• Bridging The Tradition -  Lonesome River Band

Lonesome River Band had been established for nearly a decade when the band released its landmark album, Carrying the Tradition, in 1991. The critically acclaimed project ushered in a new era for Bluegrass by acknowledging tradition while introducing new elements that expanded the genre.

Now, 25 years later, this award-winning band is again set to build on the familiar while adding bold progressiveness to its legend with this latest release, Bridging the Tradition.

The new album contains the familiar LRB groove but offers Grass versions of Country songs. The band covers the popular Waylon Jennings hit, Rose In Paradise, making the tune all its own. A progressive and spooky rendition of the Old Time ballad, Boats Up The River, is rendered with the familiar sound that LRB has perfected over the past quarter century, as is the working class anthem, Real People.

Driving, in-the-pocket power Bluegrass is here as well. The Carter Stanley classic, Rock Bottom, lives alongside the commanding Swinging Bridge. Both are examples of the finest Traditional Bluegrass being recorded today.

Bridging the Tradition is both familiar and progressive, with each track receiving just the right treatment. Some arrangements include the addition of masterful session drummer, Tony Creasman, who adds percussion in the most tasteful way to complement the rhythmic pulse that is a hallmark of the LRB sound.

  1. Anything To Make Her Mine
  2. Rocking Of The Cradle
  3. Boats Up The River
  4. Rock Bottom
  5. Rose In Paradise
  6. Showing My Age
  7. Old Swinging Bridge
  8. Mirrors Never Lie
  9. Thunder And Lightning
  10. Waiting On My Heart To Break
  11. Runnin' From The Blues
  12. Real People

Bridging The Tradition - Lonesome River Band

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