VARIOUS ARTISTS, “The All-Star Jam: Live At Graves Mountain,” Rural Rhythm. 25 tracks 12 songs.
On June 4, 2010, Rural Rhythm Records celebrated its 55th anniversary at the 18th annual Graves Mountain Festival of Music in Syria, Va. And fortunately, somebody decided to record the performances.
This is traditional bluegrass at its finest with a cast of all-star musicians playing with people they don’t normally perform with.
Russell Moore, Sammy Shelor and Mike Hartgrove join The Crowe Brothers on “More Pretty Girls Than One” and The Louvin Brothers’ “When I Stop Dreaming.”
Brandon Rickman sits in with Carrie Hassler on Lester Flatt’s “Head Over Heels.”
Wayne Benson plays mandolin with Audie Blaylock and Redline on the Bill Monroe instrumental, “Old Dangerfield.”
Moore and Hassler join Blaylock on Flatt’s “Get In Line Brother.”
Blaylock gets with The Lonesome River Band for Jimmy Martin’s “Hold Whatcha Got.”
Moore sits in with Lou Reid & Carolina for Carter Stanley’s “Lonesome River.”
Carl Jackson wrote a new song for the album, “Graves Mountain Memories,” that’s performed by an all-star cast — himself, Mark Newton, Blaylock, Reid, Moore, Hassler, Shelor, Hartgrove and Mike Anglin.
A great showcase for some top artists.
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