Randall McKinnon brings new CD ‘Back Home’ to The Next Page in Frisco
If you go
What: Sneak peek of Randall McKinnon’s new CD, “Back Home”
When: 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17
Where: The Next Page Books & Nosh, 409 Main St., Frisco
Cost: Free; drink and food specials will be available
While the “official” release party is scheduled for next month, local entertainer Randall McKinnon is providing a special sneak peek at his new CD, “Back Home,” at The Next Page Books & Nosh on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
“UPS indicates the boxes of CDs are to be delivered in Summit County on Tuesday, and with the holiday season upon us, there is simply no reason to wait,” McKinnon said.
“Back Home” is a strong collection of solid country tunes, some great folk music and traditional numbers providing what McKinnon describes as “comfort music as tasty as Mom’s meatloaf and equally satisfying.” It follows 2010’s “Where Rivers Change Direction,” which was very well received in the High Country. Both CDs feature McKinnon’s warm vocals and guitar surrounded by a great cast of players led by Katie Glassman on fiddle.
The songs on “Back Home” reflect McKinnon’s recent involvement with the mountain dulcimer, a stringed instrument rooted in Appalachia, and the community of players who gather in festivals around the country that feature old-time and traditional folk music.
“Don Pedi, the Wright Family, Cathy Barton and Dave Para all exposed me to songs included on this CD, some old and some new, and mountain dulcimer adds a nice, new flavor to the fiddle, mandolin and guitar on this record,” McKinnon said.
This project was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ed Billeaud in Breckenridge. Some highlights include “Home Grown Tomatoes,” a Guy Clark tune about true love; “Gum Tree Canoe,” a traditional take on the tune John Hartford put on the map; “Prodigal Son,” a telling of the parable with ties to old-time musician Dock Boggs; and “The Cuckoo,” a traditional tune about vices and vexes of relationships.
For more information and a complete track list for the new CD, visit http://www.randallmckinnon.com.
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