Two new Pinecastle releases

Pinecastle Records has two new CD releases that should be of interest to readers of Bluegrass Today.

Jack Cooke - Sitting On Top Of The WorldJack Cooke has spent the past 37 years working as the bass player with Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys. Before that, he had been a member of both Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and The Stanley Brothers. Jack has also lent his voice to some of the most memorable bluegrass harmony in the history of the music, providing his soulful baritone to the trios and quartets Dr. Ralph has recorded since he returned to the music in 1970 after brother Carter’s passing.

In this, his first solo project, Sittin’ On Top Of The World, Cooke steps up to the front and offers his take in a set of mostly familiar bluegrass numbers, produced by Jim Lauderdale.

You’ll find a complete track listing, with several audio samples, on the Pinecastle web site.

David Parmley - The Best OfAlso new on Pinecastle is The Best Of David Parmley & Continental Divide. The retrospective CD offers 24 tracks on two audio CDs, with tracks taken from all 5 of their previous Pinecastle releases.

Included are such popular Parmley songs as New Tin Roof, There’ll Always Be A Rocking Chair, Wake Up and Wing And A Prayer.

Track listing and some audio samples are up on the Pinecastle site.

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