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Started Oct 14, 2010
Rhonda Vincent releases her new 2 CD package "Only Me" on Upper Management Music 1/28/14.
Rhonda has been singing and picking traditional bluegrass music for quite a while now. The Bluegrass CD has a real rich sound recorded at her own Studio , Adventures Studio by recording engineer, Joey Crawford, who also mixed the CD. Present day Rage is Hunter Berry on fiddle, Brent Burke on resophonic guitar, Mickey Harris on upright bass, with Aaron Macdaris on banjo. Rhonda plays…Continue
Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:30am
Veteran Nashville songwriter Irene Kelley and small town native of Pennsylvania has a new singer-songwriter bluegrass CD coming out in the early part of February, 2014. This is all acoustic music produced by Mark Fain. Kelley has written hits for lots of other artists.
This CD is a tribute to her coal mining grandfather who was a coalminer in Pennsylvania. This is no ordinary Bluegrass CD, I mean it is loaded with some of the truly best talent on the Nashville music scene…Continue
Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:30am
Great material, great playing, a little bit more contemporary sounding than previous CDs. With a great first video, "The American Pickers", which has the help of Dierks Bentley on vocals and guitar and Mike Wolfe ,from the show, the video is their best. Kristin Scott Benson makes her vocal debut as a Grascal on this CD. The song "Are You Up For Getting down Tonight ?" is a slow ballad, that has a real acoustic pop sound to it, with no banjo, has a killer melody ,sticks in your…Continue
Posted on November 30, 2013 at 6:30am
Well, this is the second Christmas song that I have already reviewed this season. Mindy Smith has already released a five song EP last month. Mike has a really nice Video built around his song "Almost Christmas", which is a song that he wrote. It is an acoustic song which is very well done, The video is based around him singing in a decorated area, a train rolling down the snowy tracks, and him walking around the winter streets with his guitar, Mike Aiken is what I think of when you say…Continue
Posted on November 14, 2013 at 2:30am — 1 Comment
Last week, a good friend of mine and I went up to Sellersville to see one of my favorite Bluegrass groups, The Grascals.
I have been listening to them for quite some time, but never got the chance to see them in concert. They put on quite a show, looking a bit tired as they had just driven 2 days from Nashville for the show. They started out with a very strong version of "Mystery Train", which is a cover song that they did a strong version of. I noticed that Jeremy Abshire…Continue
Posted on October 30, 2013 at 2:30am
Snowed In is a five song EP, that Smith is releasing at the end of this month. This will be ten years since Mindy began her journey as a singer- songwriter almost exactly ten years ago, she already was a songwriter for a company in Nashville. She has released four full CDs during that time from the emotion laden "One Moment More" in 04 to "Long Island Shores" in 06, to her first Christmas Album "My Holiday" in 07 and the more pop sounding "Stupid Love" in 09 ,all on…Continue
Posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:30am
Darin and Brooke Aldridge have put out a CD in my opinion that is refreshing. To quote Jim Lauderdale , he says "Darin and Brooke bring tradition to today and today to tradition". This couple sings so well together, their harmonies are just uncanny. I call this CD a mood changer, I like to listen to it with breakfast, they use different songwriters including their own member Becky Buller.
I'm listening to a song I love called "Trying To Make Clocks Slow Down", by Bill Whyte…Continue
Posted on October 6, 2013 at 6:30am
Ricky Skaggs is one of the few iconic figures left in bluegrass music today. Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, and a lot of the founders and keepers of the sound out of the hills of Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina during the 50s and 60s are gone. Ricky's Dad was a guitar player and wanted Ricky to play mandolin. He picked up a Gibson mandolin for Ricky at age 5. At 6 1/2 Ricky got to play mandolin for Bill Monroe. At the age of 7, Ricky got to play in the Skaggs Family Band. His dad…Continue
Posted on September 23, 2013 at 2:30am
Ryan Broshear is someone that I have never heard of. I received a CD single, I guess of his first CD, or second, I don't know. He has a pretty good voice and I do like the lyrics to this, I'm not sure who wrote the song but it contains some lyrics anyone can relate to. Very good recording, maybe a bit sparse if you are aiming for a radio hit. The only thing that makes it country is the excellent pedal steel player. But at least you have something to distinguish it as country. I…Continue
Posted on August 17, 2013 at 3:00am
This is the first time that I ever had the privilege to review a full Grateful Dead Box Set, very special, since it is one of my favorite years of the Dead, 1977. This set is done up very luxuriously, both the music and the Box itself, music is two track recording done by Dead recording engineer, Betty Cantor, she recorded it on a stereo reel to reel tape machine. The music was then mastered by Jeff Norman.
There are five shows here, May 11, St Paul, Minn. May 12 and 13 at…Continue
Posted on July 24, 2013 at 2:00am