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The Road To Roosky

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The Road To Roosky
The Road To Roosky


"Tim and Dan are blood related to A.P., Sarah and Maybelle Carter but they don't make a big deal out of it. Like their momma, who taught them to rinse collard greens in the Maytag, they make their new old timey music with tried and true ingredients and modern appliances. Loosen your screws a few turns and enjoy the music of the Carter Brothers!" Tim O'Brien Brothers Tim and Danny Carter are scions of the Carter Family legacy. Born and raised in High Point, North Carolina, their take on bluegrass music is equal parts raucous and reverential. In the many years that they have been performing together since boyhood they have developed the tight brother harmonies that distinguish the best brother duos as well as the instrumental prowess that bluegrass demands of its practitioners. Their music is rooted in tradition but pushes the envelope at the same time, making them popular with fans of all kinds of American roots-based music. On 'Road To Roosky', their first release with the Nashville-based roots music company Compass Records, the brothers deliver a multi-faced set of tunes that pay homage to their tradition as well as showcasing the musically adventurous side of their music. The album opens with the lively "Woman at the Well," featuring Sam Bush on slide mandolin, and segues seamlessly into the title track, "Road to Roosky," named for a quaint village in the Midlands of Ireland where the Carter Brothers often spend time during their frequent tours of the country. Other standout tracks include "She's a Hurricane," featuring Ferrell Stowe on slide guitar, and "Jerusalem Moan," recorded with Vassar Clements a few months before untimely death in 2005; possibly be the only recording that features Vassar singing and scatting as well as playing fiddle.


  1. Name
  2. Woman at the Well
  3. Road to Roosky
  4. She's a Hurricane
  5. Sin
  6. Soul of a Man
  7. Jerusalem Moan
  8. King of the Hill
  9. Deep Ellum Blues
  10. What Does the Deep Sea Say
  11. 1Red Rooster
  12. Let Everybody Dance
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