Rosenberg, Ivan: The Hogtown Sessions

Rosenberg, Ivan SKU: 18592078
Rosenberg, Ivan: The Hogtown Sessions

Rosenberg, Ivan: The Hogtown Sessions

Rosenberg, Ivan SKU: 18592078

Format: CD

Regular price $21.50

On average, orders containing available-to-ship items are processed and dispatched within 1-2 business days, although this is not guaranteed.

Orders containing preorder items will ship as 1 fulfillment once all items in the order are available to ship.

Please note, Tower Records Merchandise and Exclusives are dispatched separately. On average, these items take 3-4 business days to dispatch, although this is not guaranteed.

The estimated shipping times that are displayed at checkout are from the point of dispatch. 

See our shipping policy for more information.

We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to make a return.

To be eligible for a return of an unwanted item, your item must be in the same condition that you received it and in its original packaging.

In the unfortunate situation that a product is damaged/faulty/incorrect, let us know and we will endeavor to correct any issue as soon as possible.

Please see our refund policy for more information.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Title: The Hogtown Sessions
Artist: Rosenberg, Ivan
Label: CD Baby
UPC: 885767762954
Genre: Country

Almost all of the bluegrass LPs in my record collection, even the more experimental ones, still sound like "timeless" bluegrass decades later-and the longer I play this kind of music, the more I feel nostalgia for the bluegrass sounds of the past. I was fortunate that my good friends The Foggy Hogtown Boys were interested in making an album of "pre-modern" bluegrass with me, and I made the 2,600 mile trip to their hometown of Toronto, Ontario in April 2011 to record The Hogtown Sessions. We settled on some rarely-covered bluegrass and country classic plus a few originals, aiming generally for a 1970s medium-traditional Yankee-grass aesthetic. In record bin terms, that's between the "Late-Suit" and "Mid-late-Polyester-Shirt" eras, when bands were occasionally taking liberties with the structure and content of bluegrass songs, but the results were still firmly in the genre. They sang in their own unique voices, were in touch with the lyrics, favored melody-based solos, and sounded like they were playing a form of folk music that's rooted in a long tradition (whereas modern bluegrass sometimes sounds a little more like Keith Urban than Flatt & Scruggs). We incorporated the following in the hopes of recapturing a vinyl-era bluegrass vibe: unpredictable bass lines that walk when you least expect it; rhythm guitar G chords with the B strings open; creative fiddling that channels the excitement of pioneers such as Tommy Hunter and Curly Ray Cline; lyrical banjo backup and solos in the tradition of Sonny Osborne, Don Stover, and of course J.D. and Earl; and syncopated, aggressive mandolin picking with ample tremolo/double-stop melody lines and barking chop chords. With all of that in place, I was free to use a mostly traditional Dobro approach that rarely exceeded 1978 slide technology. "Hogtown" is a nickname for Toronto that harkens back to it's early history as a leading pork-processing hub. These days, Toronto is also an important acoustic music hub where some tasty bluegrass is being processed-and I couldn't be happier to present The Foggy Hogtown Boys to a wider audience with The Hogtown Sessions. Ivan Rosenberg - 7/15/2011 Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. The Hogtown Sessions: Andrew Collins: mandolin, guitar, lead vocals, harmony vocals Chris Coole: guitar, clawhammer banjo, lead vocals, harmony vocals Max Heineman: bass, lead vocals and harmony vocals Chris Quinn: banjo, lead vocals, harmony vocals Ivan Rosenberg: Dobro, lead vocals John Showman: fiddle, lead vocals, harmony vocals Recorded and Mixed by Andrew Collins at Sytesounds in Toronto, Ontario Mastered by David Travers-Smith at Found Sound in Toronto, Ontario Produced by Ivan Rosenberg Co-Produced by Andrew Collins Graphic Design by Chris Coole Photos by Andrew Johnson Vole-O-Tone logo by Jason Laudadio Liner notes by Ivan Rosenberg Pick up a copy of the CD for detailed song notes!

1.1 Lost
1.2 New York Town
1.3 Reno Bound
1.4 Ishler's Waltz
1.5 Cold Creek
1.6 Busted
1.7 Low and Lonesome Sea
1.8 River Underground
1.9 Up This Hill and Down
1.10 Day Dreamin'
1.11 Honey Buckets

Audio Sample:
All soundclips are provided by Tidal and are for illustrative purposes only. For some releases, the tracks listed may not accurately represent the tracks on the physical release.
Recently viewed