Directions (Norman Blake album)

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Directions Norman Blake.jpg
Studio album by Norman Blake
Released 1978
Genre Americana, bluegrass, folk
Label Takoma
Norman Blake chronology
Blackberry Blossom
(1977)Blackberry Blossom1977
Rising Fawn String Ensemble
(1979)Rising Fawn String Ensemble1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Directions is an album of American guitarist Norman Blake, released in 1978. It was reissued in 1987 on CD along with Live at McCabe's by Takoma.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue Ridge Mountain Blues"
  2. "Thebes"
  3. "The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore"
  4. "Medley: Loch Lavan Castle/Santa Ana's Retreat/Cattle in the Cane"
  5. "Poor Ellen Smith"
  6. "Uncle Sam"
  7. "Ice on the Road"
  8. "Rake and the Rambling Blade"
  9. "High Dad in the Morning"
  10. "Father's Hall"
  11. "White House Breakdown"
  12. "'76 Blues"



  • Norman Blake – guitar, mandolin, mando-cello, vocals, fiddle
  • Nancy Blake - cello, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Miles Anderson - alto trombone, tenor trombone, bass trumpet, baritone horn, bass trombone
  • Joseph Byrd - arranging [Horns] (Uncle Sam)
  • George Belle - engineer