Archive for December 2014

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER, “In Session,” Mountain Home. 12 tracks.

December 1, 2014

This one doesn’t hit the stores until Jan. 20, but if you’re a Doyle Lawson fan, you might want to save your Christmas cash and consider it a late present.

Lawson & his band, Quicksilver, are among the most prolific bands in bluegrass.

“In Session,” a secular album, follows closely on the heels of July’s “Open Carefully, Message Inside,” a gospel album, and August’s “Standing Tall and Tough,” which featured Lawson, J.D. Crowe and Paul Williams.

To date, Lawson has released roughly 40 albums in 35 years.

A couple of songs on “In Session” were written by band members.

Dustin Pyrtle co-wrote “Roll Big River,” a rousing song about a man who’s tired of roaming and wants to go home.

Eli Johnston co-wrote “Captain,” a song about a soldier who’s tired of fighting and ready to die after learning that the woman he loves has found somebody new.

“Americana,” a song that went to No. 8 on the country charts for Moe Bandy in 1988, and “You, You, You,” a 1953 pop hit by The Ames Brothers, are done bluegrass style.

The Monroe Brothers are remembered with new versions of Charlie Monroe‘s “Weep and Cry” and “Evening Prayer Blues,” an instrumental associated with Bill Monroe.

Carl Jackson and Aaron Wilburn‘s “Calling All Her Children Home” finds a man living in the North hearing a southern breeze calling him home.

Another good album by one of bluegrass’ top bands.

Can’t find it in stores? Try in a couple of weeks.