Award-Winning Musicians Come Together to Honor the Father of Bluegrass
People from all over the world will be honoring Bill Monroe this year by celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. Rural Rhythm Records has announced the first of their numerous project releases honoring The Father of Bluegrass music.
On Tuesday, 25th January 2011, the label will release Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Instrumental Tribute to Bill Monroe (Father of Bluegrass). Today’s top award-winning musicians including Mike Scott, Adam Steffey, Bryan Sutton, Tim Stafford, Rob Ickes, Aubrey Haynie, Mike Compton and Ben Isaacs came together to pay their tribute to the legendary musician.
I am honored to have produced and performed on this 100th Anniversary Tribute project to Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass. At the onset, it was my goal to capture a bluegrass sound that Bill would be proud of; a sound that runs deep in heritage and is true to tradition. With hand selected music greats such as Brian Sutton, Aubrey Haynie, Adam Steffey, Tim Stafford, Mike Compton, Ben Isaacs, and Rob Ickes, it wasn’t difficult. The sessions were more than fun as tunes were laid down with great excellence and seemingly little effort. In a sense, we are all Bluegrass Boys. Bill mentored us well – Mike Scott.
Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Instrumental Tribute to Bill Monroe (Father of Bluegrass) is a specially priced, 18-song collection by today’s top bluegrass pickers paying tribute to this legendary musician, composer, and band leader. Tracks include:
|Uncle Pen||My Rose of Old Kentucky||I Saw the Light|
|Bluegrass Breakdown||Bill Cheatham||Gold Rush|
|Footprints in the Snow||Road to Columbus||Crying Holy|
|Blue Moon of Kentucky||Molly & Tenbrooks||Jerusalem Ridge|
|John Henry||Precious Memories||Lonesome Road Blues|
|Kentucky Waltz||Ole Joe Clark||Swing Low Sweet Chariot|
The album cover includes the image of a replica Monroe Mandolin that was made for acclaimed singer-songwriter, Mark Newton by Wade Instruments of Osaka, Japan.
The album will available for purchase January 25, 2011 at fine retail outlets including: Walmart, Borders, f.y.e. entertainment, Amazon.com, iTunes, eMusic, Ernest Tubb Record Shops, Music Shed, County Sales, and Rural Rhythm Records.
Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Instrumental Tribute to Bill Monroe (Father of Bluegrass) will be serviced to bluegrass radio and available on AirplayDirect.com next week.