With Lonesome Standard Time and without, Cordle has released several exceptional albums of high-quality bluegrass replete with timeless songs, most of which he wrote or co-wrote. That continues with "Tales From East Kentucky.
Cordle - self-producing - has elected to surround himself by some fine bluegrass pickers. While several musicians are featured, Mike Bub (bass), Aubrey Haynie (fiddle), Clay Hess (guitar) and Chris Davis (mandolin) comprise an instrumental core tough to beat. Jody King and Ron Block split banjo responsibilities, while Rob Ickes guests on Weissenborn. Don Rigsby, Jerry Salley and Brandon Rickman are among the well-known contributing background and harmony vocals.
This is Cordle's 11th eleventh album, including those with Lonesome Standard Time; "Tales From East Kentucky," featuring songs tied to Cordle's experiences, certainly stands with the best of them.
1. Yardbird 2:54
2. Where the Mountain Lilies Grow 3:11
3. Bluegrass Junction 2:16
4. Lawrence County Seat 2:53
5. Old Men 2:50
6. We Blame the Devil 4:00
7. A Large Detroit American Automobile 2:37
8. Scared the Hell out of Me 4:11
9. Back When 3:03
10. Anything Worth Doing 3:04
11. Bandit 3:31