Steve Earle And
The Del McCoury Band
The Mountain

Last updated:  19 March 2001

Songs: The Mountain album cover
cover art:   Tony Fitzpatrick 

Steve's song-by-song description of The Mountain

Steve Earle — guitar, vocal
Del McCoury —  guitar, vocal
Ronnie McCoury —  mandolin, vocal
Rob McCoury —  banjo
Jason Carter —  fiddle
Mike Bub —  bass

Carrie Brown
Tenor vocal — Del

I'm Still In Love With You
With Iris DeMent
Twin fiddles — Stuart Duncan and Jason
Dobro — Gene Wooten

The Graveyard Shift
Tenor vocal — Ronnie

Harlan Man
Mandolin —  Steve
Guitar and harmony vocal —  Ronnie

The Mountain
Harmony vocal —  Ronnie
Dobro —  Jerry Douglas

Connemara Breakdown
Mandolins —  Steve and Ronnie
Fiddles — Stuart Duncan and Jason

Leroy's Dustbowl Blues
Tenor vocal — Del
Dobro — Gene Wooten

Tin whistle —  Dan Gillis

Paddy On The Beat
Mandolin —  Steve
Bouzouki —  Ronnie
Fiddles — Stuart Duncan and Jason

Long, Long Lonesome Highway Blues
Tenor vocal — Del

Mandolin —  Sam Bush
Bouzouki —  Ronnie
Dobro —  Jerry Douglas
Low fiddle —  Stuart Duncan
Guitars —  Steve and Rob
High string guitar — Steve
Harmonies (in order of appearance):
Emmylou Harris
Sam Bush
Kathy Chiavola
Tim O'Brien
Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
Lisa Huskey
Taylor Huskey
J. T. Huskey
Steve Earle
John Hartford
Ronnie McCoury
Emmylou Harris
Meghann Ahern
Marty Stuart
Cowboy Jack Clement
Dave Ferguson
Sam Bush
Tim O'Brien
Kathy Chiavola
Gillian Welch
Dave Rawlings
Benny Martin
Peter Rowan

All songs written by Steve Earle and published by South Nashville Music / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

dedicated to the memory of the best doghouse bass
player that ever lived, Roy Huskey, Jr.

Lyrics for The Mountain

Steve's album, The Mountain, was was recorded with the Del McCoury Band and is "high risk, low tech" bluegrass — "one mic, no shit"... guests include Sam Bush, Kathy Chiavola, Cowboy Jack Clement, Iris Dement, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, David Ferguson, Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Marty Stuart, Gillian Welch, and Gene Wooten...

"This is my interpretation, to the best of my ability and with all of my heart (as well as the assistance of the best bluegrass band working today) of the music that Bill Monroe invented.  Some of it I think he would have approved of ('why that's a fine number').  Some of it probablyhas him turning over in his grave ('that there ain't no part of nothin' ').  Of course that's all speculation.  I do know this — Mr. Bill was very kind to me whenever we met during what turned out to be the last few years of his life.  In December of 1995, he honored me by walking out, uninvited, on to the stage of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center twenty minutes into my show and remaining to sing five or six songs with Peter Rowan, Roy Huskey Jr., Norman Blake and myself.  It was the biggest thrill of my life.  When I look back now, I believe this record was reallyborn that night."
        —Steve Earle

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