RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER 'Music to My Ears'

RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER 'Music to My Ears'

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Skaggs may be the only one in Bluegrass todayÊ who can afford to carry a seven piece band.Ê We all know that he would still probably have the best instrumentalists if he trimmed the group to a standard 5 piece outfit.Ê But we canÕt argue with his choice of musicians like Andy Leftwich (fiddle), Cody Kilby (guitar), Barry Bales (bass), and Justin Moses (banjo)Ñand Skaggs himself plays a nifty mandolin on all 11 of the tracks on this album.Ê But some long time Bluegrass lovers may wonder about some of the ÒextraÓ touches here, like Whistle, Accordion, piano and Òkeyboard programmerÓ.Ê Still, the album is well done and about half of it is the kind of excellent Bluegrass that Ricky has given us over the years. There are fine cuts of BLUE NIGHT, LOVING YOU TOO WELL, Don StoverÕs great THINGS IN LIFE (Ricky plays clawhammer banjo on this) and TENNESSEE STUD (RickyÕs tribute to Doc Watson). In addition, the band gets in a real groove on a Skaggs original instrumental, NEW JERUSALEM.Ê These tracks are straight, solid Bluegrass and enough to make this CD a ÒkeeperÓ. Some may enjoy SOLDIERÕS SON, a joint effort of Skaggs and Barry Gibb (of the Bee Gees), and WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR is nicely done, though with piano itÕs more of a country performance.ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ

Artists:

  • RICKY SKAGGS
  • BARRY BALES
  • PAUL BREWSTER
  • SKIP CLEVENGER
  • BEN COOPER
  • BARRY GIBB
  • GORDON KENNEDY
  • CODY KILBY
  • ANDY LEFTWICH
  • BLAIR MASTERS
  • JUSTIN MOSES
  • TOMMY SIMS
  • JEFF TAYLOR

Track Listing:

  • BLUE NIGHT
  • THINGS IN LIFE
  • YOU CAN'T HURT HAM
  • MUSIC TO MY EARS
  • WHAT YOU ARE WAITING FOR
  • NEW JERUSALEM
  • SOLDIER'S SON
  • TENNESSEE STUD (Tribute to Doc Watson)
  • LOVING YOU TOO WELL
  • YOU ARE SOMETHING ELSE
  • NOTHING BEATS A FAMILY