CHARLIE DANIELS AND FRIENDS > Preachin’, Prayin’, Singin’ Live from Nashville

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Captured at an April, 2005 show at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater, this was one of those surprise, “only in Nashville”‘ nights-with the Del McCoury Band, Earl Scruggs and family, Mac Wiseman, and the Whites, all on hand.Label: KOCH/BLUE HAT
[Rating: 4 STARS]

Captured at an April, 2005 show at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater, this was one of those surprise, “only in Nashville”‘ nights-with the Del McCoury Band, Earl Scruggs and family, Mac Wiseman, and the Whites, all on hand. Charlie was introducing Songs from the Longleaf Pines at the time, and most songs and performer line-ups match those on the album; the duets with Mac on “What Would You Give in Exchange?” and “Keep on the Sunny Side” are extraordinary. But the show also veers to other, stunning places-as when Bluegrass Boys vets along with Daniels, take on Bill Monroe’s “Uncle Pen.” There are charming bonus offstage interviews with the participants. The video is mainly rendered in sepia-toned black and white, and occasionally seems shaky, but with this level of vocal and instrumental mastery, you’re unlikely to notice.

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