Best of the Sugar Hill Years

Best of the Sugar Hill Years

by The Lonesome River Band


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Best of the Sugar Hill Years

Beginning in the early '90s, Sammy Shelor and Ronnie Bowman's version of the Lonesome River Band would become one of the most influential bluegrass groups of the decade. Best of the Sugar Hill Years captures the group's stint at the label between 1994 and 2000 with 16 selections. All of these selections feature vocalist/bassist Bowman and banjoist Shelor, who are joined by a number of regulars including Dan Tyminski, Don Rigsby, and Kenny Smith, and a number of guests, including Jerry Douglasand Stuart Duncan. As with most good bluegrass groups, the Lonesome River Band play well as a unit, and this stands out on songs like "Sweet Sally Brown" and "Am I a Fool." As alluded to in the liner notes, the band also had the ability to draw from and update tradition, an aptitude underlined by the group's 1992 IMA winner, Carrying the Tradition. Finally, the Lonesome River Band revealed a knack for delivering high-octane performances, evidenced on this collection by cuts such as "Are You Ashamed to Call Me Darlin'." For fans, Best of the Sugar Hill Years will be enjoyable if familiar; for the non-initiate, the album offers a good place to familiarize oneself with an exciting, well-respected bluegrass band.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2007
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891403328
catalogNumber: 4033
Rank: 313493

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lonesome River Band   Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas   Guitar (Resonator),Weissenborn,Guest Appearance
Tim Austin   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ronnie Bowman   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Sammy Shelor   Banjo,Vocals
Rickie Simpkins   Fiddle,Vocals
Dan Tyminski   Mandolin,Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Don Rigsby   Mandolin,Vocals
Kenny Smith & The Loveliters   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jason Carter   Fiddle,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Jerry Douglas   Producer
Ralph Stanley   Composer
Jimmy Wakely   Composer
Tim Austin   Composer
Ronnie Bowman   Producer
Keith Tew   Composer
Dan Tyminski   Producer
William Robert Emerson   Composer
Landon Messer   Composer
Lowell Varney   Composer
Bill Castle   Composer
Bruce Winkworth   Liner Notes

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