The Majestic Silver Strings

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  • Summary: Buddy Miller and guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and Greg Leisz come together to sing classic country songs and a few originals. Julie Miller, Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, and Ann McCrary are some of the guests on the album.
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  • Record Label: New West
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Blues, Americana, Gospel, Religious, Progressive Country, Country Gospel, Blues Gospel
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Uncut
    May 13, 2011
    Fresh from his role as bandleader/producer on Robert Plant's Band Of Joy, Miller has corralled fellow guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz for this fine ensemble project. [Jun 2011, p.92]
  2. The results are fluent, tasteful, ghostly and more than a little wistful. Ideally served with morning coffee.
  3. 80
    This record is way cool. It may not seem like it upon first listen, but after a couple spins it's hard to forget.
  4. 80
    This is a guitarists' mutual appreciation society affair that ought to be unbearable, but is actually gorgeous, thanks to the modest brilliance of those involved.
  5. Mar 10, 2011
    The Majestic Silver Strings is a touch strange and a heap of pretty, a dollop of tradition and a tablespoon of innovation.
  6. Mar 16, 2011
    Buddy Miller organised a Grade A country guitarist convention, threw in some wonderful guest vocalists and then recorded, as if live, an impressive album.
  7. Mar 10, 2011
    Although this collection of classic country sprinkled with a couple of originals features an extraordinarily talented assemblage of musical collaborators, it never coalesces into anything above average.

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