VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Foggy Mountain Special'- Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Foggy Mountain Special'- Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs

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The dozen classic 5-String banjo instrumentals here were recorded at two sessions: one in September, 2006 and the other in February, 2008 --why these recordings were held back for almost 6 years is a mystery that maybe some of those close to the project can answer. The album was produced by Tim Austin, one of the founders of the Lonesome River Band and owner of the ill-fated Doobie Shea label, and he did an excellent job in selecting the pickers and the tunes for this project. Twelve different banjo pickers are featured, one for each of the tunes --all are first class Scruggs style artists: Jim Mills, Ron Block, Ron Stewart, Charlie Cushman, Tony Trischka, J.D. Crowe, Joe Mullins and Tom Adams are some of them. Austin has then provided super backing by musicians like Dan Tyminski (mandolin and guitar), Cody Kilby, Clay Hess, Wyatt Rice (guitars), Randy Kohrs on dobro, Adam Steffey (mandolin) and Barry Bales or Dennis Crouch on acoustic bass. A good set of notes by Tom Adams helps make this an outstanding collection of great banjo picking. Tunes include FLINT HILL SPECIAL, PIKE COUNTY BREAKDOWN, GROUND SPEED, REUBEN, and other expected titles.

Artists:

  • TOM ADAMS
  • RON BLOCK
  • J.D. CROWE
  • CHARLIE CUSHMAN
  • KENNY INGRAM
  • JIM MILLS
  • JOE MULLINS
  • LARRY PERKINS
  • CRAIG SMITH
  • RON STEWART
  • DAVID TALBOT
  • TONY TRISCHKA

Track Listing:

  • FLINT HILL SPECIAL
  • REUBEN
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
  • RANDY LYNN RAG
  • SALLY GOODIN
  • PIKE COUNTY BREAKDOWN
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN ROCK
  • NASHVILLE SKYLINE RAG
  • EARL'S BREAKDOWN
  • STEEL GUITAR RAG
  • GROUND SPEED
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN