Review by Steven Stone
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CD Stock Number: All Young Records
Celtic music is a surefire melodic bromide for those of us who've grown tired of mainstream musical fare. Undulating melodic lines and complicated musical textures define this musical genre. At times Celtic music sounds mid-eastern because of its serpentine forms and rhythms. Chip Lamson has spent a great deal of time immersing himself in these old string-band traditions and the results can be heard on All Young.
The tunes here are not only arranged by Chip Lamason, but he plays all the instruments too. The cornucopia of gear would fill a well-stocked vintage shop. Here's a list: 1924 Gibson Lloyd Loar F-5 mandolin, 1924 Gibson F-4 mandolin, 1927 Gibson F-4 mandolin, 1924 Gibson A-1 mandolin, 1918 Gibson H-4 mandola, 1998 Stefan Sobell
Bizzar, 1935 Gibson TG-1 tenor guitar, mid-30's Bacon and Day Senorita tenor banjo, 1974 Gibson J-50 guitar, 1997 Guild acoustic guitar bass, 1941 Martin 00-18 guitar, 1947 Martin 000-18 guitar, and assorted percussion instruments like a dumbek, barembaum, wicker shaker, and chicken shaker.
Sound Quality: 95