American Guitar

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American Guitar
American Guitar Pat Donohue.jpg
Studio album by Pat Donohue
Released 2000
Genre Folk
Length 40:53
Label Bluesky Recordings
Pat Donohue chronology
Two Hand Band
(1993)
American Guitar
(2000)
Two of a Kind: Groovemasters, Vol. 8
(2002)

American Guitar is an album by American guitarist Pat Donohue, released in 2000.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Mark Vanderhoff wrote of the album "... a collection of his own compositions and American standards, played in his signature rootsy, jaw-dropping style. While Donohue's own pieces showcase his mastery of fingerpicked acoustic guitar... From start to finish, American Guitar offers top-notch performances that are impressive without being cerebral or sterile. Indeed, a sense of playfulness and fun are present throughout. What really sets Donohue apart from the pack is that he somehow conveys that he's enjoying himself as much as the listener."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Pat Donohue unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Novocaine" – 2:08
  2. "Welcome Home" – 3:03
  3. "Mudslide" – 3:04
  4. "Arkansas Traveler" (Traditional) – 2:45
  5. "Blue Tango" (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) – 3:28
  6. "Maple Leaf Rag" (Scott Joplin) – 3:06
  7. "Fall Creek" – 1:57
  8. "Freight Train" (Elizabeth Cotten) – 1:49
  9. "Into the Garden" – 2:40
  10. "Rush Hour" – 2:18
  11. "All Thumbs" – 2:29
  12. "Hard Times (Come Again No More)" (Stephen Foster) – 2:13
  13. "Joe Fingers" – 2:52
  14. "Millwood" – 2:08
  15. "Tears" (Frank Capano) – 2:42
  16. "The Star-Spangled Banner" (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) – 1:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Pat Donohue – guitar

Production notes[edit]

  • Sam Hudson – engineer
  • Brian Forrester – mastering, engineer
  • Mary Ellen LaMotte – photography
  • Dean Olson – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vanderhoff, Mark. "American Guitar > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011.