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Wool&Grant


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk with Americana/country leanings

Status:

Most recent release, Wool&Grant (2013)

See also:

Ina May Wool's site

Bev Grant's site

The Ectophiles' Guide entry for Ina May Wool

Comparisons:

Ina May Wool's solo work, Dar Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Maria McKee

Covers/own material:

Own, cowritten, covers

General comments:

An experienced duo, performing a series of great songs. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Wool&Grant is their first as a duo

Recordings:

Wool&Grant (2013)

Wool&Grant

Release info:

2013

Availability:

See websites aboove

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Bev Grant—acoustic lead & rhythm guitar, vocals
Ina May Wool—acoustic rhythm guitar, vocals; mandolin (3)

Guest artists:

Richard Hammond—bass (1, 3, 5, 7, 12)
Jerry Marotta—drums (1, 3, 5, 6, 12)
Daniel A. Weiss—accordion (1, 4); bass (2, 4) drums, mandolin, dobro (2); electric guitar (4, 11); electric piano (6, 8); pump organ (6); organ (7, 8, 9, 10, 11); baritone guitar (10); lap steel (10); horn arrangement (11); Wurlitzer piano (12)
Randy Andos—trombone (3, 11)
Ann Klein—dobrow (3, 5); electric guitars (3, 5, 6); mandolin, lap steel (4); banjo (4, 12)
Susan Orenstein—violins and violas (5)
Rob Morsberger—string arrangement, programming, organ (5)
Tony Levin—bass (6, 8, 9)
Israel Annoh—drums (7)
Tim Ellis—electric guitars (7)
Doug Vowell—drums (8, 9, 10, 11)
Bobby Baxmeyer—mandolin (9)
Lee Nadel—bass (10, 11)
Barry Bryson—trumpet (11)
Lisa Parrott—baritone sax, orchestration (11)
A ockhardt & C. Murphy—backing vocals (11)

Produced by:

Daniel A. Weiss and Wool&Grant

Comments:

Ina May Wool and Bev Grant have both recorded solo, and this is their debut as a duo.
     It has a warm, relaxed sound and some truly great songs, both their own and covers.
     Opener "A few old memories" by Hazel Dickens gets a comfortable, easy reading.
     "Get the frack outta here" is a humorous anti-fracking song that they carry off well.
     "Janis" is a song by Wool about Janis Joplin, delivered with passion and verve. It's a very moving account of the singer's far too brief life.
     "I remember love" by Bev Grant is a slow, sad song with a gorgeous vocal. It's got some nice jazzy touches.
     It's a wonderful record all told. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for her work on this entry.

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