The next secular release from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, entitled Lonely Street, will be released on May 5.
The album, recorded October and November 2008 at Crossroads Studios, Arden, North Carolina, and produced by Lawson, features 11 bluegrass tracks and a gospel song, Chris Stuart’s When the Last of Our Days Shall Come tagged on at the end. It will be available on the Rounder label (0635).
Monroe’s Mandolin, which was first recorded by The Bressler Brothers, and was previewed at the recent IBMA Award Show, opens the set and that is followed by several songs from the classic country era; Carl Belew’s title song, performed as a trio and given an up-tempo treatment; Porter Wagoner’s Big Wind; Marty Robbins’s Call Me Up and I’ll Come Callin’ On You; and the Buddy Cannon -Tommy Collins collaboration Ain’t A Woman Somebody When She’s Gone.
More recent compositions include Oh Heart, Look What You’ve Done from Carl Jackson and Russ Roberts; the topical The Human Race from Tim Mensy, Jimmy Phillips and Gene Dobbins; and Yesterday’s Songs from Lisa Shaffer, Mark Simos and Jon Weisberger. The instrumental Down Around Bear Cove, written by Josh Swift and Doyle Lawson, provides some more contrast.
The musicians featured are Doyle Lawson (mandolin, vocals), Darren Beachley (guitar, vocals), Carl White (bass, vocals), Joey Cox (banjo), Josh Swift (resophonic guitar, Weisenborn guitar and percussion), and Brandon Godman and David Johnson‚Äì fiddle.
Doyle Lawson has received numerous awards in his illustrious career ‚Äì he was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship, the Endowment’s highest honor granted to traditional and folk artists for career accomplishments. Lawson and his band Quicksilver have also picked up the IBMA award for Best Vocal Group an unprecedented seven years in a row.
His third album for Rounder, Lonely Street, proves beyond a doubt that Doyle’s artistry is top notch, his mastery of the genre is without question and his legacy as one of the genre’s most inspiring musicians and band leaders is assured.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver can be heard showcasing this material at their many personal appearances throughout the United States.