Bluegrass veteran Mark Kuykendall took a 15 year break from the music industry before recording his fine Rebel Records debut, Down Memory Lane. The talented musician, who had spent years playing in the bands of legendary artists such as the Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe and the King of Bluegrass Jimmy Martin, concentrated on his antique car business so he could stay off the road and raise his daughter.
The official title of the group is Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks and Asheville Bluegrass. The inclusion of Hicks on this recording was an easy decision. Hicks, now in his 80s and playing as strong as ever, is a legendary bluegrass fiddler who, like Kuykendall, is a former Blue Grass Boy. Hicks started playing with Bill Monroe in 1954 and was a key contributor to some of Monroe's most classic recordings, including Cheyenne, Wheel Hoss and Used to Be.
Down Memory Lane features Kuykendall on guitar and lead vocals, Hicks on fiddle and bass vocals, Nick Chandler on mandolin and baritone vocals, Nick Dauphinais on bass and tenor vocals and Seth Rhinehart on banjo. Doyle Lawson makes a guest appearance on the album, adding mandolin on two of the cuts.
- Sweetheart of the Mountains
- I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye
- You Go to Your Church
- End of Memory Lane
- Never Again
- On the Evening Train
- Old Mountain Home
- Girl of My Dreams
- Coming Home Never to Part
- Jesus Rescued My Soul
- Will You Wait for Me
- Love and Wealth
- A Beautiful Life
Down Memory Lane - Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks
- Artist: Kuykendall, Mark & Bobby Hicks
- Product Code: 032511185525
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