John Starling - Slidin' Home
  • Waitin' For A Train (3:10)
  • Cold Hard Business (4:39)
  • South Riding Tango (2:12)
  • In My Hour Of Darkness (3:36)
  • The Riverboat Song (2:55)
  • They'll Never Take Her Love From Me (3:59)
  • Those Two Blue Eyes (3:12)
  • Willin' (3:55)
  • Irish Spring (2:46)
  • Prayer For My Friends (2:43)
  • Waitin' For A Train (3:10)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:10) [7.25 MB]
  • Cold Hard Business (4:39)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:39) [10.66 MB]
  • South Riding Tango (2:12)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:12) [5.04 MB]
  • In My Hour Of Darkness (3:36)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:36) [8.24 MB]
  • The Riverboat Song (2:55)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:55) [6.69 MB]
  • They'll Never Take Her Love From Me (3:59)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:59) [9.14 MB]
  • Those Two Blue Eyes (3:12)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:12) [7.33 MB]
  • Willin' (3:55)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:55) [8.97 MB]
  • Irish Spring (2:46)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:46) [6.34 MB]
  • Prayer For My Friends (2:43)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:43) [6.21 MB]
Biography
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JOHN STARLING & CAROLINA STAR - SLIDIN' HOME (REB-1820), 2007

Musicians
John Starling: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals
Mike Auldridge: Resophonic Guitar
Tom Gray: Bass
Rickie Simpkins: Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals
Jimmy Gaudreau: Mandolin, Vocals
Guests:
Kent Ippolito: Mandolin, Lead Guitar
Jon Randall: Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
Emmylou Harris: Harmony Vocal
Jay Starling: Piano
Pete Wasner: Wurlitzer
Larry Stephenson: Mandolin, Harmony Vocal

Production Credits
Produced by George Massenburg and John Starling
Recorded at Petewood Intergalactica, Franklin, TN
Engineered by George Massenburg
Assisted by David Robinson, Jeff Covert and Jay Starling
Additional Recording at Wally Cleaver's Recording, Fredericksburg, VA and Bias Recording, Springfield, VA
Mixed at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN
Mastered by Bill Wolf for Wolf Productions, Falls Church, VA

John Starling, one of the great singers of contemporary Bluegrass and acoustic music, is in a perfect setting for his soulful voice on these tracks. Starling, a founding member of one of the all-time great acoustic bands, the Seldom Scene, was away from actively performing for many years while he pursued his career as a surgeon in the medical field. It’s great to have him back, especially in a band that is very reminiscent of the Seldom Scene—as well it should be, considering that two members—Mike Auldridge and Tom Gray—were also important & founding members of that group. Unlike the Scene, it’s a group without a banjo, but additional members Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin) and Rickie Simpkins (fiddle) add beautifully to a tasteful and wonderfully musical treatment of some fine material. Every song is powerful in its own way, starting with Starling’s take on the old Jimmie Rodgers favorite, "Waitin’ For a Train." John is joined by longtime friend of the Scene, Emmylou Harris, in a poignant treatment of Gram Parsons’ "In My Hour of Darkness," and his achingly beautiful vocal on the classic Leon Payne song "They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me" is to me is well worth a listen. Another great song is Gillian Welch’s "Riverboat Song", and "Those Two Blue Eyes", "Willin’", "Cold Hard Business" and Sarah Pirkle’s "Prayer For My Friends" are all impressive. A gem of an album!
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  • Members:
    John Starling, Rickie Simpkins, Jimmy Gaudreau, Kent Ippolito, Mike Auldridge, Tom Gray
  • Sounds Like:
  • Influences:
    Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, The Country Gentlemen
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    11/24/20
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