Saturday, November 30, 2013
Another great slow ballad is "Bluegrass Melodies" with the emphasis on the singing. Kristin holds back on the banjo on a few songs. By that I mean she plays with constraint, not that she isn't playing. Jamie can nail a slow ballad like the country sounding "When Your Rock Turns To Stone", also, beautiful pedal steel on this track , no credits for Steel on CD. On the other hand, El has the Twangy, gritty type of vocal which is great for the upbeat bluegrass sound, or old time country song.
Back to bluegrass, "Roll On Big Mama" is an upbeat ,driving song ,with some hot banjo picking by Kristen. "Headin' South" is a great up tempo song sang by El, with Danny playing great mandolin and Kristin playing a nice short banjo lead on the song. Their vocals have never sounded better, than here. There are are drums used on some of the songs, and piano too. BTW, Jeremy Abshire plays some of the best fiddle that He ever has thru out the album. It will be a shame to see him go after his six years with the group, He plays with a certain style that has a lot of nice long bow strokes or he can flat out go crazy and play something like "The Devil went Down to Georgia." They did a CD called "Grascals and Friends" and they had Charlie Daniels playing on the compilation, and I swore it was Charlie playing the fiddle, I was wrong, it was Jeremy.
Well, this is their second CD done for Mountain Home Records, and I can't say enough about how good the recording sounds. It shows that you do not have to go to Nashville to get a good recording. Well, Let me leave some to your imagination
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
Nashville, TN (November 4, 2013) - Award-winning Bluegrass siblings THE ROYS marked another milestone in their career with their Grand Ole Opry debut last Friday night on the stage of Nashville's world-famous Ryman Auditorium. Introduced by Grammy-winning Opry legend Jeannie Seely and backed by the renowned Opry band, THE ROYS brought down the house with "You Can Count on My Love" and their version of Merle Haggard's "Ramblin' Fever," both tracks from their latest album GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN.
"There are no words to describe what we're feeling right now, so we thank y'all for sharing in our dream come true," vocalist/guitarist Elaine Roy told the Ryman audience. "I just want to say that dreams do come true, so never give up. God always opens the doors. You will never know how incredibly awesome this is."