You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper

You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper

4.6 3
by Doyle Lawson, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
     
 

A quintet comprising young upstarts and bluegrass veterans, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver return to the secular world with an awe-inspiring demonstration of hot picking and wondrous harmonizing in the southern quartet tradition. Lawson's virtuoso skills on the mandolin are amply showcased, but he's too generous a leader to hog the spotlight. TheSee more details below

Overview

A quintet comprising young upstarts and bluegrass veterans, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver return to the secular world with an awe-inspiring demonstration of hot picking and wondrous harmonizing in the southern quartet tradition. Lawson's virtuoso skills on the mandolin are amply showcased, but he's too generous a leader to hog the spotlight. The interplay between his piercing solos and hotshot fiddler J. W. Stockman's wailing lines adds a grand, rustic flavor to a high lonesome treatment of Jim Reeves's countrypolitan classic, "Four Walls." Banjo maestro Terry Baucom's evocative picking sets the pace for the plaintive coal-mining epic "Girl from West Virginia," which soars on wings of high tenor vocalizing, as Lawson and Stockman pitch in with tasty mandolin and fiddle incursions of their own. A Lawson original, "Rosine," kicks off with his fleet-fingered commentary, then backs off for Baucom, Stockman, and guitarist/vocalist Jamie Daley to make their own jaunty statements before Lawson returns with another round of mandolin spitfire. Just as they did with "Four Walls," Lawson and company turn Porter Wagoner's "What Ain't to Be, Just Might Happen" into a bluegrass toe-tapper with buoyant gospel quartet overtones. Banjo, fiddle, and a tear-stained tenor lend a honky-tonk tear-jerker feel to the poignant reminiscence of a deeply felt first love, "Oak Valley Girl." Whether they're kicking up a barn dance storm or probing the heart's sentimental yearnings, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver do it with smarts that never get in the way of soulful expression. And the gospel edge they bring to their secular music is positively captivating, on a par with the Del McCoury Band but in a voice that is theirs alone.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Bluegrass-gospel mandolin legend Doyle Lawson's first record for the Rounder label is a textbook execution of the kind of harmonious precision, instrumental acumen, and Nashville heart that has served as his muse for the last four decades. His ever-rotating Quicksilver band has been a boot camp of sorts for a myriad of singers and instrumentalists, including longtime banjo player Terry Baucom, five-year veterans Jamie Dailey and Barry Scott, and recent convert and electrifying fiddler Jesse Stockman. They don't disappoint on the pitch-perfect You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper, a collection of secular and non-secular waltzes, breakdowns, and close harmony barnburners that are so dead-on in every aspect that it's almost too easy for the listener to let them pass by without a nod to all the work that went into them. While "Heartbreak Number Nine," fueled by Stockman's surging double stops, "What Ain't to Be, Just Might Happen"'s mischievous wordplay, and the title cut's infectious melody rank high among the artist's repertoire, it's only the lone instrumental, the self-penned "Rosine," that suggests the wealth of off-the-cuff creativity that runs through this country gentleman's veins.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2005
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661055728
Rank:
114629

Tracks

  1. Heartbreak Number Nine  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  2. Four Walls  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  3. The Girl in the Valley  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  4. You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  5. Saving Grace  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  6. Rosine  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  7. Girl from West Virginia  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  8. Blues for My Darling  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  9. Love Me as You'd Love the Rain  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  10. What Ain't to Be, Just Might Happen  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  11. Oak Valley Girl  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  12. When I'm Knee Deep in Bluegrass  -  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doyle Lawson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver   Primary Artist
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Terry Baucom   Banjo,Vocals
Barry Scott   Bass,Vocals
Jamie Dailey   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Doyle Lawson   Composer,Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
Pete Goble   Composer
Marvin Moore   Composer
Eddie Stubbs   Liner Notes
Porter Wagoner   Composer
Leroy Drumm   Composer
Barry Scott   Composer
Jerry Salley   Composer
Jamie Dailey   Composer
George Campbell   Composer
Wesley Easter   Engineer,Remixing

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >