Over2011's Bill Monroe Centennial there have been numerous anthologies of various artists doing their versions of his music, restating the enormity of Bill Monroes legacy on the entire field of bluegrass music. Tony Rice's The Bill Monroe Collection may have a somewhat different impact, in part because it is a collection by one artist only, recorded over a period of some 15 years.
The material, consisting of major songs and instrumentals by Monroe, was recorded in a variety of band configurations over these years, allowing guitarist Rice to make his own unmistakable mark on bluegrass music.
Rice has become the Gold Standard of bluegrass guitar. His voice was equally the perfect vehicle, almost spookily so, for his personal interpretations of the great songwriters from Bill Monroe to Jimmy Martin and Gordon Lightfoot. Rice captures something very unique yet achingly pure and equally true, cutting straight to the heart of any of these songs -The Bill Monroe Collection is the singular demonstration.
1. I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home
2. When You Are Lonely
3. Jerusalem Ridge
4. Muleskinner Blues
5. Sittin' Alone In The Moonlight
6. Stoney Lonesome
7. Molly And Tenbrooks
8. River Of Death
9. Gold Rush
10. On And On
11. I Believe In You Darling
13. Little Cabin Home On The Hill
14. You're Drifting Away
The Bill Monroe Collection - Tony Rice
- Artist: Rice, Tony
- Product Code: 011661912823
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