We at County think this is one of the finest bluegrass CDs of recent memory! Stellar musicianship and arrangements of tunes that are soon to be commonplace classics.
Some old “lost tapes” of Monroe floating around for years, tunes not written down or recorded. This project, “Rare & Fine: Uncommon Tunes of Bill Monroe” includes material spanning most of Monroe’s career. Some of the tunes have been on projects that were never released to the public. Some have not been recorded prior to this album. Bringing together an exceptional group of talent with Michael Cleveland, Laura Orshaw, and Shad Cobb on triple fiddles, Russ Carson on banjo, Jeremy Stephens on guitar, Mike Bub on bass, and Mike Compton on mandolin, this album was recorded over two days at Jack Clements iconic studio in Nashville.
This project is the work of a detective, a historian and a master musician, working with trusted colleagues who love Monroe’s music as much as the leader. “I hope that you enjoy the sounds included with these covers!” - Mike Compton