Follow Me Back to the Fold

Follow Me Back to the Fold

by Mark Newton


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Follow Me Back to the Fold

Bluegrass guitarist Mark Newton undertook quite a project when he assembled his 2000 album Follow Me Back to the Fold by calling together some of the most talented women in bluegrass and showcasing many of their compositions on a single CD. Festival stalwarts Rhonda Vincent, Lynn Morris, and the Whites anchor some of the lesser-known newcomers like Valerie Smith and Sally Jones, making for an interesting blend of familiar and new voices. Newton assembled a top-notch band, including Tony Rice, Alan Bibey, Ronnie Stewart, Fred Travers, and (naturally) two female instrumentalists, Missy Raines on bass and Kristin Scott playing banjo. These seasoned studio and touring musicians lay down a clean backdrop for the guest vocalists to work over top of, each adding subtle nuances and their own personal style to their respective tracks. The gentle "A Child Again" is a quiet duet featuring warm and intimate vocals from Cathy Chiavola, while Lynn Morris' "Never Looking Back" rips and rolls along on a more boisterous path. The album ends with an ensemble piece paying tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter, and features all of the performers on the project taking turns inviting their sisters in bluegrass to follow them in embracing the long-neglected involvement of women in bluegrass music.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/11/2000
Label: Rebel Records
UPC: 0032511176424
catalogNumber: 111764

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Newton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Laurie Lewis   Vocals
Tony Rice   Guitar
Rhonda Vincent   Mandolin,Vocals
Whites   Track Performer
Lynn Morris   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Claw Hammer Banjo
Fred Travers   Dobro
Claire Lynch   Vocals
Dale Ann Bradley   Vocals
Kathy Chiavola   Vocals
Dudley Connell   Vocals
Valerie Smith   Vocals
Cheryl White   Vocals
Sharon White   Vocals
Missy Raines   Bass
Gloria Belle   Vocals
Alan Bibey   Mandolin
Kim Fox   Vocals
Barb Fox   Vocals
Sally Jones   Vocals
Ronnie Stewart   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Dallas Frazier   Composer
Ronnie Light   Engineer
Greg Luck   Engineer
Mark Newton   Liner Notes
Jim Robeson   Engineer
Brent Truitt   Engineer
Gretchen Peters   Composer
Louisa Branscomb   Liner Notes

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