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Leaving Fort Knox - 2000

Leaving Fort Knox

"Quite simply, this is the best Lui Collins recording, ever."

"Her gorgeously poetic lyrics are wrapped around a solid bed of traditional- and old-timey-influenced music, which is at once simple and perfect for conveying the mood and subtleties of her words."—Dirty Linen, October-November 2000

Read Michael Devlin's review of Leaving Fort Knox in Music Matters Review.

Produced by Dana Robinson

Recorded by Greg Steele, Derek Studios, Dalton, MA
Pete Sutherland's fiddle tracks recorded by Peter Engisch, Ad Astra Recording, Williston, VT

Mixed by Greg Steele and Dana Robinson

Mastered by Greg Steele

Photos of Lui and All Star hightops by Susan Wilson
Photos of Fort Knox, Bucksport, Maine and the Dead Mall, Northampton, Massachusetts by Dana Robinson

Design by Lehndorff Design

Lui: vocals, guitar, banjo
Dana Robinson: harmony vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo

Guest Musicians:
Pete Sutherland: fiddle
Johnny Cunningham: fiddle
Gideon Freudmann: cello
Rose Sinclair: accordion
Andrew Kinsey: acoustic bass
Jenny Hersch: acoustic bass
Doug Plavin: drums & percussion

Deep gratitude to Dana for putting so much of himself into the production, while keeping absolutely true to my own vision of the songs. Most of these arrangements were grown organically within the hours of music we've shared both on and off stage - clearly a most satisfying way to produce an album. Thanks to all the guest musicians, to Greg, and to Peter and Kathy.

Big thanks to all of you throughout the country who have... made the road my home away from home. To all of you who've come out to hear me play and taken my CDs home to listen to and share with your friends. You make this life that I've chosen - or perhaps that has chosen me - not only possible but a delight. Blessings to you all.

Dedicated to Sylva, Tim and Magdalen, with all my heart.

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Things to Do
Lui Collins ©1998 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - harmony vocals, mandolin
Rose - accordion
Jenny - acoustic bass
Doug - drums
Loose the Ties
Dana Robinson ©1998 Threshold Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - harmony vocals, mandolin
Pete - fiddle
Andrew - acoustic bass
Doug - drums
Saudade
Lui Collins ©1997 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - guitar
Johnny - fiddle
Jenny - acoustic bass
Doug - percussion
Rarest Rose
Lui Collins ©1997 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - mandolin
Gideon - cello
Leaving Fort Knox
Lui Collins ©1997 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - mandolin
Rose - accordion
Jenny - acoustic bass
Doug - drums, percussion
Spark/Wings
Lui Collins ©1999 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, banjo
Dana - guitar, mandolin
Pete - fiddle
The Dark Silkie
Lui Collins ©1997 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Johnny - fiddle
Gideon - cello
Green Light
Lui Collins ©1998 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - harmony vocals, banjo
Pete - fiddle
Andrew - acoustic bass
Song of the Waters
Lui Collins ©1997 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - banjo
Pete - fiddle
Andrew - acoustic bass
Mystery Play
Lui Collins ©1997 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Won't Miss You Darlin'
Lui Collins ©1998 Molly Gamblin Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - vocals, mandolin
Swimming to the Other Side
Pat Humphries ©1992 Moving Forward Music/BMI
Lui - vocals, guitar
Dana - harmony vocals, mandolin
Andrew - acoustic bass

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