New digital reissues from Rounder

Rounder RecordsRounder Records is celebrating March, and the imminent arrival of festival season, with 21 reissues of classic titles in their catalog, representing some of the finest bluegrass albums from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

These are all projects that have never before been available for download purchase, from stellar artists like Byron Berline, Tony Trischka, The Cox Family, Johnson Mountain Boys, Ralph Stanley, John Hartford, James King, Rob Ickes, and more.

All are offered for download sale now from iTunes, Amazon, and other popular digital resellers.

Titles include:

  • Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard – Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard
  • Dan Crary – Lady’s Fancy
  • Byron Berline – Dad’s Favorites
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band (compilation)
  • Tony Trischka & Bela Fleck – Solo Banjo Works
  • The Lynn Morris Band – The Bramble & The Rose
  • The Del McCoury Band – Blue Side of Town
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys – Blue Diamond
  • The Cox Family – Everybody’s Reaching Out for Someone
  • Connie & Babe and the Backwoods Boys –Down the Road to Home
  • Ronnie & Rob McCoury – Ronnie & Rob McCoury
  • The Doc Watson Family Tradition
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press – Bluegrass Melodies
  • Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys – Can’t You Hear the Mountains Calling
  • John Hartford – Good’le Days: Essential Recordings
  • The Louvin Brothers – Songs That Tell A Story
  • The Stanley Brothers – Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s (1947-1952)
  • James King – Bed by the Window
  • Rob Ickes – Slide City
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad – Memories That Bless and Burn
  • The Bluegrass Album Band – Lonesome Moonlight: Songs of Bill Monroe

Some of these reissues are compilations, which make for an easy way to grab a representative sampling of an artist’s work, while the others are essential parts of any serious bluegrass record library. It’s hard to imagine leaving any of them off your list.

Rounder has another series of these digital reissues set for the month of August, with additional titles from The Rice Brothers, Kenny Baker and Blaine Sprouse, Wyatt Rice, Michael Cleveland, The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover, and several others.

Clean out that phone memory, it’s time for some new music!

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