Lonesome River Band- Mayhayley’s House review

Lonesome River Band Mayhayley’s House Mountain Home Music Company The personnel line-up for the Lonesome River Band has remained quite consistent for the past decade or so, and it is arguably the strongest it has ever been—and I am well-aware of the earliest days, thank you very much. Sammy Shelor remains one of the music’s… Continue reading Lonesome River Band- Mayhayley’s House review

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Mac Wiseman & Various Artists- I Sang the Song review

Mac Wiseman I Sang The Song Mountain Fever Records With all due respect to the folks who have released excellent bluegrass and country albums this year, and those who will undoubtedly do so in the coming months, we have our 2017 Americana/Roots album of the year. An incredible undertaking by Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz,… Continue reading Mac Wiseman & Various Artists- I Sang the Song review

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The Earls of Leicester- Rattle & Roar review

The Earls of Leicester Rattle & Roar Rounder Records Before most North Americans had heard of Premier League champions Leicester City, bluegrass fans well knew how to pronounce the name of the East Midlands municipality. That’s a result of Jerry Douglas’ brilliant, timely idea: celebrate the ongoing influence of Earl Scruggs (that’s the Earl) and… Continue reading The Earls of Leicester- Rattle & Roar review

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The Earls of Leicester review

The Earl of Leicester had nothing to do with bluegrass music. But, The Earls of Leicester are most certainly bluegrass through and through. The ‘Earl’ refers to Scruggs and ‘Leicester’ is pronounced Lester, as in Flatt, and this six-piece band, whose performance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival of a couple weekends ago I am… Continue reading The Earls of Leicester review

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Guy Clark- Songs and Stories

Guy Clark Songs and Stories Dualtone Guy Clark isn’t for everyone. There are few things as predictable as my wife’s reaction to hearing the words, “There ain’t nothin’ in the world that I like better…” But for those who are true believers, who feel quite strongly that he is every bit the writer and singer… Continue reading Guy Clark- Songs and Stories

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