Footprints: A IIIrd Tyme Out Collection
Released: Jan 2007
Label: New Rounder
This outstanding collection of selected songs from 1995 to 2000 showcases the intimacy of IIIrd Tyme Out's recordings. Sure, the cream floats to the top (dig the previously unreleased title track and the weepy "One Kiss Away from Loneliness"), but when you listen to these impassioned pickers croon and harmonize, it feels like you're sitting in on a session where they're all huddled around a single microphone, as purists of the bluegrass genre tend to prefer when rolling tape. Their otherworldly a cappella take on "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" boasts the best harmonies in their repertoire.