Tara Nevins’s adaptation of the classic song, “Stars Fell on Alabama” as featured on her 2011 Sugar Hill Records release “Wood And Stone.” Video Produced and Directed by Jim Toress.

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Intimate interview with Tara Nevins on the making of the song “Tennessee River” off the new album “Wood and Stone” (Sugar Hill 2011)

Filmed and produced by JAMerica‘s Peter Conners and Denver Miller

“‘Stars Fell On Alabama’ is Tara’s version of an old standard, while ‘Tennessee River’ sounds like she’s written a new standard.” – Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association

“The highlight of the record, though, might be “Tennessee River”, a song that again sees Nevins turning introspective as crunchy, distorted guitars creak in the background a la 1970s Neil Young. In fact, this song could easily be an outtake from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, with a different vocalist. Again, the disparate elements come together powerfully to provide a neat bookend for the hard-charging opening track. At five minutes, it’s the longest song on the album and one of its most satisfying. “ – David Maine, Pop Matters

“Two surprises on the album are “Stars Fell on Alabama,” in which Nevins turns the ‘30s jazz standard into a bleak, gothic soundscape, and “Tennessee River,” an even more desolate turn recalling the best of Lucinda Williams.” – Aaron Keith Harris, Lonesome Road Review


Multi-instrumentalist and Producer Larry Campbell sits down with Tara Nevins to discuss the making of “Wood And Stone”.

“Larry has taken Tara’s music to an entirely higher level, if this doesn’t turn into an award winner they’ll have been cheated!” – Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association

“The Ingenious production of Larry Campbell, gorgeous harmonies with some haunting voices and the most rocking fiddle playing you have ever heard. Nevins has written some fascinating songs, drawn from her life, and lined up some great musicians to help her deliver them.”  – Kay Cordtz, Elmore

“Producer Larry Campbell fits each song with a unique groove and adds superb electric and pedal steel guitar. The girlishness in Nevins’ voice and the layering of double-tracked vocals add a hint of the Brill Building, which is a terrific twist on the rustic arrangements.”  – Hyperbolium

Wood and Stone is available at:

“LIVE in the Aer Studio” with Tara Nevins 2011-06-09
WTJU Charlottesville, VA  91.1 FM

2 Responses to Videos

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  2. Teo says:

    Country music for real! Thanks Tara and Jim M and Jim L and Jeb and Donna!

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