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Jeremy Garrett

RV Sessions – 2015 ( Self-released)

Reviewed by Fred Smith

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Jeremy Garrett is a world-class fiddle player; he has anchored The Infamous Stringdusters for years and continues to be a central element of their distinctive jamgrass sound.

"RV Sessions" is Garrett, alone, mostly, and, literally, at home - in his RV. The Stringdusters are certified road warriors. They've been known to play festivals on both coasts on the same weekend, and spend the rest of the year ripping all 'round the country. Garrett sold his Nashville home a year or so ago and travels with his family in an RV. The "RV Sessions" reflect the home-grown nature of his multi-wheeled living room.

"RV Sessions" was recorded by Garrett on the road. Since the music is so strong, and the costs spare, Garrett was able to produce a work of clarity and share it directly with his following. It's an ambitious effort, and successful.

With production and mixing help from the Infamous Stringdusters' estimable sound man, Drew Becker, Garrett spins a tale or two, and plays sharp and sure fiddle throughout. "Lucky Guy," which leads off the collection, sets the tone. Garrett's wife, Connie, offers sweet harmony on "Just Hold Hands For A Little While." Here and there, Garrett puts down the fiddle and shows that he could hold his own with guitar and mandolin licks. Check out his mando runs on "Will You Find A Way?"

"The RV Sessions" more than holds its own against slickly-produced, multi-tracked competition. Jeremy Garret has found a way to directly share his vision with his fans.