Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Coal Porters

Artist:  The Coal Porters
Origin:  Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre:  Bluegrass, Alternative Country, Americana, Roots Rock, Progressive Bluegrass

Original line-up:

Sid Griffin:  Mandolin, Autoharp, Harmonica, Vocals
Neil Robert Herd:  Guitar, Vocals
Kerenza Peacock:  Fiddle,. Vocals
Paul Fitzgerald:  Banjo, Vocals
Andrew Stafford:  Bass, Vocals

The Coal Porters are a British-American Bluegrass Band, fromed in Los Angeles in 1989, led by Sid Griffin (Mandolin, Autoharp, Harmonica, Vocals Ex The Long Ryders) and Neil Robert (Guitar, Vocals), along with Kerenza Peacock (Fiddle, Vocals), Paul Fitzgerald (Banjo, Vocals), and Andrew Stafford.

Title:  No. 6  (2016)
Genre:  Bluegrass, Alternative Country, Americana, Roots Rock, Progressive Bluegrass
Label:  Prima Records
Rating:   ****


 1.  The Day The Last Ramone Died  (3:50)
 2.  Save Me From The Storm  (3:29)
 3.  The Blind Bartender  (7:24)
 4.  Chopping The Garlic  (3:18)
 5.  Salad Days  (2:47)
 6.  Unhappy Anywhere  (3:13)
 7.  Train No. 10-0-5  (4:26)
 8.  Play A Tune  (3:26)
 9.  The Old Style Prison Break  (3:49)
10. Another Girl, Another Planet  (2:48)


Sid Griffin:  Mandolin, Autoharp, Harmonica, Vocals, Clawhammer Banjo on Track 7
Neil Robert Herd:  Guitar, Banjo Sexto, Dobro on Track 6, 12- String Acoustic onTrack 8, Vocals
Kerenza Peacock:  Fiddle, Ukulele, Vocals
Paul Fitzgerald:  Banjo,Dobro on Tracks: 2, 9, Vocals
Andrew Stafford:  Doghouse Bass, Vocals

Special Guests:

Eikel Venegas:  Trumpet
Tali Trow:  Backing Vocals, Bowed Bass on Track 7, Guitar on Track 3

No. 6 is the sixth studio album by The Coal Porters, was released on September 9, 2016 by Prima Records, produced by British Folk Rock Legend John Wood (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Beth Orton, Squeeze).

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