Jimbo Whaley has been getting attention for his singing and songwriting since his time as co-founder of Pine Mountain Railroad in 1998. Currently Whaley is performing with bluegrass group, Greenbrier.
The band has recently released an all gospel CD entitled The Back of the Book. Greenbrier is composed of Whaley – guitar and vocals; Roger Helton – guitar, banjo, dobro and vocals; and Scott Carris – bass. Other musicians performing on the recording include: Danny Barnes – mandolin; Shad Cobb – fiddle; and Dave Peterson, Ray Ball, and Jim Whaley (Jimbo’s dad) on vocals.
The disc includes 11 gospel tunes. The selections include story songs, driving bluegrass numbers, contemplative ballads, and one a cappella number.
Those who enjoy bluegrass gospel will surely want to give this CD a listen. Audio samples can be found, along with ordering information, on Jimbo Whaley’s website.