Fire on the Strings

Fire on the Strings, Vol. 1: Ultimate Guitar and Banjo Album

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If red-hot banjo and guitar pickin' is your thing, then this one's right up your alley. With banjo and guitar hotshots like Eddie Adcock (an explosive "Goodbye Bluebelle"), Merle Travis (a beautiful solo rendition of "Silver Moon"), Sonny Osborne, Joe Maphis (great take on "Liebstraum"), and Don Reno and Arthur Smith (who also duets with Maphis on "Water Baby Boogie"), this acoustic-based feast for the ears doesn't let up for a second. It's simply top-heavy with spirited playing, and the recording quality has a perceptible presence that literally blossoms in headphones. If this set sounds exciting, it plays even better.

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