Gregg Welty - Community
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50 artists. 30 studios. The Largest Collaborative Bluegrass Project Ever Recorded. "This is what the bluegrass community is all about”

After the success of "Memoir,” Gregg Welty’s debut solo project in 2015, he has spent the last 3 years writing, recording and coordinating this new project, "Community,” released on October 1, 2018.

From Gregg:
“This project is a commemoration of the bluegrass community, which I am so proud to be a part of. I believe this to be the largest collaborative bluegrass project ever and I am so proud to finally share this with you after 3 years of putting it together. I think the uniquely-bluegrass phenomenon of walking around a bluegrass festival and getting to jam with your heroes or your best friends you only see once a year is reflected in this project. To me, I think this is what bluegrass music and the bluegrass community is all about.
Featuring the whole spectrum between GRAMMY award-winning artists and talented festival pickers who’ve never been in a recording studio before, I am so proud for you to be the first to hear "Community."

1. Don’t Cross The River
Dan Peek
Copyright Wb Music Corp

Lead Vocals – Josh Shilling
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Jesse Smathers
Baritone Harmony Vocal – Bailey Coe
Lead Guitar – Jake Workman
Lead Mandolin – Troy Boone
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Rhythm Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

2. Walk With Me
Randy Travis and Leslie Bohem
Copyright Kobalt Music, Pub America, I Obo Sometimes You Win Music and Charlie Pants Music

Lead Vocals – Jake Vanover
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Steve Gulley
Lead Mandolin – Cory Piatt
Fiddle – Michael Cleveland
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

3. Down In The Towns
Jim Scott, BMI

Lead Vocals - Jim Scott
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Rick Faris
Baritone Harmony Vocal – Nick Dumas
Lead Mandolin – Harry Clark
Fiddle – Michael Cleveland
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

4.The Longer You Wait
Merle Haggard
Copyright Owen Publications

Lead Vocals – Caleb Cox
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Jason Tomlin
Baritone Harmony Vocal - Robert Russell
Lead Guitar – Jake Workman
Lead Mandolin - Troy Boone
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Rhythm Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

5. Simple Life
Harley Allen
Copyright Nettwerk One Music B Limited Nettwerk One Music Ltd and Nettwerk One Music B Limit Obo Coburn Music, Inc.

Lead Vocals – John Meyer & Vern Ahlgren
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Mike Rogers
Baritone Harmony Vocal – Jake Patty
Lead Guitar – Tony Wray
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Rhythm Guitar – Josh Hicks
Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

6. Fisher’s Hornpipe
Traditional
Lead Guitar – Jed Clark
Lead Mandolin - Cory Piatt
Fiddle – Michael Cleveland
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Rhythm Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

7. I’ve Heard This Tune
Jim Scott, BMI

Lead Vocals – Daniel Thrailkill
Tenor Harmony Vocal - Zach Alvis
Baritone Harmony Vocal - Bailey Coe
Lead Mandolin – Doug Young
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

8.To See My Angel in Virginia Again
Mel Street
Copyright Alley Music Corp, Levisa Music, And Trio Music Company

Lead Vocals - Jason Tomlin
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Paul Brewster
Baritone Harmony Vocal – Avery Welter
Lead Mandolin - Cory Piatt
Fiddle – Michael Cleveland
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

9.Stonewalls of Heartbreak
Aaron Richards, BMI

Lead Vocals – Eli Johnston
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Jacob Greer
Baritone Harmony Vocal – Zack Arnold
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Guitar – Josh Hicks
Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

10.Is It Still Over?
Kenneth Bell and Larry Henley
Copyright Larry Henley Music and Sony/Atv Melody

Male Vocal – Rick Faris
Female Vocal – Summer McMahon
Lead Guitar – Jed Clark
Lead Mandolin – Harry Clark
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro & Bass – Jeff Partin
Rhythm Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

11.The Man I Saw Today
Hershel Blevins, BMI

Lead Vocals – Hershel Blevins
Tenor Harmony Vocal – David Mayfield
Baritone Harmony Vocal – Daniel Wright
Lead Guitar - Tony Wray
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Rhythm Guitar – Josh Hicks
Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

12.Goodbye Liza
Traditional

Lead Vocals – Buddy Robertson
Introduction Lead Vocals - Bernie Cunningham
Tenor Harmony Vocal – John McNaughton
Baritone Harmony Vocal –Daniel Wright
Piano – Matt Davis
Lead Guitar – Jake Workman
Lead Mandolin - Cory Piatt
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Rhythm Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

13.Someone Tellin’ Lies
Ronnie Bowman, Dan Tyminski, and Time Massey
Copyright Happy Valley Music and Bmg Bumblebee Obo William Franklin Publishing

Lead Vocals – Robert Russel
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Toby Hammond
Baritone Harmony Vocal – Zach Alvis
Lead Guitar – Mitch Meadors
Lead Mandolin – Harry Clark
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Rhythm Guitar – Josh Hicks
Rhythm Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty

14.I’ve Endured
David Reed and Ola Reed
Copyright Midstream Music Publishers

Lead Vocals – Shawn Lane
Tenor Harmony Vocal – Jesse Smathers
Fiddle – Stephen Burwell
Dobro – Gaven Largent
Bass – Jeff Partin
Guitar – Josh Hicks
Mandolin – Jay Shuler
Banjo – Gregg Welty


Here is the complete list of those who shared their talents on Community:

Vocals:
Shawn Lane (Blue Highway)
Steve Gulley (Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle; Mountain Heart; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)
Josh Shilling (Mountain Heart)
Paul Brewster (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder)
Summer McMahon, (Summer McMahon & Mountain Faith)
John Meyer (Jimmy Fortune; Band of Ruhks; Meyerband)
Eli Johnston (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)
Jesse Smathers (Lonesome River Band; Nuthin’ Fancy)
Buddy Robertson (Flatt Lonesome)
Rick Faris (Special Consensus)
Caleb Cox (Nuthin’ Fancy)
David Mayfield (David Mayfield Parade; Cadillac Sky)
Jason Tomlin (Deer Creek Boys; Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice)
Nick Dumas (Special Consensus)
Mike Rogers (Craig Morgan; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)
Bailey Coe (Sideline)
Daniel Thrailkill (The Trailblazers)
Jacob Greer (Claybank)
Zack Arnold (Claybank)
Robert Russel (The Bluegrass Mountaineers)
Jake Vanover
Avery Welter (The Churchmen)
Zach Alvis (Chosen Road)
Jim Scott (Midnight Drive)
Jake Patty
Hershel Blevins (Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys)
Daniel Wright
Bernie Cunningham (The Allegheny Drifters; The Dog Run Boys)
John McNaughton (South 79; The Foggy Hogtown Boys)
Toby Hammond (South 79; Midnight Drive)
Vern Ahlgren (Wind River)

Guitar:
Jake Workman (Driven; Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder)
Tony Wray (Blue Mafia; Tyminski)
Jed Clark (432 Session)
Mitch Meaders (Caney Creek)
Josh Hicks

Fiddle:
Michael Cleveland (Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper)
Stephen Burwell (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)

Dobro:
Gaven Largent (Dailey & Vincent; Blue Highway; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper)
Jeff Partin (Mountain Heart; Volume Five)

Mandolin:
Troy Boone (Sideline)
Cory Piatt (Mountain Faith; Kenny & Amanda Smith)
Harry Clark (Volume Five)
Doug Young
Jay Shuler

Bass:
Jeff Partin (Mountain Heart; Volume Five)

Recording Engineers:
Lee Groitzsch (Skaggs Family Records; Nashville, TN)
Skip Cherryholmes (Old Stage Recording Studio; Garner, NC)
Will Shenk (National Media Services; Front Royal, VA)
Sean Sullivan (Butcher Shoppe Studio; Nashville, TN)
Mark Thiede (Sound Farmers Studio; Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Mark Hodges (Mountain Fever Records; Willis, VA)
Josh Shilling
Stephen Burwell
Jeff Partin
Gregg Welty
Steve Gulley
Eddie Faris
Grant Hartford
Stephen Hudson
Jake Stargel
Caleb Cox
Mike Rogers
Bill McDonald
Tony Wray
Mitch Meadors
Zach Alvis
Shawn Lane
Nicholas Davis
Dave Mayfield
Paul Harrigill
Troy Boone

Producers:
Gregg Welty, Jim Scott, Daniel Wright, Gaven Largent, Avery Welter

Mixing & Mastering
Will Shenk





About Gregg:

"They say nothing makes you a better banjo player than a North Carolina birth certificate." This could not be truer for Raleigh, North Carolina born Gregg Welty. After moving to Western New York at a young age, he grew up listening to the sounds of his father's banjo playing, Eric Welty, the 1993 Winfield National Bluegrass Banjo Champion. In true like-father-like-son fashion, Gregg quickly became well-known within the local Western New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio bluegrass scenes. He eventually began competing in national bluegrass banjo contests. Having won 14 state banjo championships, Gregg holds more distinct state banjo championship titles than any other banjo player.

Gregg held the banjo-position for Gold Heart and Big Leg Emma in 2013/2014, played banjo full-time for The Allegheny Drifters for the 2014-2015 season, and spent the latter half of 2017 touring with Blue Mafia. Gregg continues to work as a fill-in for numerous professional bands, as well as owning and managing the band, South 79 (www.south79bluegrass.com) and the Gregg Welty Band. He appears on numerous recordings as a guest artist, and records and produces recordings out of his Pittsburgh, PA based recording studio.
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    Lonesome River Band, IIIrd Tyme Out, Jason Davis, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Eric Welty, Scott Vestal, Jim Mills,
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