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Bound to Ride
Jim Mills
Bound to Ride
Genres: Country, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

On this noteworthy debut, Mills showcases the sparkling banjo playing that he's honed during stints with Doyle Lawson and Ricky Skaggs (who sings lead on the breakneck title track). This is straightforward, hard-chargin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jim Mills
Title: Bound to Ride
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sugarhill
Original Release Date: 7/21/1998
Release Date: 7/21/1998
Genres: Country, Pop
Style: Bluegrass
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015891388328

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On this noteworthy debut, Mills showcases the sparkling banjo playing that he's honed during stints with Doyle Lawson and Ricky Skaggs (who sings lead on the breakneck title track). This is straightforward, hard-charging bluegrass that's more concerned with powerful picking than with innovation. Mills coaxes the goods from stalwarts such as Stuart Duncan (who improves everything he touches), Jerry Douglas, Tim Stafford, and Adam Steffey while proving that he's right at home in such fast company. Mills's own banjo style is steeped in tradition, often featuring distinctive bends and slurs that add considerable character to the sound. Standout instrumentals such as J.D. Crowe's "Bear Tracks," Don Stover's "Rockwood Deer Chase," and Ralph Stanley's "Big Tilda" lead this train down the line. --Marc Greilsamer

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CD Reviews

This is rockin' Banjo
Hugh Moore | Raleigh | 11/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jim Mills is the IBMA Banjo Player of the Year....and this CD shows why. He cranks...but without too much obvious effort. The banjo sounds like it belongs in the music. Great tone and timing...and great songs too. This one can't be beat."
This album reaffirms the rhythmic power of Bluegrass Banjo
Hugh Moore | 09/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is an inspiration. Jim Mills is a driving, rhythmic banjo player who puts the same level of excitement into his playing that Earl Scruggs did in his younger years. He is innovative within the scope of his tradition, which is quite a feat. Many younger players are always stretching melodic boundaries while ignoring the syncopations and powerful phrases that made the three-finger banjo style so influential in the first place. Jim Mills dwells unapologetically in the heart of the music. This album is one of the freshest to come along in a while because it lets the music speak for itself. As a result, listening to it is a rare treat."
True to the traditions of Great Bluegrass Banjo
surfandsand | Florida USA | 05/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jim Mills creates another epic bluegrass banjo CD with this one. Hard driving, flawess and very tastefully executed 3 finger style banjo. I particularily like his version of Don Stover's "Rockwood Deer Chase" and his amazing version of "How Great Thou Art". Banjo players will want the tabs to these songs. This CD embodys everything you love about that bluegrass banjo sound. Simply fantastic."