Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Shady Grove B|
The Chapel Hillbilly Way
Genres: Country, Folk
Hailing from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the Shady Grove Band perform mostly their own material, (with nods here to the repertoire of the Carter Family, Red Allen, and others). Unlike many contemporary bluegrass bands, ho... more »
Hailing from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the Shady Grove Band perform mostly their own material, (with nods here to the repertoire of the Carter Family, Red Allen, and others). Unlike many contemporary bluegrass bands, however, their voices are strong and convincing, and squarely up to par with their instrumental skills, which are impressive. "Straight ahead bluegrass with a strong gospel orientation . . . performed with the classic guitar-banjo-mandolin-bass line-up and four-part harmonies." --Real Groove ". . . a fine mix of original and traditional numbers, real tight picking and gut-wrenching vocals that resonate across waltzes, jigs and ballads. The harmonies shine." --Dirty Linen
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Holy Olio | Grand Rapids, MI USA | 02/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
I've always been a huge fan of close vocal harmony, from barbershop, 60s/70s folk rock, madrigals, Antoine Brumel, and of course, bluegrass. I'm quite surprised to see no other reviews of this title.
This album, er, CD, just buy the thing now, put it on, and enjoy. I popped it in for the first time in a while (it was filed next to Del Shannon, and I'd been cherry pickin' those CDs for a sort of midnight snack) and found I'd previously selected tracks with iTunes and had all the CDDB info already loaded.
In order by most favorite etc, "Imprisoned by Her Memories", "I've Just Seen The Rock Of Ages", "Wasted Tears", "Cruel-Hearted Wind", "Across the Morning Sky", and "Golden Highway". The rest of the tunes have a little too much gospel feel for my tastes, but I'd definitely go see this band (if they're still around after so many years) if I had the opportunity, solely on the strength of this title.
The Shady Grove Band has two other titles out, probably also worth having around the house."