It's Gettin' Better All the Time

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 684038988426
  • Catalog Number: 9884
  • Sales rank: 384,954

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ronnie does it again

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Great Release

    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.

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