Bluegrass & Beyond

Bluegrass & Beyond

by Bobby Osborne
     
 
Although he is hardly a household name outside of bluegrass and country circles, Bobby Osborne, through his mandolin and vocal work with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, the Stanley Brothers (regrettably he was never able to record with them), Jimmy Martin, and

Overview

Although he is hardly a household name outside of bluegrass and country circles, Bobby Osborne, through his mandolin and vocal work with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, the Stanley Brothers (regrettably he was never able to record with them), Jimmy Martin, and the band he started with his brother Sonny, the Osborne Brothers, has done as much as anybody to shape the modern sound of bluegrass, and no one on that scene has ever defined the possibilities of the mandolin in an ensemble more than Bobby Osborne. This set, his third solo outing for Rounder Records, finds him revisiting old songs, picking on a couple of new ones, and pretty much doing what he's always done, which is playing bluegrass music like it matters rather than just seeing how fast one can go. Working with Glen Duncan on fiddle, Bobby Osborne, Jr. on guitar, Dana Cupp on banjo, Matt DeSpain on Dobro, and Daryl Mosley on bass (collectively the band is known as the Rocky Top X-Press), Osborne brings a kind of timeless joy to these tracks, and his sound is a nifty cross between the old proto-bluegrass string bands and the honky tonk side of modern country, although, of course, it all comes out feeling like bluegrass ought to feel, high and lonesome but also full of spirited energy. Among the highlights are the insistent and harrowing "What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul," which features guest spots from Marty Stuart and Connie Smith, "After the Fire Is Gone," featuring Rhonda Vincent and Darrin Vincent, and the snaky flow and ancient sliding melody of "Different Definition of Love." Fun and solid without being flashy just to be flashy, Bluegrass & Beyond is yet another fine outing from this bluegrass pioneer.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/2009
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661060326
catalogNumber:
610603
Rank:
281305

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Osborne   Primary Artist,Mandolin,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Marty Stuart   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Rhonda Vincent   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Connie Smith   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Glen Duncan   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal),Hi String
Darrin Vincent   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Dana Cupp   Banjo
Daryl Mosley   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Matt DeSpain   Dobro
Bobby Osborne   Acoustic Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Dana Cupp   Banjo

Technical Credits

Eddie Rabbitt   Composer
Jerry Reed   Composer
Jack Tempchin   Composer
Glen Duncan   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Larry Cordle   Composer
Glenn Frey   Composer
Ira Louvin   Composer
David Malloy   Composer
Bobby Osborne   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Even Stevens   Composer
Chris Stuart   Composer
L.E. White   Composer
Darrin Vincent   Engineer
Jim Rushing   Composer
Jerry Salley   Composer
Randy Albright   Composer
Ben Surratt   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Lonnie Spiker   Composer
Brady Duncan   Engineer
Sandy Tipping   Engineer
Marsha Duncan   Composer
Anne Young   Composer
Karen Kuykendall   Composer

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