RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER 'Instrumentals'

RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER 'Instrumentals'

  • $13.50


Ricky Skaggs has surrounded himself with some of the top pickers in acoustic music today, and it is a treat to hear Jim Mills (banjo), Cody Kilby (guitar) and Andy Leftwich (fiddle)(among others) do their thing. The playing here is flawless and the recorded sound superb, and yet for the first time we tend to agree with the critics who say the results are too mechanical—the tunes lack the spontaneity and the “edge” that makes Bluegrass at its best exciting. Certainly there are some stellar moments here, but few of the tunes (all original material) generate any real excitement, and the excursions into celtic based tunes (with accordion & pennywhistle) seem long and monotonous for the most part. Surely many will marvel at the technique of these master musicians and really enjoy the disc: maybe we are spoiled, but we’d love to hear this group let loose on a few good old fiddle tunes to give the recording a bit more personality.

Artists:

  • RICKY SKAGGS
  • MARK FAIN
  • CODY KILBY
  • ANDY LEFTWICH
  • JEFF TAYLOR

Track Listing:

  • GOING TO RICHMOND
  • MISSING VASSAR
  • WAYWARD TO HAYWARD
  • MONTANA SLIM
  • CROSSING THE BRINEY
  • CROSSVILLE
  • GALLATIN RAG
  • DAWG'S BREATH
  • SPAM JELLY
  • GOIN' TO THE CEILI
  • POLK CITY