CEDAR HILL 'Grandpa Built a Church House'  NR-190515-CD

CEDAR HILL 'Grandpa Built a Church House' NR-190515-CD

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Cedar Hill has a long tradition of Bluegrass music spawned from the Ozark Hills of Missouri and Arkansas. The bands beginning goes back to 1967. Led by Frank Ray, recipient of many awards and accolades over his career. Some of the most recent acknowledgments; NTCMA (National Traditional Country Music Assn.) Hall of Fame in 2008. Bluegrass Song writer Award at the prestigious Merlefest in March 2018. NTCMA Life Time Achievement Award September 2018. And most recent, Frank was honored to have been selected as the 2019 inductee into the HALL OF GREATS by SPBGMA at the February, 2019 Nashville convention. The band has been honored with many awards and accolades over the Years from various traditional and Bluegrass music organizations beginning in the mid 70's. Their music has placed them firmly on the National and International Bluegrass scene. The music you will hear has been described as "original, emotive brand of song”, “hard driving bluegrass of tradition" and "the real deal". Though they occasionally do cover songs, it is their original songs that has gained their popularity. According to the Bluegrass programmers at XM/Sirius radio, their song, "Pearl", a personal story, has been the most requested bluegrass song on the National XM/Sirius radio program "Bluegrass Junction" and other stations for over 10 years. The current line up of several years, is an extremely cohesive group, allowing them a freedom that causes their music to flow with ease and a joy that is clearly evident when watching their performance.

Artists:

  • Frank Ray . Mandolin vocals
  • Jim Bunch . Banjo Vocals
  • Pete Brown . Fiddle
  • Patti LaFleur . Bass Vocals
  • Dan Stokely . Lead Vocal
  • Guest
  • Eddie Faris . Guitar

Track Listing:

  • Grandpa Built A Church House
  • Peter You're the Man
  • Thirty Three Years
  • Pain of a Guilty Man
  • A Home Made for Me
  • Flood Plain of Despair
  • For Me It's Hello
  • Gonna Have a Time
  • Journey of Faith
  • Who's Gonna Pray for Me
  • Nails and Thorns