Three Mile Stone - Debut CD from
Three Mile Stone has just released it’s debut CD. Produced by John Doyle. Lively tune sets, inventive arrangements, several songs, and most of all, lots of strings (mandolin, fiddle and guitar).
Check out our web site for samples and ordering info at:
just listened to the samples on the band´s homepage: what a pleasant surprise! good tunes, played with a sort of `bluegrass swing´ which does them good - unmistakably American in their approach to their material, which is meant as a compliment! Good song material, nicely arranged. `last winter was a hard one´ reminds me of some of the kentucky coal mining songs , like `The L & M don´t stop here anymore´(see above for `American approach´). and: they obviously went to a good studio: it´s very well mixed, you can hear every instrument clearly. Now do I get a free copy ?? Congratulations for this debut !!
I found TMS’s websitelink here at the session.org, checked the site, listned to the samples, searched iTunes, bought the CD at once, have listened to it many times since then - I think they are very brilliant musicians and singers too, and I can only recommend to BUY the CD…..congrats’
Re: Three Mile Stone
Just happened to come across this excellent CD, ten years on. Nobody seems to have mentioned personnel: Erin Shrader (fiddle), Marla Fibish (mandolin), and Richard Mandel (guitar). It still seems to be available from their website, www.threemilestonemusic.com as given above but still live 10 years later.
The website also includes these pretty impressive reviews:
“An elegant small-ensemble recording. Some the best mandolin playing in Irish music.” —Dennis Cahill (guitar virtuoso, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill)
“They’ve created a work of art….And the songs are a delight. I love this stuff.” —Billy McComiskey (Irish accordion legend)
“As purveyors of Irish music go, Three Mile Stone are indisputably in the top bracket, and you’re seriously unlikely to come across a much more elegantly persuasive and genuinely uplifting small-ensemble record than their eponymous debut.” —The Living Tradition magazine
“…an excellent recording of Traditional Irish music and song….lovely playing and singing…a delightful recording.” —James Kelly (legendary Irish fiddler)
Re: Three Mile Stone
I probably should have included this further info:
Erin Shrader: fiddle, vocal, mandolin
Marla Fibish: mandolin, mandola, accordion, tenor guitar & vocals
Richard Mandel: guitar, tenor banjo
Produced by John Doyle