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Sounds of the Mountains
Every so often, a bluegrass recording comes along that's as easy to enjoy as it is hard to describe. Sounds of the Mountains will delight fans with music that's at once comfortably familiar, refreshingly new and always uni... more »
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Every so often, a bluegrass recording comes along that's as easy to enjoy as it is hard to describe. Sounds of the Mountains will delight fans with music that's at once comfortably familiar, refreshingly new and always unique. To listeners familiar with Junior Sisk, Tim Massey and Elmer Burchett from their work with Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz, this album will be a revelation, the fulfillment of Jon Hartley Fox's description of a modern band with a traditional soul. What comes through clearly is the exuberance of skilled, passionate men making music as much for their own enjoyment as for any more tangible rewards. Perhaps Rambler's Choice are best described in the term they favor themselves: the Sounds of the Mountains are simply straight-ahead bluegrass. --Jon Weisberger, from his liner notes
Michael Toland | Austin, TX USA | 02/10/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No gimmicks, no special guests (outside of Alison Krauss guitarist Dan Tyminski on a couple of cuts), just straightahead, no-nonsense bluegrass, well-written (nods to tradition while keeping the feet planted in modern soil), well-performed (lots of energy and soul) and just plain well done. Great!"
HOW BLUEGRASS SHOULD BE SUNG AND PLAYED!
John | Glade Hill, VA | 02/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Sound of the Mountains" is the best CD I've listened to in a long time. Junior Sisk and Timmy Massey have that "Stanley harmony". You can tell where their roots are by just listening. AN excellent selection of songsI have to give Harry Sisk, Sr. a plug for "Springtime and Roses". If this was the only song on the CD, I'd still have paid full price for it. When I first heard it, I just knew Carter Stanley had written it! Way to go!"