The Long Way Home

August 1998

photo credit: Art Durity

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The Long Way Home, recorded in Nashville, TN, is Amy's first solo effort. Grammy award-winning producer Rich Adler, who has worked with such noted musicians as Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash, Tom Paxton, David Mallett, Iris DeMent and Neil Young, assembled a cast of top-flight musicians for the project. In addition to the late fiddle wizard Randy Howard (who also plays mandolin on the project) the album features 1998 IBMA Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines, and 1997 and 1998 IBMA Dobro Player of the Year Rob Ickes. Awards aside, it's the cohesiveness of the project as a whole--an Adler trademark--that makesthis album a triumphant national debut for Amy Gallatin. "I'd say the album has an acoustic country feel, only with a wider range of contemporary, varied material," Amy says. "l knew without a doubt the instrumentation had to be acoustic, as all my albums have been." Jeff White, currently touring with Vince Gill, and a superb bluegrass musician in his ownright, joins Amy for a lively duet on "Wake Me When That Sun Goes Down" penned by South Dakota songwriter Hank Harris. Guitarist and session leader Steven Sheehan, a Nashville veteran, has chalked up projects with David Mallett and Claire Lynch, among many others. Percussionist Pat McInerney, renowned for his studio work aswell as his tours with folk artist Nanci Griffith, rounds out the cast along with Jim Hoke on harmonica and clarinet. The album is garnering airplay from coast to coast and has been featured on Prime Cuts of Bluegrassand Acoustic Rainbow compilations. The title cut was co-written by noted bluegrass singer/songwriter Claire Lynch and Steven Sheehan. Gallatin's fans have long awaited herrecording of Guy Clark's "Immigrant Eyes," as well as the finale "Rancher's Lullaby," both of which she has been performing with her band Stillwaters for some time. "I couldn't be happier with Rich's production and all the musicians on this album," Amy says. "It's a dream come true for me to be able to work with any one of them, much less all of them together."

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Personnel & Songs

Amy Gallatin
-- Vocals

Including special guests:

Randy Howard--Fiddle and mandolin
Steven Sheehan--Guitar
Missy Raines--Upright bass
Rob Ickes--Dobro and "Ickesenborn" steel guitar
Jeff White--Harmony and duet vocals
Pat McInerney--percussion
Jim Hoke--Harmonica and clarinet

Song List:

1 - Baton Rouge
2 - On The Road
3 - The Long Way Home

4 - Waiting For You
5 - I Get Lonely For You
6 - Here We Go
7 - Immigrant Eyes
8 - Wake Me When That Sun Goes Down
9 - Voice Of The Big Guitar
10 - Pete's Lovesick Blues
11 - This City Life
12 - Just Passin' Through
13 - Rancher's Lullaby

Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters
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