Folksongs of Illinois 2 / Various
On Volume 2 of the 'Folksongs of Illinois' CD series, scholar-producer Paul Tyler and producer Bucky Halker offer a broad and vibrant sampling of fiddle traditions and fiddlers in Illinois. The compilation includes songs from Alison Krauss, Johnny Frigo, Eddie South, Pat Roche, Liz Carroll, the Prairie Ramblers, Martin Bogan & Armstrong, Sones De Mexico Ensemble, Polish Highlanders, and Paul Tyler and Chirps Smith, among others. Irish, African-American, Serbian, Scandinavian, Yankee, Mexican, and other fiddling styles are included. This is great playing from great players. 'A wonderful collection of toe tappin', foot stompin', leg shakin' songs and instrumentals' . . . 'a remarkable job' Charles Gritzner, Professor of Geography 'exceptional . . . enjoyable' Stylus Magazine 'a surprisingly eclectic and satisfyingly quality listen' Allmusic.com Originally a project of Bucky Halker at the Illinois Humanities Council, now under the auspices of Company of Folk.