Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Rollin’ on Rubber Wheels
2:57
2 Cas Wallin, World's Greatest Ballad Singer
4:10
3 Orphan Child
3:06
4 Banjo Pickin’ vs. Modern Country Music
1:11
5 Roanoke
2:22
6 Massachusetts Epithets/War Has Always Been Hell
3:01
7 He’s Coming to Us Dead
3:32
8 The Metaphorical and John Duffey
1:46
9 Miner’s Refrain
3:05
10 The Carter Family
0:26
11 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
3:20
12 The Politics of Folk Music
5:49
13 The Orphan Train
4:23
14 Grandma’s Stove
1:18
15 Standing by the River
2:59
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Hot Corn, Cold Corn
4:31
2 The Baptism of Little Roy
2:16
3 By the Mark
3:22
4 Bill Monroe Through the Crack in the Curtains
3:11
5 Shine Hallelujah Shine
2:09
6 Mel Bay
2:46
7 Lonesome Fugitive
3:57
8 Hippies, Beatniks, and Power Easements
6:10
9 Jesus on the Mainline
2:12
10 Green Pastures and Equine Dignity
4:42
11 Going Up Home to Live in Green Pastures
2:05
12 Guaranteed Forever
4:08
13 Shenandoah Breakdown
2:37

Credits

CD 1

mandolin:
Dan Russell (US bluegrass banjoist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 11)
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 13)
guitar:
Mary Jo Leet (bluegrass musician and singer) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 11, 13)
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 9, 11, 15)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 13)
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 5)
banjo:
Dan Russell (US bluegrass banjoist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 5, 13)
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 11, 15)
double bass [bass]:
Dan Russell (US bluegrass banjoist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 15)
Charlie Leet (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13)
baritone vocals [high baritone vocal]:
Mary Jo Leet (bluegrass musician and singer) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 3, 9, 11, 13, 15)
bass vocals:
Dan Russell (US bluegrass banjoist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 3)
Charlie Leet (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 9, 11, 13, 15)
composer:
Carter Stanley (track 1)
Gillian Welch (track 3)
G.B. Grayson (track 7)
Rev. F.W. McGee (track 11)
lead vocals:
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15)
lyricist:
Carter Stanley (track 1)
Gillian Welch (track 3)
G.B. Grayson (track 7)
Rev. F.W. McGee (track 11)
recording engineer:
Andy Edelstein (US producer/engineer) (tracks 1–15)
spoken vocals:
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14)
tenor vocals:
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 15)
writer:
Bill Monroe (track 5)
Utah Phillips (track 13)
David Rawlings (American guitarist, singer and producer) (track 9)
Gillian Welch (track 9)
recorded at:
Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1–15)
live recording of:
Fifty Miles of Elbow Room (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 11)
He Is Coming to Us Dead (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 7)
Miner's Refrain (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 9)
Orphan Girl (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 3)
Orphan Train (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 13)
Roanoke (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 5)
Rollin’ on Rubber Wheels (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 1)

CD 2

mandolin:
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 5)
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 13)
guitar:
Mary Jo Leet (bluegrass musician and singer) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 5, 7, 9, 13)
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3)
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 11)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 7, 9, 13)
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 5)
body percussion [hambone]:
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 1)
banjo:
Dan Russell (US bluegrass banjoist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 5, 7, 9, 13)
double bass [bass]:
Charlie Leet (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13)
baritone vocals [high baritone vocal]:
Mary Jo Leet (bluegrass musician and singer) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 5, 11)
bass vocals:
Charlie Leet (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 5, 11)
composer:
Bill Monroe (tracks 5, 13)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 9, 11)
lead vocals:
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 7)
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, 11)
lyricist:
Bill Monroe (track 5)
recording engineer:
Andy Edelstein (US producer/engineer) (tracks 1–13)
spoken vocals:
Ron Thomason (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
tenor vocals:
Mary Jo Leet (bluegrass musician and singer) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 7)
Adam McIntosh (US bluegrass multi-instrumentalist) (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, 11)
writer:
Casey Anderson (country songwriter) (track 7)
Liz Anderson (track 7)
David Rawlings (American guitarist, singer and producer) (track 3)
Gillian Welch (track 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
publisher:
recorded at:
Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (tracks 1–13)
live recording of:
By the Mark (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 3)
Green Pastures (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 11)
Hot Corn, Cold Corn (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 1)
I'm a Lonesome Fugitive (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 7)
Jesus on the Mainline (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 9)
Shenandoah Breakdown (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 13)
Shine Hallelujah Shine (2002-11-15 – 2002-11-16) (track 5)

Release

design: Steven Jurgensmeyer
liner notes: Marian Leighton
Ron Thomason
mastering: Toby Mountain
producer: Ken Irwin