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When At Last (GRAMMY-nominated)
"It's been way too long since guitarist Russ Barenberg made a solo album—too long, even, since he teamed up with resophonic guitarist Jerry Douglas and bassist Edgar Meyer on the memorable Skip, Hop & Wobble. But the longtime Nashville resident has been quietly building up a stock of great original tunes, polishing his skills and deepening his musicality. When At Last offers up the results in a sweet, satisfying collection that pushes melody, lyricism and groove over gee-whiz licks." - Nashville Scene
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| ||Skip, Hop, & Wobble |
In this landmark 1993 Sugar Hill release, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, and Edgar Meyer are all at the top of their game as players and composers. The beauty of this project lies in the participants' capacity to transcend mere prowess and come up with something truly collaborative. Also featuring Sam Bush on two cuts.
| ||Moving Pictures |
Russ’s third Rounder album (1988), another collection of superb instrumental originals. Russ blurs the musical boundaries with tracks that will appeal to folk, bluegrass, and even new age listeners. With Jerry Douglas, Mark O'Connor, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and others.
| ||Mastering Bluegrass Guitar (Homespun Tapes) |
If you have always wanted to play the hot licks and impressive solos of the great bluegrass guitar players, then this exciting series of lessons is for you. Russ gives flatpickers new challenges and classic tunes to play. Best of all, when it’s time to step up and play a solo in a jam session or performance situation, he gives you the tools you need to get it right.
| ||Halloween Rehearsal |
Includes Russ’s first two Rounder albums in their entirety: Cowboy Calypso (1979) and Behind the Melodies (1983). Highly influential recordings revealing Russ’s gifts for composition, lyrical playing and rich arrangements. Featuring Tony Trischka, Jerry Douglas, Andy Statman, Matt Glaser, John Miller and others.
| ||The Best of Fiddle Fever |
This 21-track anthology brings together the best recordings by Fiddle Fever from the two albums they recorded for Flying Fish, oringially issued in 1981 and 1984. The album includes the original recording of fiddler Jay Ungar's popular "Ashokan Farewell," which became the theme song for the PBS series, The Civil War. The band includes Russ Barenberg, guitar, fiddle, percussion, mandolin; Matt Glaser, fiddle, piano; Molly Mason, vocals, bass, guitar; Evan Stover, fiddle, viola and Jay Ungar, fiddle, mandolin. Featured guests include Tony Trischka on banjo.
| ||Exploring the Fingerboard (Homespun Tapes) |
Find and play any note in any position on the neck, build chords and improvise melodies! This six-hour course provides a road map for fully understanding the entire guitar fingerboard and using it musically. Highly recommended for all serious guitar students, regardless of the style of music you prefer to play.
| ||Country Cooking |
Here are the beginnings of the bluegrass-to-the-future genre that came to be known as new acoustic music. Tony Trischka, Pete Wernick, Russ Barenberg, Kenny Kosek, John Miller, Lou Martin and Andy Statman collectively and individually revolutionized the possibilities for players of acoustic stringed instruments in bluegrass-based music with two mid-'70s albums. This hour-long collection comprises the best of their two Rounder albums, along with several cuts never issued on LP.
| ||A Flatpicker's Guide to Better Playing (Homespun Tapes) |
Get more out of your guitar playing! Here's an intensive course designed to help you achieve good tone production, keep solid time, understand accenting and articulation, improvise freely and creatively and more. Russ also guides you on composing your own solos.
| ||Russ Barenberg Teaches 20 Bluegrass Guitar Solos (Homespun Tapes) |
From Homespun Tapes: Russ has compiled twenty solos in the bluegrass tradition -- fiddle tunes, contemporary instrumentals and breaks for songs -- that are moderately challenging but not too difficult for the average guitarist. While learning these pieces, Russ helps you develop solid flatpick guitar technique, build a repertoire of great tunes, and get ready to solo in a band.
| ||16 Fiddle Tunes for Guitar (Homespun Tapes) |
From Homespun Tapes: A variety of great contra and square dance tunes for both solo guitar and dance band work. Includes playing tips, slowed-down and up-to-speed versions.
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