The Storm Still Rages

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
The Storm Still Rages is nothing less than bluegrass artistry of the highest caliber. Vincent -- perhaps the most electrifying talent in the field -- and the stellar players in her band, the Rage, attack ballads, breakdowns, and blues with a ferocity born of a deep love of traditional styles and an understanding of their dramatic power. Vincent hammers that point home on "Is the Grass Any Bluer," a heartfelt account of Bill Monroe's continuing and pervasive influence on bluegrass music that gets extra liftoff from Vincent's clear voice soaring high over the rousing banjo work of Terry Adams and the strains of a pair of evocative fiddles. The standard "Driving Nails in My...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
The Storm Still Rages is nothing less than bluegrass artistry of the highest caliber. Vincent -- perhaps the most electrifying talent in the field -- and the stellar players in her band, the Rage, attack ballads, breakdowns, and blues with a ferocity born of a deep love of traditional styles and an understanding of their dramatic power. Vincent hammers that point home on "Is the Grass Any Bluer," a heartfelt account of Bill Monroe's continuing and pervasive influence on bluegrass music that gets extra liftoff from Vincent's clear voice soaring high over the rousing banjo work of Terry Adams and the strains of a pair of evocative fiddles. The standard "Driving Nails in My Coffin" offers a powerhouse up-tempo showcase for the band members' instrumental prowess. On the heartbreak side, Vincent's aching voice pleads in all the right places on "I'm Not Over You" and "My Sweet Love Ain't Around." Gospel fans get their fix on "You Don't Love God if You Don't Love Your Neighbor," a guitar-driven toe-tapper featuring brisk, tight ensemble vocalizing, and the breathtaking "When the Angels Sing," a mid-tempo affirmation of the rewards awaiting the faithful beyond this mortal coil, with Vincent's voice in full, high lonesome splendor. Listen, and listen again, because The Storm Still Rages will be yielding rewards aplenty years hence.
All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
After spending several years languishing in Nashville, Rhonda Vincent made an unusual career move: she returned to bluegrass and recorded Back Home Again for Rounder in 2000. Garnering positive responses from critics and fans, Vincent knew she had made the right move. A cross between traditional and contemporary bluegrass, The Storm Still Rages features superb accompaniment and a handful of well-chosen songs. Vincent has also penned or co-penned several of the songs, including the opening cut, "Cry of the Whippoorwill." Her expressive vocal on the heartbreaker "Don't Lie" is lovingly underlined by Stuart Duncan's fiddle and Bryan Sutton's mandolin. Bassist Darrin Vincent, Rhonda's brother, adds harmony on a number of cuts, perfectly bringing each chorus into focus. There's a nice version of "I'm Not Over You," the song that inspired the album's title, with guest Rob Ickes on the Resophonic guitar, and a bluesy take on Hank Williams' "My Sweet Love Ain't Around." Although the arrangements vary quite a bit from song to song, banjoist Tom Adams and guitarist Sutton provide a steady base to work from. Complaints? Only that certain old-hoary classics like "Drivin' Nails in My Coffin" clash with Vincent's attractive vocals. It may be difficult for the listener to believe that this pretty voice is halfway to the grave from drinking rotgut. This aside, The Storm Still Rages should allow Vincent to take her place beside contemporary bluegrass alumni like Alison Krauss and Laurie Lewis.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2001
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661047426
  • Catalog Number: 610474
  • Sales rank: 15,281

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rhonda Vincent Primary Artist, Mandolin
Alison Krauss Harmony
Tom Adams Banjo
Audie Blaylock Rhythm Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Rob Ickes Guitar
Johnny Vincent Harmony
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Darrin Vincent Bass, Harmony
Ben Isaacs Harmony
Sonya Isaacs Harmony
Bryan Sutton Guitar, Mandolin
Ron Stewart Banjo, Fiddle
Brian Vincent Harmony
Michael Cleveland Fiddle
Technical Credits
Rhonda Vincent Producer
Ronnie Light Engineer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Craig Havighurst Liner Notes
Ruth Talley Composer
Albert Goree Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Allison Krause with an ass kickin' beat

    Every song and I do mean every song on this CD is kick ass. I love Allison but Rhonda kicks it up a notch. Her musicians back her up and all are well known in their own right so if you want to tap your toes and sing along...get this CD. You'll be glad you did.

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