Rhonda Vincent’s destination was determined long before she even realized it. Bluegrass being the family business, she woke up each morning to the sounds of music, and spent each afternoon and evening playing the music her family had chosen as their destination before she was even born.
With Destination Life, she embraces exciting changes and redefines her destination: with new music, new bandmembers, and an evolving musical attitude. Her goal clearly in focus while climbing to new heights, she surrounds herself with a fresh new aura. The Wall Street Journal deemed her “the NEW Queen of Bluegrass,” but this All American Bluegrass Girl keeps up a rigorous tour schedule, and a tireless work ethic - while living her dream and perfecting her newest Rounder Records project Destination Life.
1. LAST TIME LOVING YOU 2:49
2. I CAN MAKE HIM WHISPER I LOVE YOU 3:45
3. DESTINATION LIFE 3:22
4. HEART WRENCHING LOVESICK MEMORIES 2:05
5. CRAZY WHAT A LONELY HEART WILL DO – DUET WITH BEN HELSON 2:46
6. ANYWHERE IS HOME WHEN YOU’RE WITH ME 3:18
7. STOP THE WORLD (AND LET ME OFF) 3:22
8. CRAZY LOVE 2:40
9. WHAT A WOMAN WANTS TO HEAR 2:48
10. I HEARD MY SAVIOUR CALLING ME 2:40
11. EIGHTH OF JANUARY 3:44
12. WHEN I TRAVEL MY LAST MILE (HE WILL HOLD MY HAND) 3:30
Life’s path may lead us through many unexpected turns: testing our integrity by our approach to each obstacle we encounter, along the way.
Rhonda Vincent is no stranger to obstacles, and comfortable with change. A trademark to her successful career and a life most dream about.
In 2009, she moves with exciting changes and redefines her destination: with new music, new members, and a modified musical attitude. With her goal clearly in focus, while climbing to new heights; she surrounds herself with a fresh new aura. The Wall Street Journal deemed her The NEW Queen of Bluegrass, but this All American Bluegrass Girl continues a rigorous tour schedule, and tireless work ethic; while living her dream and perfecting her newest Rounder Records project Destination Life.
The queen and her court display the greatest edition of The Rage formed to date.
Destination Life features only Rage members; showing off the multitude of talents, musically and vocally; and raising the bluegrass bar even higher. Each member sings on a variety of
songs, with various combinations; and each member contributes music tailored to their talents, of historical precedence.
Songs collected from around the world. Introducing new writers from destinations as far reaching as New Zealand, North Carolina, and California — Destination Life, Heart Wrenching Lovesick Memories, Anywhere Is Home. Three originals co-written with friends — What A Woman Wants To Hear, Last Time Loving You, I Heard My Saviour Calling Me. And familiar favorites like — Stop The World, Crazy Love, 8th of January, and an inspirational straight from the hymnal, “When I Travel My Last Mile”. These, along with songs from seasoned writers Pete Goble and Paulette Carlson — I Can Make Him Whisper, Crazy What A Lonely Heart Will Do.
Destination Life projects a new vigor, cleverly crafted, and passionately delivered by award winning musicians:
Hunter Berry begins his 8th year as a member of the Rage — featured on fiddle and mandolin. He lends his unique vocal style to the newly penned “I Heard My Saviour Calling Me.” He recently bought his first home, and lives in his hometown of Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Mickey Harris cumulatively begins his 8th year as a member of the Rage – Mickey is featured on acoustic bass and brings a new instrument to The Rage sound with a WEBER Resophonic Guitar. He also lends his high-tenor harmony on many cuts. Mickey grew up performing in a musical family in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and continues to live in the area with his wife Crystal, daughter Mikayla, and son Jackson.
Ben Helson is a relative newcomer to the bluegrass world. Born in the bluegrass state of Kentucky, toured with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, while simultaneously attending Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee. Ben leaves listeners spellbound with his expressive guitar work and vocal prowess; matching the 7-Time Female Vocalist of the Year note for note, as their voices blend beautifully together on the waltzing ballad “Crazy What A Lonely Heart Will Do”.
Aaron McDaris moves to the forefront as one of the top banjo players in bluegrass today, as he fingers his way throughout the project with innovative interplay on both banjo and 3-finger style guitar. His rich vocals are a warm addition to the trios on “I Can Make Him Whisper” and “Heart Wrenching Lovesick Memories”. He completes the gospel ensemble with his step-out bass vocal.
Rhonda Vincent leads the men of the Rage throughout the entire session. Singing with a renewed quality that reflects a relaxed yet refined performer. Her mandolin style tingles through several tunes, defining a distinct player, who can show her stuff, yet confidently support her band mates to build the foundation for one of the most popular groups of today’s generation of bluegrass music.
Destination Life is a new classic for traditional bluegrass lovers anywhere: and an exciting discovery for new listeners from all destinations.
PRODUCED BY: Rhonda Vincent & Hunter Berry
RECORDING ENGINEER: Dylan Seals
RECORDING ASSISTANTS: Cory Goff & Eric Westmaas
RECORDED AT Adventure Studios - Nashville, TN
RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE
HUNTER BERRY Fiddle, Mandolin, & Harmony Vocal
MICKEY HARRIS Acoustic Bass, WEBER Resophonic Guitar, & Harmony Vocals
BEN HELSON Guitar & Harmony Vocals
AARON MCDARIS Banjo, 3-finger style Guitar, & Harmony Vocals
RHONDA VINCENT Mandolin & Vocals
MIXING ENGINEER: Dylan Seals
MIXING CONSULTANT: Herb Sandker
MASTERING: Doug Van Sloun – Focus Mastering
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rebecca Sharp
LIGHTING DIRECTOR: Joe Burlingame
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: Danny Beasley
WARDROBE STYLIST: Jennifer Kemp
HAIR/MAKEUP: Debra Wingo for Tri-Star Management
DESIGN: Rachael E Sullivan
WEBER Mandolin & Resphonic Guitar
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: Julia Mottesheard
PERSONAL ASSISTANTS: Deidre Thiel & Margie Parsons
There are so many special friends all around the world who help us in so many ways, and give continuous support; allowing us to live our dream, playing the music we love! Thank you!!
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:15
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