Manzanita (Tony Rice album)

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Studio album by Tony Rice Unit
Released 1979
Genre Americana, bluegrass, folk
Length 37:35
Label Rounder
Producer Tony Rice
Tony Rice chronology
Mar West
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Manzanita is an album by American guitarist Tony Rice, released in 1979. It is credited to the Tony Rice Unit.[2]

Manzanita is considered a breakthrough album combining traditional bluegrass and folk songs with more progressive playing. It shows not only Tony Rice instrumental and vocal talent, but also his strong all-star back-up band, consisting of Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, David Grisman, Darol Anger and Todd Phillips. The album was both refreshing and controversial, in that it is a true bluegrass album that doesn't feature a banjo.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Old Train" (Herb Pedersen) – 2:08
  2. "Manzanita" (Tony Rice) – 4:46
  3. "Little Sadie" (Traditional) – 2:45
  4. "Blackberry Blossom" (Traditional) – 2:36
  5. "Nine Pound Hammer" (Merle Travis) – 2:36
  6. "Hold Whatcha Got" (Jimmy Martin) – 2:45
  7. "Blue Railroad Train" (Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore) – 3:18
  8. "Ginseng Sullivan" (Norman Blake) – 3:05
  9. "Midnight on the Stormy Deep" (Traditional) – 4:05
  10. "I Hope You Have Learned" (James Baker, Bill Carrigan) – 2:33
  11. "Stony Point" (Traditional) – 2:48
  12. "Home from the Forest" (Gordon Lightfoot) – 4:10


Production notes

  • Tony Rice – producer
  • Bill Wolf – engineer, mixing


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