Ain't No Grave: A Tribute to Traditional & Public
It is the nature of traditional and public domain songs to shift with time. Words, melodies, even titles can change as musicians make these songs their own. This album is a collection of these songs, and each song reflects a distinct artistic personality. But even while the performances carry these songs firmly into the present, the respect each track carries for the past binds this album together. This long-playing disc is a tribute to these songs and the spirit they bring to our musical landscape today. 'Ain't No Grave is a sparkling collection of sixteen superbly sequenced public domain and traditional tunes by roots and folk bands from around the country,' -No Depression, January-February 2004 'This is not just a brilliant idea, it's wonderfully executed. Not because of any abundance of famous artists... but because the programming is astute and the performers manage to both respect the songs yet put their personal imprints on them,' -Big Takeover Magazine, Spring 2004.