RICKY SKAGGS 'Ancient Tones'

RICKY SKAGGS 'Ancient Tones'

  • $13.50


Following the success of his superb "Bluegrass Rules" album which is reported to have sold over 75,000 copies, almost unheard of for a Bluegrass release, Ricky is back with pretty much the same formulas; hard-driving, immaculately played versions of classic traditional Bluegrass material and this release on his own label should be no less a blockbuster. Skaggs has chosen 3 new songs(COAL MININ' MAN, CONNMARA and GIVE US RAIN) to join with 9 Bluegrass classics from the Monroe and Stanley repertoires, including a powerful 8 minute version of LITTLE BESSIE with some verses that I don't think have ever made it to record before. His versions of WALLS OF TIME, I BELIEVED IN YOU DARLING and CAROLINA MOUNTAIN HOME are stunning. The stellar playing of Bobby Hicks and Stuart Duncan on fiddles, Bryan Sutton on lead guitar and banjo picker extraordinaire Jim Mills, as well as Skaggs himself, has been captured beautifully on this brilliant recording. A GREAT ALBUM, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! MIGHTY DARK TO TRAVEL, PIG IN A PEN, BOSTON BOY, HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE.

Track Listing:

  • WALLS OF TIME
  • LONESOME NIGHT
  • HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE
  • MIGHTY DARK TO TRAVEL
  • CAROLINA MOUNTAIN HOME
  • CONNEMARA
  • COAL MININ' MAN
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU DARLIN'
  • PIG IN A PEN
  • GIVE US RAIN
  • BOSTON BOY
  • LITTLE BESSIE.