Down The Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions

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The Chieftains
Down The Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions

[ RCA Records / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 18 October 2002

Combining traditional Celtic music and roots / bluegrass music, featuring collaborations with John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, Martina McBride and more...

"The Chieftains go to Nashville to discover their roots?? I don't think so. However they do have a great array of Nashville friends who guest on this hootenanny of an album.

Buddy and Julie Miller are here, Vince Gill blends well with uillean pipes, Alison Krauss does a sweet sweet version of "Molly Ban", Lyle Lovett does an infectious version of "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" …I could go on and on, but the essence is - if you are a Chieftains fan then take a listen - I love it."
- Roger Marbeck

Formed in 1963, The Chieftains have become one of the most durable bands in modern musical history. They are certainly the best known popularizers of Irish music on earth.

'Down The Old Plank Road - The Nashvile Sessions' is the group's 39th album. The album goes back in time, to the very dawn of country's existence. It's a collection of performances that will thrill lovers of old time music, delight fans of Irish music and excite the millions who have recently fallen under the spell of roots-music sounds ('O Brother Where Art Thou' etc.).

Recorded in Nashville - it combines traditional Celtic music and roots / bluegrass music.

The tracklisting clearly states the awesome calibre of artists on this recording.


1. Down The Old Plank Road (John Hiatt, Bela Flack, Jeff White, Tim O'Brien)
2. Country Blues (Buddy & Julie Miller)
3. Sally Goodin (Earl Scruggs)
4. Dark As A Dungeon (Vince Gill)
5. Cindy (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder)
6. Molly Ban (Bawn) (Alison Krauss)
7. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Lyle Lovett)
8. Ladies Pantalettes/ Belles Of Blackville/ First House In Connaught (Reels) (Bela Fleck)
9. Whole Heap of Little Horses (Patty Griffin)
10. Rain and Snow (The Del Mccoury Band)
11. I'll Be All Smiles Tonight (Martina McBride)
12. Tennesee Stud (Jeff White)
13. Katie Dear (Gillian Welch & David Rawlings)
14. Give The Fiddler A Dram (Finale) (Various Artists)