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Studio album by
GenreProgressive bluegrass
ProducerJohn Boylan
The Dillards chronology
Wheatstraw Suite
Roots and Branches
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone(Mixed)[1]

Copperfields is the fifth album by bluegrass group The Dillards. The album continues the country rock style begun on the group's previous album, Wheatstraw Suite, featuring the same prominent orchestra and increased use of drums (played by Paul York), electric bass and even electric guitar on "Brother John." Herb Pederson, who replaced Doug Dillard starting with Wheatstraw Suite, assumes a more prominent role on this album, penning more songs, contributing more vocals, and appearing more prominently on the album cover.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rainmaker" (Bill Martin, Harry Nilsson)
  2. "In Our Time" (Rodney Dillard, Mitch Jayne)
  3. "Old Man at the Mill" (Doug Dillard, Rodney Dillard, Mitch Jayne, Herb Pedersen, Dean Webb)
  4. "Touch Her If You Can" (Rodney Dillard, Mitch Jayne)
  5. "Woman Turn Around" (Rodney Dillard, Mitch Jayne)
  6. "Yesterday" (Lennon–McCartney)
  7. "Brother John" (Herb Pedersen)
  8. "Copperfields" (Herb Pedersen)
  9. "West Montana Hannah" (Mitch Jayne, Herb Pedersen)
  10. "Close the Door Lightly" (Eric Andersen)
  11. "Pictures" (Rodney Dillard)
  12. "Ebo Walker" (Rodney Dillard, Mitch Jayne) (featuring Byron Berline on fiddle), (named for the friend of the group and future member of New Grass Revival, though despite the lyrics, he was not, in fact, dead)
  13. "Sundown" (Herb Pedersen)


  1. ^ Roddan, Brooks (April 30, 1970). "The Dillards Copperfields > Album Review". Rolling Stone (57): 60.