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Southern Bluegrass Musicians II

Posted by Pickinfun on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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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.


Carl Jackson Louisville Mississippi Naitive Alecia Nugent 2005 IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium Illustration for Lonesome Cafe by Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Jerry Salley--and 3 of their mentors

3 comments on “Southern Bluegrass Musicians II”

Banjov1 Says:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @10:53:37 PM

Not only a great banjo player and writer, but a phenomenal producer

bobbiloughlin Says:
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

RB4picker Says:
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @6:23:11 AM

Hey, what happened to Kristin Scott Benson and the Grascals?

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