Innovating Bluegrass band Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver again breaks the mold of convention with their latest album Drive Time, set to release on March 29, 2011 on the Mountain Home Music label, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, Inc. The album is available in a limited run vinyl edition as well as CD and digital downloads.
The very first cut on the album enters new territory for Lawson – a vibrant version of Paul Simon’s Gone At Last of which Simon says, “Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have done one of the best covers I have ever heard of a song of mine. It’s definitely the fastest.”
The entire recording contains explorative arrangements that stretch the band’s traditional bluegrass sound, including an original country/bluegrass mix of Love On Arrival (debut single) and Country Store, and the intricate genre-bending instrumental Greenbriar Hop. A compelling remake of Precious Memories, is the sixth track on the album and all the tracks are driven by the flawless musicianship and heart-stopping vocals for which Lawson is known.
I’m so excited about this new release. It is a unique and fresh new sound for us. I love this combination of songs because I believe each one flows into the next, complementing the song before it – Doyle Lawson.
Following numerous Bluegrass awards, a National Endowment of the Arts award, and multiple Grammy nominations, Lawson’s stretch into new territory with Drive Time is evidenced with corresponding appearances on Paul Simon’s April release So Beautiful or So What and the new Mark Twain: Words and Music CD along with other notables Clint Eastwood, Garrison Keillor, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, and Vince Gill.
Speaking of Drive Time, says, “You hear the fullness of the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver experience. The soaring, perfectly-delivered, precise harmonies, the impeccable musicianship, and song selection that’s always one step ahead of the rest, make this perhaps the best work Doyle has done to date – Kyle Cantrell, programmer for Sirius/XM Satellite’s Bluegrass Junction.
Drive Time is distributed by Crossroads Distribution, Select-O-Hits and Syntax Distribution and available in CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl LP formats.