The Pioneers & Legends Of Bluegrass is a who’s who of Bluegrass and available now for the first time for digital distribution.
This album was produced by Ronnie Reno and includes a collection of songs from some of the biggest Bluegrass classics over the years. Highlights include Mule Skinner Blues and Rawhide by Bill Monroe, Paradise and Cotton Mill Man by Jim & Jesse, ‘Tis Sweet To Be Remembered, and That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine by Mac Wiseman, Matterhorn by The Country Gentlemen and Five Hundred Miles by Bluegrass Alliance featuring Tony Rice & Sam Bush.
The Pioneers & Legends Of Bluegrass is a special collection of Hall Of Fame artists and classic songs, many of which were made famous by these artists and headliners who were at the top of their game.
I’m honored to be able to release The Pioneers & Legends Of Bluegrass collection. I was fortunate to get many of these recordings from the great Mac Wiseman while he was still performing and was also able to record “The Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe myself. Other recordings came from Jesse McReynolds and some from the legendary Lewis Family. I have enjoyed these recordings for many years, and I know you will hear the greatness of their music as I invite you to sing along with me on The Pioneers and Legends of Bluegrass.” – Ronnie Reno.
Track List forThe Pioneers & Legends Of Bluegrass:
|1. Mule Skinner Blues
3. ‘Tis Sweet To Be Remembered
4. I Just Think I’ll Stay Around
5. Flattland Toursitor
7. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
8. New Jerusalem Way
|9. Cotten Mill Man
11. I’m Using My Bible For A Roadmap
12. HowCan I Refuse Him Now
13. Five Hundred Miles
14. All I Have to Offer You Is Me
15. Are You Washed In The Blood?
The Pioneers & Legends of Bluegrass is available digitally everywhere including on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora.
For more information on Ronnie Reno and Man-Do-Lin Productions visit the official website.
About Ronnie Reno:
The legendary Ronnie Reno often called “Bluegrass Music’s Youngest Old Timer,” is the son of banjo pioneer Don Reno, and began his career over 60 years ago playing with his father’s group, the Hall of Fame duo Reno & Smiley. In the late 60’s and early 70’s, Reno played bass for The Osborne Brothers and would lend his voice to their trademark trio harmony before becoming a front man for Merle Haggard’s Strangers.
As a songwriter, Reno would pen several cuts for Haggard, as well as the pivotal signature song, “Boogie Grass Band” for Conway Twitty. In 1983, Reno made his first solo entry on the charts with “Homemade Love,” but would later reunite with his brothers, Don Wayne and Dale, to form the celebrated group, The Reno Brothers. In 1993, Reno became an ambassador of traditional music, producing and hosting the first and only national television show featuring Bluegrass music, the Cable Ace-nominated “Reno’s Old Time Music.”
“Reno’s Old-Time Music” TV show aired weekly for nearly 25 years and reached over 80 million homes on the RFD-TV Network. In 2016, Reno earned SPBGMA’s highest honor, and Ronnie was inducted into the Preservation Hall of Greats, alongside such legends as Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley and his father.