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Things Are Simple
Artist: Bill Evans
Format: CD

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Label: NATIVE AND FINE
Rel. Date: 02/10/2023
UPC: 650311264129

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DISC: 1

1. Track 1
2. Things Are Simple
3. Track 3
4. Road to Ruidoso
5. Track 5
6. Black Range Waltz
7. Track 7
8. Sierra Blanca
9. Track 9
10. True He's Gone
11. Track 11
12. Along Came Sonny
13. Track 13
14. Gertie ; Jake
15. Track 15
16. Nesser
17. Track 17
18. Midnight in Rosine
19. 1
20. Chinquapin Hunting

More Info:

Things Are Simple is the new bluegrass banjo release from 2022 Steve Martin Banjo Prize recipient Bill Evans. Recorded over the span of three years, Bill assembled some of his favorite musicians to record Things Are Simple, including John Reischman (mandolin), Jim Nunally (guitar), Chad Manning (fiddle), and Sharon Gilchrist (bass). Four tracks, all original Bill Evans instrumentals, are powered by the incredible twin fiddle work of Chad and Brandon Godman and New Acoustic Music legend Darol Anger. Bill's last solo outing, In Good Company, topped both folk and bluegrass charts and was named a best of year album by many media outlets. The title track "Things Are Simple," is a duet with his wife Babi with fingerpicked guitar and a string quartet accompaniment arranged by Alisa Rose. On the instrumental side, there are six original Bill Evans compositions, a John Reischman jam standard ("Nesser"), and an old-time favorite ("Chinquapin Hunting").