Not that she didn’t do so before now but, since going solo, Arizona’s Nancy Elliott has produced some especially interesting music. You’ll find more of it here. Also, you’ll discover effective use of World Music elements in the arrangements…including udu, conga and tumba as well as bone, Pan and Native flutes!
Western picks include Elliott originals “Thirty Miles,” “A Crazy Horse,” the swinging “Starlight Ballroom,” “Horseman’s Hands” (a co-write with Stewart MacDougall), “Gypsy Heart” and a latter day Blaine McIntyre/Ian Tyson collaboration “Desert Motel.” Among the seventeen participating players on the tracks you’ll see some old friends from various Western and Bluegrass groups including
Benny Young, Bruce Huntington, Walt Michael and Stewart MacDougall, among others. The sound they all make is full and satisfying. This album is enjoyable on a number of different levels. Eleven tracks, highly recommended.
CD: (available through www.NancyElliottMusic.com)
– by Rick Huff