Out of Town Records
This talented father/daughter team has produced a wonderful project of original material that features the vocal and violin prowess of young Emma Hart. While only containing six selections, the CD allows plenty of room for both Dave Hart’s songwriting and Emma’s singing and playing.
Produced by another fiddler, Jim VanCleve, the Hart’s have assembled some of the best talent available. The session musicians include Bryan Sutton (acoustic and electric guitar, clawhammer banjo, bouzouki), Byron House (acoustic and electric bass), Kenny Malone (drums, percussion), Jeff Taylor (piano, accordion, flute, synth), Aaron Ramsey (resonator guitar, mandolin, banjo), Josh Shilling (B3 organ), and VanCleve (fiddle). Emma sings lead and plays fiddle on most cuts where Dave plays acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin.
The projects start with the haunting “A Shadow Behind,” followed by the title cut “Hold On.” There is a beautiful instrumental “Little Emma,” then “No More We May” and “Remember Me.” The only non-Hart song is a blazing rendition in full gypsy-style of David Grisman’s “Opus 57.” This is a really nice debut project for young Emma Hart and her talented father. (www.daveandemmahart.com)BF