Snake Handlin' Man

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Snake Handlin' Man
Studio album by Dave Carter
Released 1995
Genre Folk
Length mm:ss
Label Red River Records (self-release)
Dave Carter chronology
Snake Handlin' Man
When I Go
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Dirty Linen favorable-mixed[1]
FAME favorable[2]

Snake Handlin' Man is a 1995 album by American folk singer Dave Carter. This was his solo debut prior to his very successful partnership with fiddler, Tracy Grammer (see Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer). The duo re-recorded "The River Where She Sleeps" for their 1998 album When I Go, and "Cowboy Singer" for their 2000 release, Tanglewood Tree. Prior to Carter's death in 2002 the duo re-recorded the remaining nine songs and two new songs. The resulting final album, Seven is the Number was released in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Carter

  1. "Cowboy Singer"
  2. "Snake-Handlin' Man"
  3. "Red (Elegy)"
  4. "The Promised Land"
  5. "Hey Tonya"
  6. "The River Where She Sleeps"
  7. "Long Black Road Into Tulsa Town"
  8. "Texas Underground"
  9. "Workin' For Jesus"
  10. "Gun-Metal Eyes"
  11. "Sarah Turn 'Round"


External links[edit]

  • Music page at official Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer web site (lyrics and sound samples)
  • Music page at official Tracy Grammer web site (lyrics and sound samples)

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Linen Shorts, Dirty Linen # 76, June–July 1998, p. 78
  2. ^ Review: Snake Handlin' Man by Kevin McCarthy, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange