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RICK RUSKIN and VIVIAN WILLIAMS:
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO RICK RUSKIN & VIVIAN WILLIAMS

LD9710 (Lion Dog Music's Label)

Rick Ruskin, guitar, Vivian Williams - fiddle

I Am a Pilgrim, Jesus Loves Me, Amazing Grace, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Farther Along, This Little Light of Mine, What a Friend We Have In Jesus, Children Go Where I Send Thee, I'll Fly Away, Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho; Wayfaring Stranger

Fabulous instrumental versions of favorite hymns and old time gospel songs performed by master finger style guitarist, Rick Ruskin, and champion old time fiddler, Vivian Williams. This CD represents the collaboration of two old friends from very different musical backgrounds. The combination of Rick Ruskin's Motown/funk "fingerstyle as rhythm section" guitar and Vivian Williams' championship traditional fiddling on this collection of gospel favorites is nothing short of amazing. It was produced, arranged and recorded by Mr. Ruskin at his Lion Dog studio and released on his Lion Dog Music label. This recording features the juxtaposition of Vivian's noted Pacific Northwest fiddling styling, with an occasional more modern twist, with Rick's highly imaginative "pop" guitar styling and arranging, heavily influenced by traditional blues, Motown, and funk in unique, original arrangements of tunes they have known since childhood. This is not a "straight" traditional style project by any means. Two of the selections use electric bass and drums, and most of the rest use overdubbed fiddle and guitar parts. The result makes you want to sing along! It has been getting great reviews! For additional audio selections from and information about this CD visit Mr. Ruskin's Web site: http://liondogmusic.com.

Sound Clips: Jesus Loves Me MP3 MP3(LoFi); Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho MP3 MP3(LoFi)

What the Reviewers Say


In addition to the above release, which is strictly instrumental gospel, there is significant vocal Gospel music on CD302: Comin' Round the Mountain, and many of the fiddle releases contain instrumental versions of Gospel tunes.


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