An Interview by Andrew Dansby for the Houston Belief.
For 13 years Ricky Skaggs has enjoyed a roots renaissance, making albums of breakneck bluegrass and lovingly assembled gospel music, hand-played on acoustic instruments with some of the best pickers he could find. Last year he released Solo: Songs My Dad Loved, a personal project that found Skaggs singing and impeccably playing various acoustic instruments, but he did it alone. True to its title, the songs on the recording were favorites of the late Hobert Skaggs. Ricky’s father put a mandolin in a 5-year-old’s hands and put him on the road from Kentucky to Nashville and to country stardom and a bluegrass revival that began shortly before the death of the genre’s founder and father, Bill Monroe. Skaggs talked about his journey.
Read the full interview on the Houston Belief Website.