Sleep With One Eye Open (Deluxe Version)
Chris Thile & Michael Daves
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||Rabbit In the Log||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||2:39||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Cry, Cry Darling||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:01||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Loneliness and Desperation||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||2:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Tennessee Blues||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:00||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||20/20 Vision||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:13||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||You're Running Wild||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||2:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ookpik Waltz||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||My Little Girl In Tennessee||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||2:49||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sleep With One Eye Open||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Rain and Snow||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:30||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Mississippi Waltz||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||2:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Bury Me Beneath the Willow||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Billy In the Lowground||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||It Takes One to Know One||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||If I Should Wander Back Tonight||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sophronie (Bonus Track)||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||2:31||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes (Bonus Track)||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||2:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Brown Country Breakdown (Bonus Track)||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Back Up and Push (Bonus Track)||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoMan In the Middle||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||3:35||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|BookletDigital Booklet - Sleep With One Eye Open||Chris Thile & Michael Daves||--||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Recorded over four days at Jack White's Third Man studios in Nashville, Sleep with One Eye Open may surprise some fans of Nickel Creek/Punch Brothers vocalist/mandolin phenom Chris Thile. While his technical acumen remains uncontested, the addition of blistering bluegrass singer/guitarist Michael Daves and notorious engineering luddite White into the mix has helped to temper Thile's signature refinements into something raw and primal. Daves, a staunch, Brooklyn-based, bluegrass traditionalist who plays as if the slightest distraction would send his guitar flying off into the night sky, brings out the same zeal in Thile, and when the two of them lockstep, as they do on stand-out cuts like “Loneliness and Desperation" and the fiery title track, it makes the listener believe that bluegrass is just as capable of being turned up to 11 as its cocky, younger, rock & roll brother. The bare-bones production and one-take feverishness helps Sleep with One Eye Open feel like a late-night, bourbon-fueled club set, and while the duo sticks with standards like “20/20 Vision” and “You’re Running Wild,” there’s little doubt that Jimmy Martin and Ira and Charlie Louvin would be taken aback by the ferocity with which each song is performed. Instrumentals like the Irish-tinged “Billy in the Lowground,” “Tennessee Blues,” the languid “Ookpik Waltz,” and “Mississippi Waltz” fare just as well, proving once again that the classics don’t have to be reinterpreted to connect with younger audiences, they just have to be played with the dizzying fire of youth.
Waking Bluegrass up from it
They are the best thing around. Buy the album. Go to the Nonesuch records site and watch them on the video streams. Then go see in them in concert because that is where you will be FLATTENED by how awesome they are together. Then go back and buy the album again to support great music.
Sleep With One Eye Open
A soild buy for all who enjoy a hot bluegrass tune or two. Thile and Daves are two men who have mastered their instruments which makes this album a blast to listen to The vocals are good, a solid mix with a great bluegrass tone. Overall a great buy. If you are looking for good bluegrass, you have found it.
I got hooked with one song and then the whole album. Really good blue grass. Fresh,happy and fun.
Born: February 20, 1981 in Oceanside, CA
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s