Well folks it's time for another southern bluegrass highlight. today's consideration is a Mississippi native; Carl Jackson. Carl was born in Louisville, MS and is quite the bluegrass banjo player.
Before the writing of today's blog I didn't even know that I have long enjoyed some of Carl's writing as belted out by some pretty good musicians! By pretty I mean the likes of Allison Krauss, Terri Clark, Rhonda Vincent and Alecia Nugent!
Here's an excerpt straight out of Wikipedia... " Jackson has written songs performed by Glen Campbell ("Letter To Home"), Garth Brooks ("Against the Grain", "Fit for a King"), Alecia Nugent ("Breaking New Ground"), Terri Clark ("Hold Your Horses"), and Rhonda Vincent ("I'm Not Over You"), among others."
I am including the Wiki link referenced above and a lightning fast version of Foggy Mountain Breakdown via YouTube.
Here's one of my favorites, Lonesome Dove. Jackson's "Lonesome Dove" was recorded by co-writer Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood, and Tim Hensley, in addition to his own rendition on the album with John Starling. (thanks youtube...)
Finally, a great link from the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis and Elkins College about some of Carl's accomplishments.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @10:53:37 PM
Not only a great banjo player and writer, but a phenomenal producer
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @4:49:45 AM
cool. I'm learning a lot about some of the musicians I have listened to by reading your blog
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @6:23:11 AM
Hey, what happened to Kristin Scott Benson and the Grascals?
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