VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Ultimate Pickin: The Best Of Instrumental Bluegrass'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Ultimate Pickin: The Best Of Instrumental Bluegrass'

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Starting in 1996 the Pinecastle label began issuing an annual recording of instrumental Bluegrass featuring a supergroup of pickers. The series came to an end after a few years, but the label has now issued this 20-tune “Best Of” from this series, and it’s a winner. Someone at Pinecastle has made an excellent choice of tunes, most of which are traditional standards. The picking is often flashy, but always tasteful—hats off to producer Scott Vestal (who also plays banjo on all the tracks). The other musicians to thank and admire for some superb versions of many great tunes are: Aubrey Haynie (fiddle), Wayne Benson (mandolin), Jeff Autry (lead guitar) and Mark Schatz (bass)—with dobro work split between Rob Ickes and Randy Kohrs. Wisely selected as they are here these tunes make for some fine listening. Includes FORKED DEER, JESSE JAMES, ROANOKE, SALLY ANN, DEAR OLD DIXIE, RED APPLE RAG, MAGGIE BLUES, LOUISVILLE BREAKDOWN etc.

Artists:

  • JEFF AUTRY
  • WAYNE BENSON
  • AUBREY HAYNIE
  • ROB ICKES
  • RANDY KOHRS
  • MARK SCHATZ
  • RICKIE SIMPKINS
  • SCOTT VESTAL

Track Listing:

  • CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP
  • FORKED DEER
  • SALLY ANN
  • DONE GONE
  • I'LL FLY AWAY
  • MAGGIE BLUES
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
  • ST. ANNE'S REEL
  • ROANOKE
  • STEEL GUITAR RAG
  • LOUISVILLE BREAKDOWN
  • HOME SWEET HOME
  • LEATHER BRITCHES
  • JESSE JAMES
  • COME ALONG JODY
  • LITTLE ROCK GETAWAY
  • HOT BURRITO BREAKDOWN
  • RED APPLE RAG
  • JERUSALEM RIDGE
  • DEAR OLD DIXIE