We just got a note from Darren Beachley of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver letting us know that he will start work soon co-producing a second CD from Bill Yates, A Tribute to The Country Gentlemen Vol. 2.
Darren will be producing along with Yates as executive producer on this second set of re-recordings of classic Gentlemen cuts from their hey day. Tracking is scheduled to begin in January.
Bill will contribute vocals, Darren and Mike Phipps will be on guitar and vocals, Dave Propst on mandolin and vocals, Dave Macglashen on bass, and in the sole change from Yates’ previous tribute CD, Rick Alred will be on banjo.
Darren says that they are all pleased to have Rick, another Gentlemen alum, with them in the studio.
“Scott Walker had just recently let Bill know that he wouldn’t be able to continue, so we called Rick and he took the gig. I am excited to have him coming in on this recording He has a great set of ears and is a real pro in the studio plus, having been with Country Gentlemen, he knows what that sound is all about.”
Bill has many loyal fans from his 20 years as a member of The Country Gentlemen, and they will surely greet this next CD with enthusiasm. Audio samples from the first tribute project can be found on MySpace.