Dan Crary Take A Step Over
- Released: January 31, 1989
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Sugarhill
- 1.Bugle Call Rag
- 2.Take a Step Over
- 3.Great Tunes / Dumb Names Medley: Flop-Eared Mule / Done Gone / Crazy Creek
- 4.Raleigh and Spencer
- 5.Come Hither
- 6.Willie, The Wandering Gypsy
- 7.Hot Canary
- 8.Traditional Suite in "E" Medley: Fishin' Creek Blues / The Blackbird
- 9.Lord Build Me a Cabin
Personnel: Dan Crary (vocals, guitar, 6-string guitar, 12-string guitar); Skip Conover (vocals, dobro); Herb Pedersen (vocals); John Hickman, B‚la Fleck, Tom Sauber (banjo); Sam Bush (mandolin, fiddle); Byron Berline (fiddle); David Hartzheim, David Hartzheim (harmonica); Jerry Scheff, John Cowan (bass instrument).
Liner Note Author: Dan Crary.
Recording information: Juniper Studios, Burbank, CA.
Photographer: Henry Diltz.
On Take a Step Over, Dan Crary once again demonstrates that he is one of the most talented bluegrass acoustic guitarists of his generation. Crary has a knack for interpreting fiddle tunes for the guitar, playing them with a nimble grace and effortless musicality. As long as he sticks to instrumentals, Crary is fine -- after all he, has some great duels with Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, John Hickman and Byron Berline -- but when he sings, the album becomes a little tedious; he simply doesn't have the vocal skills to match his instrumental acumen. However, the guitar showcass are strong enough to make the album worthwhile for any fans of bluegrass guitar. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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