VW Boys to release Retroactive

The VW Boys will see the release of their first recording, Retroactive, on the Mountain Roads Recordings label on March 22.

Tim White (banjo), Dave Vaught (guitar) and Albert Blackburn (bass), will at the Pickin’ Porch in Bristol,TN on Thursday, March 24 for a CD release event. The trio combines wonderful harmonies and solid musicianship with elements of magic, from Vaught, and a large helping of jokes that all come together to create in a fun and hilarious variety show.

Retroactive features songs, such as All I Have to Do is Dream (originally recorded by The Everly Brothers), Fire on the Mountain (The Marshall Tucker Band) and Amie (Pure Prairie League), all played bluegrass style, along with other material from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Other songs to look out for include Rag Mop, Brown Mountain Light, Battle of New Orleans and Death Came Creeping In My Room.

The album, which also features the talents of Lou Reid on mandolin and fiddle, plus Phil Leadbetter and LeRoy McNees (LeRoy Mack) on resophonic guitar, was released electronically through AirPlay Direct to radio personalities around the world in late February, and will be available through the VW Boys and Mountain Roads Recordings websites on 3/24.

Tim White is the host of the popular Public Television Series, Song of the Mountains, and the designer and painter of the famous Birthplace of Country Music mural on State Street in Bristol, TN.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.