Two more new CDs

Chigger Hill Boys & Terri - Hymns From Chigger HillHere is news of two more CDs which recently came to our attention.

Hymns From Chigger Hill is the latest release from The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri, the fourth Gospel CD from this four-time Dove Award nominated bluegrass act.

The Boys are Mike Richards on mandolin and guitar, Ricky Gore on bass, Mark Dunham on guitar, Bobby Stangenberg on guitar and vocals, and Ethan Blair on banjo. Terri is Terri Argot Gore, who handles lead vocals for the group.

The new CD features 11 traditional hymns like Blessed Assurance, Leaning On The Everlasting Arms, and Are You Washed In The Blood.

Audio samples can be found on the band’s web site.

The Fabulous Bagasse BoyzOn the opposite end of the spectrum is The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz, a trio from Baton Rogue, LA who have a playful, lighthearted approach to themselves and their music.

The title of their new CD, You Can Dress ‘Em Up But You Can’t Take ‘Em Nowhere, bears witness to the attitude they take, as does this comment they posted on CD Baby.

This is definitely one of the top two CD’s they have ever done. A work of art . . . a testament to tedium . . . a monument of mediocrity. We think you should buy as many as you can (Vinnie wants his money).

These Boyz are Willi Sager on bass, Rex Hall on guitar, and Fritz Mayers on banjo. All three sing, and Doug Anderson and Buz Sibley also contribute on the new release.

The CD contains 20 songs and 20 additional tracks presented as if it were a live radio show, complete with between song commentary and brief radio plays. The Boyz mix bluegrass, Cajun and comedy in a release that – as they might suggest – whether you like it or not, there sure is a whole lot of it.

Hear audio samples online.

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