Bobby Osborne’s second CD release with his new band, Rocky Top X-Press, is due from Rounder Records on July 10. Bluegrass Melodies will showcase the soulful voice and mandolin prowess of this 75 year old music legend.
The new CD was produced by Osborne and Glen Duncan, and includes three new original songs that Bobby wrote himself, along with some popular favorites like Lonesome River and Thank God I’m A Country Boy.
A certain highlight will be Bobby’s duet with Rhonda Vincent on Vince Gill’s Go Rest High On That Mountain, a haunting ode Gill wrote to his brother shortly after his untimely death.
Members of Rocky Top X-Press are Dana Cupp on banjo, David Crow on fiddle, Matt DeSpain on resonator guitar, Darryl Mosley on bass, Bobby Osborne, Jr. on guitar, and Bobby Sr. on mandolin. Bobby formed this group when his brother and long-time musical partner, Sonny, chose to retire, effectively disbanding The Osborne Brothers.
There are no audio samples up yet online for Bluegrass Melodies (that we can find), so we’ll post again when they turn up.