Bluegrass By Putumayo

by | 4 May, 2012

Putumayo announces the May 22nd release of Bluegrass, an engaging collection featuring many of the genre’s most renowned artists along with exciting new discoveries.  The album is Putumayo’s first venture into the world of bluegrass and includes Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, David Grisman and other stars along with some of today’s up-and-coming young groups like Railroad Earth, Town Mountain and Uncle Earl.

Bluegrass offers insight into the variations within the genre, from the mesmerizing vocals and skillful instrumentation of Alison Krauss and Union Station‘s Every Time You Say Goodbye, to Railroad Earth’s contemporary newgrass sound on Been Down This Road.  Then there’s the lively rendition of Jackaroo,”by legends David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, along with the soft, contemporary sounds of Andrea Zonn with Alison Brown.

Frank Solivan’s Across the Great Divide and Peter Rowan’s Man of Constant Sorrow, transport listeners with their earthy, newgrass style.  James Alan Shelton brings his beautiful melody-oriented guitar playing to the traditional song Shady Grove, and Crooked Still adds a modern bluegrass sound to New Railroad.  One of bluegrass music’s longest performing groups, The Seldom Scene, provides their distinctive vocals and picking  to the Dylan classic Boots of Spanish Leather followed by the versatile all-girl string band Uncle Earle on The Last Goodbye.  Young North Carolina natives Town Mountain contribute their original, traditional bluegrass stylings with Diggin’ On The Mountainside, while the inimitable Sam Bush, brings his beloved mandolin playing to Diamond Joe.  The album closes with a rendition of the gospel favorite I’ll Fly Away, performed by a variety of talented artists.

For more information about Bluegrass, to interview participating artists or Putumayo founder and album compiler, Dan Storper, please contact GoodStuff PR Co. at shari@goodstuffpr.com or by calling USA 615.525.5303.  For more information about Putumayo, visit www.putumayo.com.

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