MIKE AULDRIDGE - JERRY DOUGLAS - ROB ICKES 'Three Bells'
Any dobro fan will want to have this wonderful album, which features the three most prominent masters of that instrument. Recorded shortly before Mike Auldridge's death in December of 2012, the record is really a tribute to the man who probably did more than anyone to influence modern contemporary Bluegrass. Douglas and Ickes are both many time winners of the IBMA's "Dobro player of the year", and it is only fitting that these three giants got together to cut this album. One thing that stands out right away is the absolutely superb tone that each musician gets from his instrument (praise is due Jim Roberson and Bias Recording, as well as Gary Paczosa who mixed the album). As for the tunes, they come from a wide variety of sources, including a few pieces written by the artists themselves. Probably the only tunes that will be recognizable to most will be I'M USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROAD MAP,. SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD, the title song and a great, lively version of PANHANDLE RAG. Jerry Douglas' PERILS OF PRIVATE MULVANEY also stands out. A real gem of an album here.
- SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD
- TILL THERE WAS YOU/MOON RIVER
- DOBRO HEAVEN
- SUNRISE SERENADE
- THE PERILS OF PRIVATE MULVANEY
- THE THREE BELLS
- FOR BUDDY
- THE MESSAGE
- PANHANDLE RAG
- I'M USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROADMAP