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O BROTHER, O SISTER: THE ROYS

For years, Bluegrass and Country music have long held a reputation for family harmony, thanks to Hall of Fame acts like The Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers and The Osborne Brothers. Now, THE ROYS, a brother/sister duo made up of Lee and Elaine Roy, are doing their part to make sure the tradition continues. With their immaculate harmonies and impeccable ... Read more in Amazon's The Roys Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 22, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rural Rhythm
  • ASIN: B004MYP0FA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,647 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Bluegrass music is a unique art form that is as much about feel and instinct as it is technique. Blending proficiency and passion into a musically intoxicating package, THE ROYS make their debut with LONESOME WHISTLE, a spirited set that showcases the siblings stellar vocals, taut musicianship and enviable songwriting skills.

My first real love is bluegrass music, says Lee. When I was nine-years-old, I played in my first band and it was a bluegrass band. Ricky Skaggs has always been my hero, and even back in the early days of the Skaggs and Rice records; that s really where I cut my teeth.

With their reverence for legends such as Bill Monroe as well as contemporary torch bearers like Ricky Skaggs, THE ROYS have crafted a debut set that combines the best of bluegrass music s traditions with the promise of its future. In recording the album, Lee and his sister Elaine, enlisted Skaggs famed band, Kentucky Thunder, and the amazing Randy Kohrs, and even recorded in Skaggs Place Studios.

Faith, music and family are the cornerstones of The Roys life and they all intersect on LONESOME WHISTLE. The album showcases Elaine s beautiful, emotion-laden voice and Lee s effervescent tenor. The project also shines a spotlight on the duo s songwriting abilities.

There are numerous highlights on the album including: Coal Minin Man, the first single, a tribute to the life of the miner and the high energy Give A Ride To The Devil, which offers up the sage wisdom that if you give a ride to the devil, someday he s gonna want to drive. Trailblazer is Elaine s nod to one of her heroes, Dolly Parton.
THE ROYS are excited about making their debut in the bluegrass music community. They have listened to and respected bluegrass music for so long and are so honored to be getting validation from musicians they have long respected. Andy Leftwich, album co-producer, told us, You are bluegrass vocalists. You are made for this format, it is who you are. This record is going to be huge because you guys are just so new and refreshing to the bluegrass community. You are going to be a household name!
Leftwich knows great bluegrass music and with one listen to LONESOME WHISTLE, it s a sure bet others will agree. It won t be long before everyone is singing the same tune.
Here s what other top industry people are saying about THE ROYS:
"I love THE ROYS...really good stuff!"
Les Butler - The Singing News / Front Porch Fellowship Radio Network

Wow...THE ROYS sound incredible. This sounds like a home run
Terry Herd, INTO THE BLUE Bluegrass Radio Network
"Traditional, yet fresh, bluegrass...strong songs...gorgeous harmonies...It doesn't get any better than that." Kyle Cantrell, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluegrass Junction

MUSICIANS:
Lee Roy - Lead & Harmony Vocals; Elaine Roy Lead & Harmony Vocals; Justin Moses - Banjo; Andy Leftwich-Fiddle, Mandolin; Randy Kohrs Dobro; Cody Kilby-Acoustic Guitar; Mark Fain-Bass; Steve Brewster Drums; Special Guests: Ricky Skaggs Lead Vocal, The Whites Harmony Vocals

Customer Reviews

We like bluegrass & country.
Jane Kelly
If this album is any indication, The Roys are poised and ready for the fame that will surely come as they touch and inspire people with their radiant music.
J. Ross
Great selection of songs with a great band playing with them.
C

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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This appears to be the second album for this brother/sister duo - Lee and Elaine Roy - based in Nashville and they've already gotten chart position with the lead off track "Coal Minin' Man", my second favorite track on the album. The honor for the "winner" is Track 2 - "That's What Makes it Love", co-written by Lee (who wrote or co-wrote 8 of the 11 tracks; Elaine is credited on two others.). He wrote this as a tribute to Ricky Skaggs and Skaggs returned the honor by singing backup, and bringing along The Whites as well. This could well be single # 2.

Elaine has a high-pitched voice and Lee's is best described as "reedy" but their harmonies mesh nicely on most of the tracks. The banjo is prominent on most tracks as well with lots of mandolin of course.

My only complaint on the album is becoming a common one these days with CD packaging. While the CD insert is 9x12 inches unfolded, the producers decide to use one side for a large color photo and then tried to squeeze the notes - including the lyrics to ALL the songs - on the other. The lyrics are barely readable in their miniscule font size but then the notes are printed even smaller! I couldn't find a magnifying glass so I gave up on these.

This is an entertaining album from group that is trying to break out of the standard bluegrass band mold. A few of these tracks (including those previously mentioned as well "Everything I Ever Wanted" should give them some more exposure.

Steve Ramm
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 16, 2011
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Lee and Elaine's voices are so wonderful together the musicians are the best. I listen to there music every day. Coal Minin' Man is sure to hit no.on on the Bluegrass and Country charts!! A well produced and engineered CD worth buying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Hageman on June 9, 2013
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This cd is great!!!!!!!! It's a good blend of harmony and bluegrass--my new favorite cd!! If y ou like bluegrass you'll love these two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane Kelly on April 5, 2013
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We heard this group on tv & liked them. We like bluegrass & country. They sound a lot like Allison Krauss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Miller on February 16, 2013
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This was purchased as a gift for my husband. He was thrilled and LOVES it! He listens to it regularly as he relaxes in his chair.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By raemar on November 13, 2012
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I heard the song TrailBlazer on the radio and had to buy the cd. Well I really loved all the songs on the cd and my very bestest favorite is The High Road. Never heard of the Roys before, but have become a fan. Thanks so much!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Merle E. Gifford on May 2, 2012
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I bought this CD because this is "it" for me! Its country with bluegrass mixed in to it. Boy and girl...I love that! Harmonies. They are brother and sister. Unbelievable! Great CD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C on August 28, 2011
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This is a great CD by a brother & sister duo ! Great selection of songs with a great band playing with them. It touches on Bluegrass but if you listen to the words, lot of good music comes out ~
I would buy it again !
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