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reviews 8 More Miles by Rattle on the Stovepipe

The CD explores the relationship between English & American old time music, with some tunes played back to
back. The playing, as expected, is fabulous with a fine blend of songs and tunes. There's 'Willies Ghost', 'Sail Away Ladies' as well as the title track 'Eight More Miles to Louisville'. Pete Cooper's singing of 'Lakes of Pontrachain' is the best we've heard. Tunes include 'New Rigged Ship', 'Fred Pidgeon's No. 1' and 'Tennessee Mountain Fox?chase'.
These guys can really play, but when they start to sing the entertainment is wonderful.


Dave's incredible knowledge of traditional music is very evident in the extensive, but interesting notes, along with many anecdotes to quote Shirley Collins 'A Perfect Pleasure'.