MIKE SCOTT, “Take Me Lord And Use Me,” Rural Rhythm Christian. 13 tracks.
Tennessee-native Mike Scott and his banjo have been on the bluegrass circuit since 1972 — when he was 10 years old.
He started with The Rocky Mountain Boys, moved to The Tennessee Four and then The Cumberland Mountain Boys.
In 1980, Scott landed a job with the legendary Carl Story & The Rambling Mountaineers and then went on to work with Jim & Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys.
In 1986, he formed his own band, Mike Scott & The All-American Band. From 1998 to 2004, he also worked with Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass.
For the past decade, Scott has worked as both a solo artist and as a member of Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition.
He’s made a lot of friends in the industry through the years and it’s paid off with an all-star lineup of harmony singers on “Take Me Lord And Use Me” — Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Jesse McReynolds, Buck White and Shelton Feazell.
Scott and his wife, Brenda, wrote the title track, a plea for guidance and direction.
The album includes Hank Williams’ “Sing, Sing, Sing,” an uptempo song about getting to heaven, and Bill Monroe’s “When The Angels Carry Me Home.”
“Is This Not The Land Of Beulah” features an a capella intro; “Jesus I’ll Never Forget” is an uptempo tune that bounces; and “Just Like The Bible Says” rocks.
Scott is a good lead singer as well as a banjo player and the harmonies are outstanding.
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