A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane

A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane

by Alecia Nugent


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Bill Monroe's music has undergone a sea change since Alison Krauss first burst upon the scene in the 1980s. Krauss threw the door wide open for other female traditionalists, while adding a modern sheen to the most rustic of country music styles. Alecia Nugent, like Krauss or even Dolly Parton, combines country-flavored vocals with a contemporary bluegrass sound on her sophomore effort, A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane. What immediately strikes one, whether listening to the upbeat opener, "Too Good to Be True," or the quieter "God Knows What," is Nugent's confidence. She holds forth in a full-throated style with a slight twang that reveals a singer who knows what she wants to accomplish and just how she's gonna do it. It doesn't hurt one's confidence to be backed by great players like Dobroist Rob Ickes, fiddler Jim Van Cleve, acoustic guitarist Andy Falco, and a number of other fine players. Interestingly, A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane may be less pure than, say, a Stanley Brothers album from the 1950s, but Nugent does sound like real country, the kind like Loretta Lynn made during the 1960s. The key to the difference is that while a number of instruments -- banjo, mandolin, and fiddle -- are common to both country and bluegrass, bluegrass bands (even those who concoct a more contemporary sound) seldom use drums as Nugent does here (tastefully played by Tony Creasman). So A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane is a solid follow-up for Nugent that should please both contemporary bluegrass fans and the folks who miss good old-fashioned country.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2006
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661056626
catalogNumber: 610566
Rank: 206627

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alecia Nugent   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Alison Krauss   Background Vocals
Doyle Lawson   Background Vocals
Shelton Feazell   Background Vocals
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Rob Ickes   Dobro,Weissenborn
Carl Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Background Vocals
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Tony Creasman   Drums
Jim VanCleve   Fiddle
Rebecca Lynn Howard   Background Vocals
Jamie Dailey   Background Vocals
Cia Leigh Cherryholmes   Background Vocals
Bradley Walker   Vocals,Background Vocals
Darren Nicholson   Background Vocals
Jennifer Strickland   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Jennifer McCarter   Composer
Max D. Barnes   Composer
Larry Cordle   Composer
Larry Alderman   Composer
Ronnie Bowman   Composer
Roger Brown   Composer
Carl Jackson   Composer,Producer
John Pennell   Composer
John Sheard   Composer
Jerry Salley   Composer
Craig Havighurst   Liner Notes
Jimbeau Hinson   Composer
Leslie Satcher   Composer
Luke Wooten   Engineer
Morgane Hayes   Composer
Bradley Walker   Duet
Liz Rose   Composer

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