A great new album is out from three top bluegrass artists - J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams. These friends have put together another album following their Old Friends Get Together release from four years ago.
Standing Tall and Tough the newest CD from these three great artists is now available. You can get it on the Doyle Lawson website, Doyle/lawson.com. The album contains 12 tracks of great bluegrass music. The album has an official release date of August 19, 2014.
Doyle commented saying, "It really is hard to believe that it's 35 years later and I'm running full steam as DL&Q. I had no idea how long it would last or if it would even get off the ground at all. I remember telling Jimmy, Lou and Terry that I wanted a group that could do more than one thing in music. If we wanted to do contemporary bluegrass, good. If we wanted to do smack down hard driving traditional bluegrass, YES!! And I wanted to have a quartet similar to what my dad sang in when I was growing up."
He continues with "I believe that was the key to longevity for DL&Q and I still feel that is the way for me to present music. I want to give a huge thank you to Jimmy Haley, Lou Reid and Terry Baucom because they understood where I was coming from and hopped aboard and away we went full speed."
Doyle says, "So many great musicians have passed through and I thank each one one for their contribution and interpretation of what I heard in my head regarding the music. Folks ask me all the time how I've managed to keep the DL&Q sound pretty much intact. The folks that come in to fill the position have to change and adapt for me. My first boss said it best, " If I let everyone who comes to work play whatever, pretty soon I'd be just a guitar picker up there with a bunch of guys and no direction". I am quick to tell anyone who comes here that I wouldn't ask him to sing or play something if I didn't think they could."
Doyles closes with, "Thank you friends, fans, promoters and record companies for allowing me to continue to follow my dream.
Standing Tall and Tough Track List:
With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October 2012 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
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