Carl Weingarten — Redwood Melodies
(Multiphase Records MP-CD104, 1995, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-03-01For those that checked out his highly regarded Acoustic Shadow (reviewed in last issues' roundtable), this release is a completely different side of Weingarten's musical persona. It's my understanding that this was originally released as a cassette and sold at Muir Woods (a natural preserve in Northern California) as sort of a traveler's companion tape for hikers and naturalists. Indeed, the music here — mostly solos and duos for acoustic slide guitar and dobro, fits right into the fabric of the forest. With some additional bass, pedal steel, violin and keyboards added on various tracks by guest musicians, the album is varied enough to hold the listeners attention for the duration. Weingarten is an undisputed master with his slide and dobro, and this collection shows that side of his art in its best light. Very impressive indeed.
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