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It's Gettin' Better All the Time
     

It's Gettin' Better All the Time

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by Ronnie Bowman
 
Ronnie Bowman has a rep as one of the best singers-performers in contemporary bluegrass, and It's Gettin' Better All the Time will do nothing to blunt that opinion. As usual with Bowman, the project is built out of his distinct vocal style and a solid set list, which includes a number of his co-penned originals. He's joined by a strong supporting cast,

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Ronnie Bowman has a rep as one of the best singers-performers in contemporary bluegrass, and It's Gettin' Better All the Time will do nothing to blunt that opinion. As usual with Bowman, the project is built out of his distinct vocal style and a solid set list, which includes a number of his co-penned originals. He's joined by a strong supporting cast, including well-known pickers and singers like Dan Tyminski and Del McCoury. Bowman's also an impressive guitarist, as he displays on "Old Flame," but the primary emphasis on It's Gettin' Better All the Time is on the songs themselves. That means that songs like "On My Way Back Home" and "Crazy Train" (not to be confused with the Ozzy Osbourne song) seldom run much longer than three minutes. While Bowman will surely be filed under bluegrass, the distinction seems increasingly beside the point (as it does for Alison Krauss). Songs like "Till We Meet Again" may have several bluegrass elements, but could pass for country, while attempts to perform with hardcore bluegrassers like the McCourys on "The Epitaph of Lester Moore" don't really work. "Build a Little Playhouse," on the other hand, sounds like an old Buck Owens song, while the title cut includes a dominate piano in the arrangement. The important thing for fans, however, isn't that this is a bluegrass album, but that it's a Ronnie Bowman album. On that account, It's Gettin' Better All the Time should more than please fans of his previous work.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2005
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0684038988426
catalogNumber:
9884

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ronnie Bowman   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Del McCoury   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Wyatt Rice   Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano,Strings
Rob McCoury   Banjo
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin
Dave Pomeroy   Bass,Bass Guitar
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Dan Tyminski   Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Mike Anglin   Vocals
Don Wayne Reno   Banjo
Steve Thomas   Fiddle,Electric Guitar
Jeremy Garrett   Fiddle,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Andy Hall   Dobro,Guitar
Garnet Imes-Bowman   Vocals
Dave Talbot   Banjo

Technical Credits

Larry Rice   Composer
Hugh Moffatt   Composer
Ronnie Bowman   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Don Cook   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Dan Tyminski   Composer
Tim Massey   Composer
Craig Market   Composer
Wayne Winkle   Composer
Glenn Sweitzer   Art Direction
Jamie Johnson   Composer
Thom Shepherd   Composer

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It's Gettin' Better All the Time 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ronnie Bowman has once again proven himself with this latest release, "The Mountain". Ronnie leans a little more toward the country sound with this CD. With the hit song "It's Gettin' Better All the Time", which was also recorded by Brooks & Dunn, this album should go far.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fans of Ronnie will not be dissapointed with this album.Dont let the songs with the piano or electric guitar scare you off. Everything blends together fine and all the pieces fit together. While admittedly, some of the songs are leaning a little more toward country, bluegrass fans will not be let down by the overall picking and singing on this album. Ronnie's song selections on previous albums have been wonderful and this time around is no different. This disc will be in your CD player time and time again.