Best of the Sugar Hill Years

Best of the Sugar Hill Years

by The Nashville Bluegrass Band
     
 

Formed in 1984, the Nashville Bluegrass Band filled a slot somewhere between the new and the old, similar, in a number of ways, to Hot Rize. With smooth harmony and a folk sound, NBB blunts many of bluegrass' sharper, more rustic edges; at the same time, one would never confuse NBB with the '70s incarnation of …  See more details below

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Formed in 1984, the Nashville Bluegrass Band filled a slot somewhere between the new and the old, similar, in a number of ways, to Hot Rize. With smooth harmony and a folk sound, NBB blunts many of bluegrass' sharper, more rustic edges; at the same time, one would never confuse NBB with the '70s incarnation of the New Grass Revival or even the eclectically conservative Seldom Scene. While elements of the Nashville Bluegrass Band have changed over the years, all of the 16 selections on Best of the Sugar Hill Years feature vocalist/guitarist Pat Enright, banjoist/vocalist Alan O'Bryant, and fiddler Stuart Duncan. The mandolin spot, over the years, has changed between Mike Compton and Roland White, while the bass players featured on this collection include Gene Libbea and Dennis Crouch. For anyone familiar with the roots music field, this is an impressive roster, and one that works very well as a unit (thus, the emphasis on the "band" in Nashville Bluegrass Band). There's a lot of good stuff here, including the propulsive "Blue Train" and a fine take on Gillian Welch's "Tear My Stillhouse Down." Best of the Sugar Hill Years is a solid introduction to a fine contemporary bluegrass band.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2007
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891403625
catalogNumber:
4036
Rank:
203829

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nashville Bluegrass Band   Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas   Guitar (Resonator),Guest Appearance
Mike Compton   Mandolin
Dennis Crouch   Bass
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Pat Enright   Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Gene Libbea   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Baritone (Vocal)
Alan O'Bryant   Banjo,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Roland White   Mandolin

Technical Credits

Bill Carlisle   Composer
Vassar Clements   Composer
Stuart Duncan   Composer
Naomi Ford   Composer
Don Humphries   Composer
Alan O'Bryant   Composer
Gillian Welch   Composer
Lonnie Glosson   Composer
Jake Landers   Composer
Bill Dale   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ben Johnson   Composer
Patrick Enright   Composer
Don Poythress   Composer

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