Three August Nights

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Three August Nights
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Live album by Northern Lights
Released2000
Recorded2000
Genre Bluegrass, progressive bluegrass
Label Prime CD Records
Producer Northern Lights
Northern Lights chronology
Living in the City
(1996)
Three August Nights
(2000)
Another Sleepless Night
(2001)
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Three August Nights is a live album by the progressive bluegrass band Northern Lights. After the departure of Jake Armerding, the band plays as quartet with guest fiddler, Vassar Clements. This would be the last album for Taylor Armerding, the only founding member remaining in the group. [2]

Northern Lights (bluegrass band) American Progressive bluegrass band formed in 1975 in New England

Northern Lights was an American Progressive bluegrass band formed in 1975 in New England, which musical career spanned more than three decades. Known for a progressive style of bluegrass playing, the band went through a number of line-up changes through the years and included such personalities as Alison Brown or multiinstrumentalist Jake Armerding, son of founding member Taylor Armerding, who started playing with the band full-time at age of 14, but played occasionally when he was 12. As of 2009, there is no founding member left in the group. Guitarist Bill Henry, who joined the band in 1982 assumed the leadership role and Northern Lights continue to play without interruption as a quintet, consisting of two generation of musicians - Bill Henry, John Daniel and Alex MacLeod as well as young players Eric Robertson and Mike Barnett. The band has issued 10 studio and 1 live recording with Vassar Clemonts. Most of which are, unfortunately, out of print today. From 1990's "Take You to the Sky," to recently released One Day(Fifty-Fifty Music), the band has fused an eclectic mix of traditional roots music, rock, country, soul and gospel with the high, lonesome vocal sound and instruments of bluegrass. Three of their records also reached the top ten of Bluegrass Unlimited’s National Bluegrass Survey. The Northern Lights have decided to disband during early spring 2010. Their final show was on March 13, 2010 at Rose Garden in Mansfield.

Vassar Clements American musician

Vassar Carlton Clements was a Grammy Award-winning American jazz, swing, and bluegrass fiddler. Clements has been dubbed the Father of Hillbilly Jazz, an improvisational style that blends and borrows from swing, hot jazz, and bluegrass along with roots also in country and other musical traditions.

Contents

Track listing

  1. Goodbye Old Pal (Monroe) 2:37
  2. Midnight Moonlight (P.Rowan) 7:43
  3. John Hardy (trad.) 3:58
  4. Hold Whatcha Got (J.Martin) 2:48
  5. Dixie Breakdown (Lunceford, Reno) 3:03
  6. Kinfolks in Carolina (Travis) 3:06
  7. Rainmaker (Nicholson, P.Rowan) 5:46
  8. Northern Rail (T.Armerding) 4:56
  9. Wild Horses (Jagger, Richards) 4:31
  10. Got the Spirit (T.Armerding) 4:07
  11. Can't Buy Your Way (T.Armerding) 5:18
  12. Heartache Tonight (Frey, Henley, Souther) 3:32
  13. Dueling Banjos (Smith, Weissberg) 3:14
  14. T For Texas (Rodgers) 5:01

Personnel

with Vassar Clements - violin

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