and responses. The CDB remains a vibrant and surprising ensemble, and these are two among a long list of prime Daniels' items."

If you missed them the first time, now's your chance to get them! They both rock.

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