Pete Wernick – On A Roll
1. Spring Break 2:51 2. Ruthless 2:53 3. Down in the Valley to Pray - Traditional 2:29 4. Cindy - 2:00 5. Broken Vow - 2:58 6. On a Roll - 5:53 7. An Old Box of Memories - 2:43 8. Limber Jack - 2:56 9. Boulevard Strut - 2:51 10. Birdsong Creek - 4:57 11. When the Snow Falls on My Foggy Mountain Home - 3:04 12. June Apple - 1:04 13. Haystack Rock - 3:02 14. Man of the Mountain - 4:13 15. Farewell Blues - 3:40 16. Lost at Sea - 4:44
Pete Wernick (banjo) , Jeff White (guitar, vocals) , Tim O'Brien (mandolin, vocals) , Stuart Duncan (fiddle) , Gene Libbea / Edgar Meyer (bass) , Alan O'Bryant (vocal) , Jerry Douglas (dobro) , Joan Nondi Wernick (vocal) , Russ Barenberg (guitar) , The Live Five (track 6,9,13-15): Pete Wernick (banjo) , George Weber (vibes) , Joe Lukasik (clarinet) , Rich Moore (bass) , Kris Ditson (drums)
1. Tempo Recordings - David Duckman - November 25, 1993
Come on, Pete. We know you were busy with Hot Rize and your banjo camps and all, but 16 years between solo albums? It makes Andy Statman seem hasty. Wernick is a banjo player who has been mixing tradition with experimentation since the early '70s, and "On A Roll" contains the expected newgrass with Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas and Jeff White, among others. What gives this disc an added spark are the five tracks with Wernick's "Live Five," a jazz quintet of banjo, clarinet, vibes, bass and drums. They play well together, avoiding the sense of a mixed marriage thanks to Wernick's talent for writing material that fits the instrumentation while staying within the boundaries of progressive bluegrass banjo.
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