Ricky Skaggs has a new album soon to be released. Skaggs is one ofÂ Country Music’s best-selling artists and is no stranger in Bluegrass circles with an string of very successful albums in both camps.
Skaggs, a 14-time Grammy winner, has worked closely with fellow Grammy winner Gordon Kennedy, known for his work with Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks and Bonnie Raitt.
Skaggs’sÂ describes Mosaic as:
...an album that mixes elements of Country music with Beatle-esque melody and lyrics which speak to my faith, making music that is in my head and in my heart. The title track, Mosaic, signals all to realize that no matter how small we feel sometimes, we all have a unique place in life.
With Mosaic, Skaggs and Kennedy take mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin and mix them with percussion,Â hammered dulcimer, strings section, bagpipes, bouzouki, electric guitar, keyboards, slide guitar and more. Mosaic is due out August 24 on Skaggs Family Records.
The musical make up of this album may well signal a new direction for Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, after the recent departure of long time banjo player Jim Mills in pursuit of his own career a short time ago.
Does this album see Skaggs returning to the Country Music arena?