CMT Edge Bluegrass Picks for 2013

CMT EdgeAnother publication to have named its favorite bluegrass albums of the year is CMT Edge.

Writer Craig Shelburne selects 10 albums, some of which other people have chosen and, no doubt, will appear on more lists, while a few are very much on the edge of mainstream bluegrass music. 

  • Alan Jackson, The Bluegrass Album
  • James King, Three Chords and the Truth
  • Del McCoury Band, The Streets of Baltimore 
  • Noam Pikelny, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe 
  • Peter Rowan, The Old School 
  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, On the Edge 
  • Steep Canyon Rangers, Tell the Ones I Love 
  • Donna Ulisse, Showin’ My Roots 
  • Doc Watson, The Definitive Doc Watson 
  • Westbound Rangers, Gone for Way Too Long 

In some of his reviews Shelburne includes a link to an earlier review and a video. In some other instances he provides a link to an interview with the band that was published on CMT Edge.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.