Annie Lou - Grandma's Rules For Drinkin'

Another great release from Hearth Music, Annie Lou- Grandma's Rules For Drinkin' is an ole' timey floor board tappin' excursion to Appalachia by way of the Yukon. Excellent fiddlin' and strummin' and Annie's time warp vocalizations combined with great storytelling bring the past and present together in this outstanding album.

Grandma’s Rules for Drinking features the songwriting, singing, and guitar/banjo work of Anne Louise Genest, who spent twenty-two years in the Yukon woods. Recorded in Toronto, the album features the prodigious old-time fiddling of John Showman (New Country Rehab), the clawhammer banjo of Kim Barlow and Frank Evans, with Max Heineman (Foggy Hogtown Boys) on upright bass. The album was produced by multiple Juno-nominee Andrew Collins of Canadian alt-stringband The Creaking Tree String Quartet. Collins brought his extensive experience of pushing the boundaries of traditional music, plus some burning mandolin playing.

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Comment by Cary Allen Fields on November 6, 2012 at 2:05pm

There certainly is some nice mandolin playing throughout the album, you said it. Have been fortunate enough to see Collins and Showman perform with both Foggy Hogtown and Creaking Tree a time or two. Annie's songwriting is downright fun and strikes a fine balance between old and new ways, we're enjoying this thing in a big ol' way. 
We'll feature the title track in the program this weekend, inspired me to just build an entire set around abstinence and moderation, which ended-up being a lot more fun than you'd think! Set well with Loretta warning that man of her's not to come home a-drinkin' with lovin' on his mind and Junior Brown singing how he hung it up, that kind of thing. 


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