I'm Torn

I'm Torn

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by Randy Kohrs
     
 

It's easy to argue that once a genre like bluegrass gets popular, too many singers jump on board and the music gets watered down. Still, there should always be room for artists like Randy Kohrs. While many contemporary bluegrass singers seem to have smoothed all the wrinkles out of Bill Monroe's music, Kohrs keeps it natural, fillingSee more details below

Overview

It's easy to argue that once a genre like bluegrass gets popular, too many singers jump on board and the music gets watered down. Still, there should always be room for artists like Randy Kohrs. While many contemporary bluegrass singers seem to have smoothed all the wrinkles out of Bill Monroe's music, Kohrs keeps it natural, filling I'm Torn with passionate vocals and great instrumental work. Indeed, a song like "Over You By Now" is a long way from tradition, but Kohrs' exuberant vocal gives it an earthy quality that hits the listener in the gut. He's joined by a series of good musicians, including banjoist Scott Vestal, mandolinist Josh Williams, and fiddler Tim Crouch. He's even joined by none other than Dolly Parton on "It Looked Good on Paper," and her work here has a lot more soul than her recent, celebrated work on Sugar Hill. Kohrs is also a good musician, and his Dobro adds a healthy dose of the blues to his style of bluegrass. With solid arrangements, a good set list, and fervent vocal work, I'm Torn is the kind of album that both traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans will enjoy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2004
Label:
Lonesome Day
UPC:
0880259000521
catalogNumber:
5

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Kohrs   Primary Artist
Dolly Parton   Vocals
Carl Jackson   Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
James Mitchell   Guitar
Scott Vestal   Banjo,Overdubs
Josh Williams   Mandolin
Don Rigsby   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Robert Jason   Strings
Tim Crouch   Fiddle
Cody Kilby   Guitar
Josh Williams & High Gear   Mandolin
James Mitchell   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Aaron Ramsey   Mandolin
Jay Weaver   Bass Guitar
Pat Wages   Banjo
Brian Stephens   Guitar
Maggie Stephens   Bass Guitar
Shaunna Larkin-Kohrs   Fiddle,Viola,Vocals

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Duet
Pam Tillis   Composer
Susan Hill   Composer
Carl Jackson   Composer
Brian Stevens   Composer
Randy Kohrs   Composer,Engineer
Mike Ramsey   Composer
Michael Latterell   Engineer

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