Statman, Andy / Monroe Bus
Album: Monroe Bus   Collection:Country
Artist:Statman, Andy   Added:Apr 2019
Label:Shefa Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-09 Pull Date: 2019-06-11 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Jun 16 Jun 2 May 19 Apr 28 Apr 21
Airplays: 1 3 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 30, 2023: That's not Bluegrass
Monroe Bus
4. Nov 12, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass
Monroe Bus
2. Dec 24, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass
Ice Cream On The Moon
5. Jun 11, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass
Ice Cream On The Moon
3. Dec 17, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass
Ain?T No Place For A Girl Like You
6. Jun 01, 2019: Music Casserole
Borby's Blues

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-04-02
Reviewed: 2018-04-02
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The title of Andy Statman's CD, inspired by Bill Monroe, may be Monroe Bus, but we are really on the "Statman Bus" -- with the spirit of Bill Monroe riding shotgun. Be sure to buckle up -- with Statman at the wheel on musical highways, it's hard to keep the bus in a single lane.
If You Like: Joe Craven, David Grisman, Jethro Burns, Garth Hudson, Vassar Clements
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Monroe Bus (3:12) – fiddle starts> uptempo jam> mandolin solo> fiddle solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
2/ Reminiscence (3:40) – pump organ starts> slow jam> interplay between organ/fiddle/mandolin/clarinet> slow fade
*3/ Ice Cream On The Moon (3:23) – mandolin starts> fast tempo jam> sizzling fiddle solo> mandolin solo> lightning fast jam with choral punctuation> quick stop
**4/ Ain’t No Place For A Girl Like You (4:59) – organ starts slow, quickly bumps up to rocking uptempo jam> electric fiddle solo> uptempo jam> wildly creative mandolin solo> uptempo jam> organ solo> quick stop
*5/ Reflections (4:09) – mandolin starts> slow duet with bass> slow fade
*6/ Old East River Road (3:11) – mandolin starts> uptempo jam with kamancheh & davul> slow fade
7/ Brooklyn Hop (3:39) – drums start> uptempo loud electric & freaky jam> wild electric mandolin solo> fade
8/ Lakewood Waltz (2:38) – mandolin starts> slow duet with organ> fade
***9/ Statman Romp (2:38) – mandolin starts> bluegrass fast jam> fiddle solo> fast jam goes off the rails, including cornet, clarinets, & guitar> lightning fast mandolin solo> lightning fast jam> quick stop
*10/ Mockingbird (2:18) – organ starts slow with fast tempo mandolin over the top> fast jam> quick stop
11/ Borby’s Blues (4:06) – organ starts> slow duet with organ> mandolin solo> slow duet> fade
*12/ Raw Ride (2:44) – mandolin starts> fast bluegrass jam, includes guitar> fiddle solo.> mandolin solo> fast jam> quick stop
13/ Burger And Fries (3:53) – organ/mandolin starts slow, swings up to midtempo> fiddle solo> midtempo jam> pause> slow quiet mandolin solo> fade

Track Listing
1. Monroe Bus   7. Brooklyn Hop
2. Reminiscence   8. Lakewood Waltz
3. Ice Cream On The Moon   9. Statman Romp
4. Ain?T No Place For A Girl Like You   10. Mockingbird
5. Reflections   11. Borby's Blues
6. Old East River Road   12. Raw Ride
  13. Burger And Fries