1991 Mark O’Connor – The New Nashville Cats

The New Nashville Cats is a country album by Mark O’Connor, in conjunction with a variety of other musical artists. O’Connor selected a group of over fifty Nashville musicians, many of whom had worked with him as session musicians. The album was intended to “showcase the instrumental side of the Nashville recording scene” (O’Connor’s liner notes). It was awarded two Grammys: Best Country Instrumental Performance for O’Connor, and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner’s performance in “Restless”. This song also charted at #25 on Hot Country Songs in 1991.

Tracks

1  Bowtie (Mark O’Connor) 03:13
2  Restless (Carl Perkins) 03:45
3  Nashville Shuffle Boogie (Mark O’Connor) 06:13
4  Pick It Apart (Mark O’Connor) 05:04
5  Traveller’s Ridge (Mark O’Connor) 03:38
6  Granny White Special (Mark O’Connor) 03:58
7  Cat In The Bag (Mark O’Connor) 02:46
8  The Ballad Of Sally Anne (Traditional; Alice Randall; Harry Stinson; Mark O’Connor) 02:42
9  Swang (Mark O’Connor) 04:55
10  Dance Of The Ol’ Swamp Rat (Mark O’Connor) 03:05
11  A Bowl Of Bula (Mark O’Connor) 04:09
12  Limerock (Traditional) 02:25
13  Sweet Suzanne (Mark O’Connor) 05:14
14  Orange Blossom Special (Ervin Rouse; Jay Livingston; Ray Evans; William Hanna; Joseph Barbera; Hoyt Curtin; Johann Sebastian Bach; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) 05:44
15  Now It Belongs To You (Steve Wariner) 04:09

Musicians

1 Bowtie

BassGlenn Worf
DrumsHarry Stinson
GuitarBrent Rowan
DobroJerry Douglas
PianoMatt Rollings
FiddleMark O’Connor


2 Restless

BassMichael Rhodes
Upright BassRoy Huskey Jr
DrumsEddie Bayers
Guitar (solo)Vince Gill
Guitar (solo)Ricky Skaggs
Guitar (solo)Steve Wariner
GuitarSteve Gibson
Acoustic GuitarCarl Jackson
PianoJohn Jarvis
FiddleMark O’Connor
VocalsVince Gill
VocalsRicky Skaggs
VocalsSteve Wariner


3 Nashville Shuffle Boogie

Upright BassRoy Huskey Jr
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarLarry Byrom
Lap SteelJerry Douglas
PianoJohn Jarvis
HarmonicaTerry McMillan
SaxJim Horn
SaxDenis Solee
TromboneCharles Rose
TrumpetMike Haynes
FiddleMark O’Connor


4 Pick It Apart

BassMichael Rhodes
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarBrent Mason
Acoustic GuitarMark Casstevens
Pedal Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
PianoMatt Rollings
FiddleMark O’Connor


5 Traveller’s Ridge

AccordionRoy Huskey Jr
Acoustic GuitarRandy Scruggs
AutoharpGove Scrivenor
BanjoMark Schatz
MandolinSam Bush
DulcimersDavid Schnaufer
DulcimersAlisa Jones
FiddleMark O’Connor


6 Granny White Special

Upright BassMark Schatz
Acoustic GuitarRuss Barenberg
BanjoBela Fleck
DobroJerry Douglas
MandolinSam Bush
FiddleMark O’Connor


7 Cat In The Bag

Upright BassRoy Huskey Jr
Acoustic GuitarDon Potter
Acoustic GuitarMark Casstevens
MandolinSam Bush
FiddleMark O’Connor


8 The Ballad Of Sally Anne

BassMark O’Connor
DrumsHarry Stinson
GuitarLarry Byrom
Acoustic GuitarLarry Byrom
Pedal Steel GuitarSonny Garrish
MandolinMarty Stewart
FiddleMark O’Connor
Background VocalsHarry Stinson
Background VocalsMarty Stuart
VocalsJohn Cowan


9 Swang

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsBob Mater
GuitarBrent Mason
Pedal Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
PianoMatt Rollings
FiddleMark O’Connor


10 Dance Of The Ol’ Swamp Rat

BassMichael Rhodes
DrumsJerry Kroon
GuitarSteve Gibson
Acoustic GuitarLarry Byrom
PianoJohn Jarvis
AccordionBessyl Duhon
FiddleMark O’Connor
PercussionTerry McMillan


11 A Bowl Of Bula

BassVictor Wooten
DrumsEddie Bayers
MandolinSam Bush
MandolinMark O’Connor
PianoJohn Jarvis
PianoMatt Rollings
SynthesizerMatt Rollings
SynthesizerMike Lawler
MarimbaSam Bacco
FiddleMark O’Connor
PercussionSam Bacco
PercussionKenny Malone
PercussionTerry McMillan


12 Limerock

Double BassEdgar Meyer
FiddleMark O’Connor


13 Sweet Suzanne

BassVictor Wooten
DrumsRoy Wooten
PianoMatt Rollings
SynthesizerJohn Jarvis
FiddleMark O’Connor


14 Orange Blossom Special

BassLarry Paxton
DrumsSteve Turner
GuitarBrent Rowan
Acoustic GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
PianoJohn Jarvis
SynthesizerMike Lawler
HarmonicaTerry McMillan
FiddleMark O’Connor


15 Now It Belongs To You

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarSteve Gibson
Acoustic GuitarSteve Wariner
Pedal Steel GuitarSonny Garrish
PianoDennis Burnside
ShakerTom Roady
FiddleMark O’Connor
Background VocalsLisa Silver
VocalsSteve Wariner

Liner Notes

Producer – Mark O’Connor
Producer – Jim Ed Norman (Tracks 2, 15)
Arranged By (Fiddle) – Mark O’Connor (Track 15)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jim Horn (Track 3)
Engineer (Additional) – Marshall Morgan (Track 3)
Mastered By – Denny Purcell
Mixed By – Mark O’Connor (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Mixed By – Eric Prestidge (Track 2)
Mixed By – Alan Schulman (Track 15)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Dave Sinko, Linell (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Mixed By (Assistant) – James Valentini, Mark Coddington (Track 2)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Mark O’Connor, Dave Sinko (Track 15)
Recorded By – Doug Johnson (Track 1)
Recorded By – Eric Prestidge (Track 2)
Recorded By – Ed Seay (Track 3)
Recorded By – Jim Cotton, Joe Scaiffe (Track 4)
Recorded By – Mark O’Connor (Tracks 5, 8, 11)
Recorded By – Bill Vorndick (Track 6)
Recorded By – Jim Rooney (Track 7)
Recorded By – Chuck Ainlay (Tracks 9, 11, 13)
Recorded By – Bob Bullock (Track 10)
Recorded By – Joe Bogan (Track 11)
Recorded By – Mike Psanos (Track 12)
Recorded By – Chris Hammond (Track 14)
Recorded By – Alan Schulman (Track 15)
Recorded By (Assitant) – Carry Summers (Track 1, 14)
Recorded By (Assitant) – James Valentini (Track 2)
Recorded By (Assitant) – Mike Poole, Gary Pazcosa (Track 3)
Recorded By (Assitant) – Mike McCarthy (Track 4)
Recorded By (Assitant) – Scott Martin (Track 6)
Recorded By (Assitant) – Brian Hardin (Track 10)
Recorded By (Assitant) – Warner Peterson (Track 12)
Recorded By (Assitant) – Kelly Prible (Track 13)
Recorded By (Assitant) – Pat Hutchinson (Track 15)

Art Direction – Laura LiPuma
Design – Elvis Wilson
Photography – Peter Nash

Mixed At The Castle, Nashville, TN
Mixed At Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN
Mastered At Georgetown Masters, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Omnisound, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Javelina Studios, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Reflections Studios, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Music Mill Studios, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Hometone Studios, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Martin Sound Studios, Nasville, TN
Recorded At Jack “Cowboy” Clement’s Studio, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Digital Recorders, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Quad Studios, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Blair Recital Hall, Nashville, TN
Recorded At Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
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