Bill Rogers (Moderator)
Maybe Rounder sought to match the success of The Bluegrass Album. But this one turned out to be a one-off. No Monroe material and great singing. Obviously the instrumental chops were there, but that doesn’t seem to be the emphasis.
Edited by - Bill Rogers on 07/12/2020 18:16:00
That's solid. Good reference to The Bluegrass Album Band. It's good to see and hear Vince Gill.
Hey Bill, I got this album when it came out in 1983 and it quickly became (and remains) one of my favorites. The way I play "Billy in the Low Ground" was heavily influenced by Herb Pedersen's Scruggsy arrangement (in other words, I stole it).
In 1983, Vince Gill was still best known for his time with Pure Prairie League a couple of years earlier and had a few years to go before morphing into *****VINCE GILL****. He sure does a great job on this album.
Edited by - arnie fleischer on 07/14/2020 13:30:57
I became a Vince Gill fan when I listened to the CD "Here Today". This combination of musicians only got together for this one CD. A lineup of fine musicians and singers.
'YouTube Page!' 17 min
'Sally in the Garden' 39 min
'Opus 57 in Gm' 1 hr
'Ome Juggernaut' 2 hrs