BN.com Gift Guide

All American Bluegrass Girl

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
If Rhonda Vincent's visual style tends to get more sultry with each new release, her music remains all substance -- the same raw, fundamental bluegrass that’s made her a giant of the genre. As usual, instrumental support is provided by the impeccable Rage band, whose members demonstrate a wonderful sense of the moment, whether it requires the full-on instrumental dynamism of the title cut (a Vincent original in which she celebrates the music and the artists who have defined her professional life) or more restrained, sensitive support, as on the touching ballad about a deceased loved one’s ascension to Heaven, “Prettiest Flower There.” Vincent’s singing remains one of ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers and in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $5.99   
  • New (2) from $13.58   
  • Used (2) from $0.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$13.58
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(202)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
05/23/2006 CD New Expedited processing-ships next business day!

Ships from: Franklin, TN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$58.20
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(875)

Condition: New
Brand New item! Ships from California. Tracking will be provided for every domestic order within the USA.

Ships from: Irvine, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
If Rhonda Vincent's visual style tends to get more sultry with each new release, her music remains all substance -- the same raw, fundamental bluegrass that’s made her a giant of the genre. As usual, instrumental support is provided by the impeccable Rage band, whose members demonstrate a wonderful sense of the moment, whether it requires the full-on instrumental dynamism of the title cut (a Vincent original in which she celebrates the music and the artists who have defined her professional life) or more restrained, sensitive support, as on the touching ballad about a deceased loved one’s ascension to Heaven, “Prettiest Flower There.” Vincent’s singing remains one of contemporary music’s natural wonders, both for its clear, pure mountain soul and its dramatic expressiveness. Dolly Parton adds aching harmonies to the bustling cheatin’ song “Heartbreaker’s Alibi,” but Vincent’s restrained fury at catching her beau in the arms of another woman needs no help in evoking the searing betrayal the singer feels to her core. By contrast, her self-penned tribute to rank-and-file G.I.’s, “God Bless the Soldier,” avoids the maudlin by dint of an unadorned reading that enhances the humanity of the men and women in uniform extolled in the lyrics. Extra icing is added by guest Bobby Osborne’s keening, wrenching vocal turn on a mountain ballad about a wayward woman, “Midnight Angel,” and Vincent’s own tasty mandolin workout to her original instrumental “Ashes of St. Augustine.” If this is what happens when style meets substance, then play on, please.
All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Rhonda Vincent has stuck closer to tradition than Alison Krauss over the long run, and with a title like All American Bluegrass Girl, she seems quite happy to have done so. She remembers to touch all the right bases, covering religious material like "Jesus Built a Bridge to Heaven," closing with Roy Acuff's "Precious Jewel," and even dueting with Dolly Parton on "Heartbreaker's Alibi," and Bobby Osborne on "Midnight Angel." At the same time, songs like "Forever Ain't That Long Anymore" and "God Bless the Soldier," while built out of acoustic instruments, sound much more contemporary and radio-friendly. The latter song, a Vincent original, veers much closer to contemporary country than bluegrass, complete with unabashed and cloying patriotism. "Till They Come Home" is perhaps worse, with successive citizens happily leaving their significant other to fight for World War II, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. These songs are nonetheless partially redeemed by recognizing that women, like men, also serve in the military. Whatever the material, the musicianship on All American Bluegrass Girl is exceptional. Fiddler Stuart Duncan really gets a chance to stand out on ballads like the "Prettiest Flower There," while guitarist Bryan Sutton's workout on "Jesus Built a Bridge to Heaven" is phenomenal. While some listeners may be a bit perplexed by Vincent's glamour shot on the album's cover complete with go-go boots, All American Bluegrass Girl delivers solid mainstream bluegrass that will please fans.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661058026
  • Catalog Number: 610580

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rhonda Vincent Primary Artist, Mandolin, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Dolly Parton Background Vocals
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Kevin Grantt Acoustic Bass
Bobby Osborne Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Tom Roady Percussion
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Charlie Cushman Banjo
Darrin Vincent Acoustic Bass, Vocal Harmony
Cody Kilby Acoustic Guitar
Randy Kohrs Guitar (Resonator)
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Archguitar
Aaron Minick Box
Josh Williams & High Gear Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Andy Leftwich Mandolin
Hunter Berry Fiddle
Steven Sheehan Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Rhonda Vincent Composer, Producer
Roy Acuff Composer
Glen Duncan Composer
Gregory Cole Contributor
Pete Goble Composer
Bobby Osborne Composer
Wayne Southards Composer
Darrin Vincent Producer
Mike Dekle Composer
Byron Hill Composer
Brian Vincent Composer
Michael Latterell Engineer
Hank Williams Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Sounds for Old Bluegrass

    Absolutely outstanding bluegrass! I wasn't familiar with Ms. Vincent until I heard one of her songs on the radio - I brought this CD, and as a long time fan of good bluegrass (45 years+) this band is truly exceptional. Excellent instrumentalists, great voices, and they "feel" the music. I am buying more of Rhonda Vincent's songs!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews