MIKE SCOTT & FRIENDS, “The Old Country Church,” 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 or more, Scott has worked as both a solo artist and as a member of Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition.”
The Old Country Church” is his fourth album on the Rural Rhythm label and his second for Rural Rhythm Christian, following 2011’s “Take Me Lord And Use Me.”
Last year, Scott released an album of Civil War era songs, “Home Sweet Home.”
“The Old Country Church” is subtitled “Appalachian Gospel Instrumentals.”
But most of the songs should be familiar to anyone in America today.
The list includes “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “I Saw The Light,” “Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” “When The Saints Go Marching In,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Precious Memories,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and similar songs.
The “friends” include Bryan Sutton, Tim Stafford, Aubrey Haynie, Adam Steffey, Rob Ickes and Ben Isaacs.If you like instrumental bluegrass albums, this is a good one.
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