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May 1998

Matt Flinner
The View From Here
Compass Records

A former childhood banjo prodigy, Matt Flinner switched to mandolin in his teens and began winning awards and acclaim. He debuts as leader here, picking and strumming his way through ten acoustic-string selections with Grammy-winning bassist (and producer) Todd Phillips and guitarist David Grier. Fiddlers Stuart Duncan, Darol Anger (from Turtle Island SQ), and Tim O'Brian, and Dobro whiz Jerry Douglas augment this spirited session, a freely-improvised spree that draws heavily from bluegrass, country/folk, and Celtic ditties.

Originally published in May 1998
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