Back Home Again

Back Home Again

by Rhonda Vincent

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Back Home Again

Rhonda Vincent, who's played and sung traditional bluegrass since she was a child, spent several years recording in mainstream country music and contributed harmony vocals to Dolly Parton's top-selling, return-to-the-roots album, THE GRASS IS BLUE. Weaving these musical threads together in a heartfelt tapestry of great singing and great songs, from the driving beat (and Vincent's own rhythmic mandolin chops) of "Passing of the Train" to the country-blues-tinged "Pretending I Don't Care," Vincent proves that these folk and country roots truly are her heritage. With spare instrumentation (including Jerry Douglas's Dobro), Vincent and her brother Darrin offer the high lonesome sound on "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are," and Vincent gives the nod to her friend from Locust Ridge, Tennessee, with a stellar version of Dolly Parton's love triangle tale, "Jolene." Fans of Dolly and bluegrass chart-toppers Alison Krauss and Claire Lynch, take note.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/11/2000
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661046023
catalogNumber: 610460
Rank: 92030

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rhonda Vincent   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Harmonium,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Luke Bulla   Fiddle
Marc Pruett   Banjo
Johnny Vincent   Vocals
Darrin Vincent   Bass,Harmonium,Vocals,Harmony
Paul Brewster   Harmonium,Harmony
Bryan Sutton   Guitar,Mandolin
Ron Stewart   Banjo,Fiddle
Randy Barnes   Bass
Ron Spears   Guitar

Technical Credits

Rhonda Vincent   Producer,Liner Notes,Song Notes
George Jones   Composer
Dolly Parton   Liner Notes
Ronnie Light   Producer,Engineer
D'Jango   Inspiration
Jon Weisberger   Liner Notes
Lynne Cook   Photo Assistance
Don Winters   Composer

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Back Home Again 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This woman is one of the greatest performers in Bluegrass today. I don't know why PBS hasn't done an "American Experience" episode about her or why she isn't playing and lecturing on Ivy League campuses with courses in American Culture."Back Home Again" is a ten year old recording that shows the continuing promise of an artist whose vocal instrument only gets better and more powerful with each passing year. She will throw in a little folk and country on her later records. What you get here is a pure Appalachian soprano with an infallible ear for the sweet spot of Bluegrass harmonies. She's faithful to the conventions of the genre: lost loves, train songs, earthly angels, and it all sounds new: "Lonesome Wind Blues", "Passing of the Train", and a version of "You're in My Heart" where the pure elegance of her singing is underlined by the elegant fiddle playing of Ron Stewart. It will stay and play in your heart. There is a song about child molestation, "Little Angels", that I found jarring and out of genre and rightly so. So was Billie Holliday's "Strange Fruit". As good as Rhonda Vincent is here...and that means very good...it's interesting to play this recording and compare it with the work she's doing now. To paraphrase Carl Sandberg's comment about The Weavers, when I hear Rhonda Vincent I hear America singing.