PressIvan Rosenberg "The Littlest Dobro" Press Release
* = Recommended. All songs Canadian Content (MAPL)
1.*Z Clampett (4:01), modern bluegrass
2.*Clinch Mountain Bar Mitzvah (3:50), klezmer-grass
3.*Aardvarked (4:03), modern bluegrass/old time
4. Hold It! (3:18), 70s-style bluegrass
5.*Spock's Brain (3:39), modern bluegrass/old time
6. *The Pearloid Gates (3:06), old school Dobro tune
7. Old Vatseznoots (6:09), modern bluegrass
8. New Year's Waltz (4:06), new acoustic/bluegrass
9. Hard Boiled (3:02), modern bluegrass
10. *The Littlest Dobro (3:59), old time/bluegrass
Ivan Rosenberg (Dobro), Frank Evans (3-finger and clawhammer banjo), Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Annie Staninec (fiddle), Alastair Whitehead (bass). Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered at the Schtood in Toronto, ON by Ivan Rosenberg.
The CD features Rosenberg on Dobro with The Slocan Ramblers (Toronto's rising bluegrass stars) plus with guest fiddler Annie Staninec, winner of a 2015 IBMA Momentum Award.
This album marks a return to the aesthetic of Rosenberg's first two albums The Lost Coast and Back to the Pasture: catchy, moody, melody-driven instrumentals with tasteful improvisation. While not always flashy, Rosenberg's original melodies have caught the attention of television and film studios, and his songs have appeared in over 400 TV and film scores including The Daily Show, Oprah, Call of the Wildman, History Detectives, and the Hollywood blockbuster Kangaroo Jack.
Rosenberg crowd-funded the album on Kickstarter and promoted the project using a series of claymation videos featuring the world's first animated Dobro (featured on the album cover). All six videos can be seen at: tinyurl.com/LittlestDobroSeries