Lonesome River Band had been established for nearly a decade when the band released its landmark album, Carrying the Tradition, in 1991. The critically acclaimed project ushered in a new era for Bluegrass by acknowledging tradition while introducing new elements that expanded the genre.Now, 25 years later, this award-winning band is again set to build on the familiar while adding bold progressiveness to its legend with this latest release, Bridging the Tradition (Mountain Home Music Company).The new album contains the familiar LRB groove but offers Grass versions of Country songs. The band covers the popular Waylon Jennings hit, “Rose In Paradise,” making the tune all its own. A progressive and spooky rendition of the Old Time ballad, “Boats Up The River,” is rendered with the familiar sound that LRB has perfected over the past quarter century, as is the working class anthem, “Real People.”
Primal Scream are one of the most popular and influential British groups of the past thirty years. Their 1991 album Screamadelica is regularly lauded as among the greatest of all time. They mix the musical past with the present to create a special sound. The tracks on this compilation, selected by lead singer Bobby Gillespie, allow a view into part of his music world. This is the first commercially released compilation put together by Bobby Gillespie. He describes the music as beautiful, fragile and soulful. The CD’s tracklisting includes music by the 13th Floor Elevators, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Gene Clark, Ronnie Wood, Willie Nelson and Jerry Lee Lewis.