Ed Schaeffer & Rattlesnake Hill
Rattlesnake Hill:   Featuring Carl Nelson
1. Country Pickin'     3:33
2. Murder on the Mountain     3:13
3. Presidential Breakdown     2:17
4. Rim Of A Wheel     2:13
5. Banjo Whip     3:05
6. Country Girl     2:13
7. Rock Creek Ramble     2:13
8. I'm Leavin'     3:25
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Rattlesnake Music
c/o Ed Schaeffer
408 Firestone Drive
Silver Spring, MD  20905

Musicians and Credits

Carl Nelson - Fiddle
Phil Rosenthal - Lead Guitar and Mandolin
Ben Eldridge - Banjo
Fred Travers - Dobro
Willie Oldes - Bass
Ed Schaeffer - Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Lou Reid - Tenor Vocals

Produced by Ed Schaeffer for Rattlesnake Music.

This album of original bluegrass, first released on vinyl and cassette in 1992, is now reissued on CD.  The focus of the album has shifted to featuring Carl Nelson's fiddle, woven among stellar performances from other nationally known artists from the Washington DC area.  The album contains three of Ed's songs, one from Fred Moore, two instrumentals from Phil Rosenthal, and a banjo piece from Ben Eldridge.

“Ed Schaeffer has tackled a much tougher challenge in putting together an album of all original material than if he were to have traveled the beaten path with a set of familiar old warhorses. ” — Bluegrass Unlimited

“No junk here; this is good bluegrass.   Ed looks like he will become one of the newcommers with a bright future ahead in the bluegrass recording field.  What else can I say?  Listen to them and see if you donít agree.” — Disk Collector

“The high caliber of muscianship on this album is self-evident” — Mike Joyce - Washington Post

“His 6 songs are quite good and should be picked up by other musicians; this disk is a showcase for his writing ability.” — Robert E. Higginbotham - IBMA

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