Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

  1. #1
    Registered User bob_mc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    morristown
    Posts
    94

    Default Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    A truly great version of a truly great song:


    I am working up this version to bring to the guys. Who is the mandolin player on this, anyone know?

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    233

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Just guessing Levon Helm, or maybe Sam Bush.
    Michigan Triple A's: Northfield, Nugget/Collings, Newson

  3. #3
    Registered User bob_mc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    morristown
    Posts
    94

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Levon is one of biggest musical influences, I'd be knocked out but surprised if it was him.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    charlottesville, VA
    Posts
    880

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    I can't find a date for when this was recorded. Looking at the notes from her 70's and 80's albums, there's a load of credited mandolin players - Bush, Skaggs, Stuart Duncan, Glen Duncan, Albert Lee...the list goes on. Hard to hear a distinctive style or tone on the cut. So, sorry, I'm no help
    Mitch Russell

  5. #5
    Registered User bob_mc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    morristown
    Posts
    94

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Best I can tell it was recorded in 1996, so around the time of "Wrecking Ball" and the Spyboy tour.

    I really like the tempo and groove - economical playing that serves the recording very well IMO.

  6. #6
    Registered User MissingString's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    North Shore, MA
    Posts
    71

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Great song and performance. Always loved Bob Weir singing this one too.
    “Without music, life would be a mistake” Neitzsche

    Collings MF5-V
    Collings MT2-O
    Campanella Due ... on the build list

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    233

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Tim O'Brien's version too, on "Red on Blonde."
    Michigan Triple A's: Northfield, Nugget/Collings, Newson

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Glacier, WA
    Posts
    22

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    I think both Rickie Simpkens and Sam Bush were on tour with her in 2008.

  9. #9
    Registered User jefflester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,156

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Quote Originally Posted by bob_mc View Post
    Best I can tell it was recorded in 1996, so around the time of "Wrecking Ball" and the Spyboy tour.
    That's when the box set was released, but it's a collection of earlier material so likely has nothing to do with the Wrecking Ball/Spyboy years. An outtake from one of her earlier albums perhaps, the liner notes would probably tell us what we need to know.

  10. The following members say thank you to jefflester for this post:

    bob_mc 

  11. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    charlottesville, VA
    Posts
    880

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Yeah, I was thinking it sounds more like mid to late 80's Emmylou.
    Mitch Russell

  12. #11
    Registered User bob_mc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    morristown
    Posts
    94

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Quote Originally Posted by onassis View Post
    I can't find a date for when this was recorded. Looking at the notes from her 70's and 80's albums, there's a load of credited mandolin players - Bush, Skaggs, Stuart Duncan, Glen Duncan, Albert Lee...the list goes on. Hard to hear a distinctive style or tone on the cut. So, sorry, I'm no help
    Actually, until I read your post, I was unaware of the amazing Mr. Albert Lee played mando, so you are a help!

  13. #12
    Registered Muser dang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    794

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    To my ear it does sound like Sammy, something about the tremolo in octaves around the chorus, but i have been wrong before...
    I should be pickin' rather than postin'

  14. The following members say thank you to dang for this post:

    bob_mc 

  15. #13
    Registered User Trey Young's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    Posts
    532

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Sounds like Sam to me...

  16. The following members say thank you to Trey Young for this post:

    bob_mc 

  17. #14
    Registered User jefflester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,156

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Quote Originally Posted by jefflester View Post
    That's when the box set was released, but it's a collection of earlier material so likely has nothing to do with the Wrecking Ball/Spyboy years. An outtake from one of her earlier albums perhaps, the liner notes would probably tell us what we need to know.
    LOL, turns out I have the box set, I had forgotten about it. The box set does not actually list the performers on each track, rather it lists them all on the last page of the liner notes en masse. The set is roughly in chronological order, though, and the producers for this track are listed as Allen Reynolds and Richard Bennett, same as "At the Ryman" with the Nash Ramblers recorded in 1991. So it is quite likely (as other have mentioned), that it is Sam Bush.

  18. The following members say thank you to jefflester for this post:

    bob_mc 

  19. #15
    Registered User bob_mc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    morristown
    Posts
    94

    Default Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Much obliged folks. Not that it has any impact on me recreating the part, I just like knowing the source. I would love to play in a pocket like that.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •