The new bluegrass/acoustic CD from Marty Raybon, This That & The Other, is now available.
It was recorded with his band, Full Circle, which features Daniel Grindstaff on banjo and guitar, Chris Davis on fiddle and mandolin, Glen Gibson on resophonic guitar, and Jayd Rains on bass. A few guest instrumentalists augment the band on several tracks, but Full Circle pulls the load for the most part.
This new project had been originally projected as a double-disc set, with a 2008 release date. Material for two CDs was recorded and mixed, but they will be marketed as separate albums, with the second one set to hit later in 2009.
Banjo man Grindstaff says that the CD will appeal to anyone who has enjoyed Raybon’s music over the years, from his early days singing with his family’s bluegrass group, through his time riding high on the country/pop charts as a member of Shenandoah, and back again to the bluegrass fold.
“The album could be described as an overview of Marty’s vocal ability. There are bluegrass songs, Gospel songs, and some ballads – all sounds that have shaped the musical style that he performs.”
Audio for one track, Next Thing Smokin’, a driving bluegrass number, can be heard on MySpace.
Raybon will be recording an episode of Track-By-Track for Sirius-XM’s Bluegrass Junction next week, with an air date sometime in May or June likely.
UPDATE 4/29: Oops… Scott Napier just alerted us to an ommission above:
I am playing mandolin tracks on all but 3 cuts on this project. [Far more than a guest instrumentalist, I would say. ed] It’s work that I am very proud to have been a part of.
There are others that recorded on all, or the most part of this CD, but there are no detailed credits with the CD. They deserve individual credit as well. Maybe they could find a way to fairly list these credits for the fans to see.
Scott is on mandolin for the cut of Next Thing Smokin’ on Marty’s MySpace page.