Various Artists - True Bluegrass Guitar
  • Tom and Jerry (Cody Kilby)
  • Freight Train (James Alan Shelton)
  • Bucktime (Kenny Baker & Josh Graves)
  • Salt Creek (Tony Rice)
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (Norman Blake & Red Rector)
  • Memories of You (Cody Kilby)
  • Just Pickin' (Jeremy Stephens)
  • Eight More Miles to Louisville (James Alan Shelton)
  • Red Haired Boy (Tony Rice)
  • Greensleeves (Richard Bennett)
  • Billy in the Lowground (Tony Rice)
  • Angeline the Baker (Kenny Smith & Tim Stafford)
  • Carter's Blues (Larry Sparks)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (David Grier)
  • Cannonball Rag (Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton)
  • Georgia on My Mind (Tony Rice)
  • Song for Greta (James Alan Shelton)
  • Washington County (Richard Bennett)
  • St. Anne's Reel (Cody Kilby)
  • Tom and Jerry (Cody Kilby)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:41) [8.45 MB]
  • Freight Train (James Alan Shelton)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:24) [5.49 MB]
  • Bucktime (Kenny Baker & Josh Graves)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:13) [5.06 MB]
  • Salt Creek (Tony Rice)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:49) [8.72 MB]
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (Norman Blake & Red Rector)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:43) [6.21 MB]
  • Memories of You (Cody Kilby)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:54) [8.94 MB]
  • Just Pickin' (Jeremy Stephens)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:29) [5.68 MB]
  • Eight More Miles to Louisville (James Alan Shelton)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:01) [4.63 MB]
  • Red Haired Boy (Tony Rice)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:25) [7.82 MB]
  • Greensleeves (Richard Bennett)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:46) [6.34 MB]
  • Billy in the Lowground (Tony Rice)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:44) [6.25 MB]
  • Angeline the Baker (Kenny Smith & Tim Stafford)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:07) [7.14 MB]
  • Carter's Blues (Larry Sparks)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:38) [6.04 MB]
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (David Grier)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:20) [7.65 MB]
  • Cannonball Rag (Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:00) [4.59 MB]
  • Georgia on My Mind (Tony Rice)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:18) [7.54 MB]
  • Song for Greta (James Alan Shelton)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:33) [5.84 MB]
  • Washington County (Richard Bennett)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:39) [10.63 MB]
  • St. Anne's Reel (Cody Kilby)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:46) [6.32 MB]
Biography
VARIOUS ARTISTS - TRUE BLUEGRASS GUITAR (REB-8010, 2019)

In the earliest days of bluegrass, the guitar was thought of as a rhythm instrument that augmented the vocals and other pickers. In the 1950s, several groups used the gentle strains of the lead guitar to enhance their gospel recordings. It wasn’t until the late 1950s and early ‘60s that master musicians such as Don Reno, George Shuffler, Doc Watson and Clarence White truly brought the lead guitar to the forefront of bluegrass. Their trailblazing efforts inspired several generations of pickers, the effects of which are on full display in True Bluegrass Guitar.

Assembled from the huge catalogs of the Rebel and County labels, the talent for True Bluegrass Guitar reads like a "who’s who" of bluegrass guitar picking. For starters, there’s IBMA Hall of Fame member Tony Rice who is touted as the “most influential living acoustic guitar player in bluegrass” – he is represented here with four tracks! Then there’s Tennessee native Cody Kilby, a 14-year veteran of Ricky Skaggs’s Kentucky Thunder and a former National Flat Pick Guitar Champion. Then lending an air of tradition to the project is James Alan Shelton who logged twenty years of service in Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys. David Grier is a three-time winner of the IBMA award for Guitar Player of the Year.

Also included here are those who are known for other talents but who also excel on the guitar. Kenny Baker was often introduced by Bill Monroe as the “greatest fiddler in bluegrass music” – yet he was also a masterful guitar player. Larry Sparks is known as one of the most soulful singers in bluegrass; his version of “Carter’s Blues” shows that he is equally adept on the six-string. Long-time Country Gentleman leader Charlie Waller was likewise a stunning vocalist who occasionally – but brilliantly – shone on the guitar.

And the list goes on and on. Nineteen tracks, an exemplary set of A-List pickers, and one low budget price. True Bluegrass Guitar.
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