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Started Oct 14, 2010
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
The Roys had a brilliant idea for their third CD on Rural Rhythm Records. They decided to pick several cover songs that they had been playing for several years with their road band, they had had fans ask them where they can find some of the songs on CD that they had been playing in shows for years. So they decide on this CD, they would take their road band and record the cover songs with them, and their new original material they would continue to let Andy Leftwich and members of…Continue
Posted on May 28, 2013 at 3:00am
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder put on a show to remember before a packed house at the Sellersville Theatre, Saturday night, They played material from all over the place, including their most recent CD. The Crowd was definitely into the show, Skaggs is a real icon in the Bluegrass scene. But, I like how he has experimented with different styles over the years, like the CD that He did with Bruce Hornsby years ago, unlikely ,yet a great listen. He…Continue
Posted on May 13, 2013 at 9:30pm