Trouble Free

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All Music Guide - Michael McCall
Rhonda Vincent is a bluegrass prodigy who has been a favorite on the string band festival circuit for years. Her 1994 album for Giant Records found her being pushed a little too forcibly toward the country mainstream; still, on occasion, the specialness of her hard-country twang shined through. With Trouble Free, she fulfills her promise with soaring beauty. Co-producer and Giant Records chief James Stroud backs off and allows Vincent to explore a traditional country terrain that encompasses the fierce, severe magnificence of bluegrass and the sorrowful whine of honky tonk heartbreak. Vincent excels at both, showing the same kind of hard, soulful splendor that Keith ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael McCall
Rhonda Vincent is a bluegrass prodigy who has been a favorite on the string band festival circuit for years. Her 1994 album for Giant Records found her being pushed a little too forcibly toward the country mainstream; still, on occasion, the specialness of her hard-country twang shined through. With Trouble Free, she fulfills her promise with soaring beauty. Co-producer and Giant Records chief James Stroud backs off and allows Vincent to explore a traditional country terrain that encompasses the fierce, severe magnificence of bluegrass and the sorrowful whine of honky tonk heartbreak. Vincent excels at both, showing the same kind of hard, soulful splendor that Keith Whitley displayed when he evolved from bluegrass to traditional country. Vincent's guests pretty much define her tastes: She performs a duet with Randy Travis -- in his best performance in years -- and, elsewhere, enjoys harmony support from Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton. Vincent and Krauss have been linked for years Vincent was one a runner-up in a bluegrass contest that Krauss won. Krauss' commercial success certainly helped renew Giant's belief that Vincent, too, could attract a larger mainstream audience. But the two aren't that similar as vocalists. Where Krauss' voice is sweet and pure, Vincent's is twangy and aggressive. What they share is a commitment to musical integrity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/1996
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075992463027
  • Catalog Number: 24630
  • Sales rank: 137,934

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rhonda Vincent Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocal Harmony
Alison Krauss Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
Dolly Parton Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
Randy Travis Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
Matt Rollings Piano
Richard Landis Tambourine
Glen Duncan Fiddle
Curtis Wright Vocal Harmony
Jon Mohr Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers Drums
Mike Brignardello Bass
Larry Byrom Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
Carolee Cooper Background Vocals
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Paul Franklin Dobro, Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
Paul Leim Drums
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Brent Rowan Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Darrin Vincent Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Norah Lee Allen Background Vocals
Michael Black Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Landis Producer
Julian King Engineer
Lynn Peterzell Engineer
Csaba Petocz Engineer
James Stroud Producer
Simon Levy Art Direction
Hank Williams Mastering
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