Last Train From Poor Valley
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Richard Bennett hails from the hills of Kentucky. A strong and versatile guitarist, he performed with his own band, Richard Bennett Band late 70's thru late 80's era. He joined as the lead singer and guitar player for J.D. Crowe and New South 1990 thru 1995 and is included on several of the recordings during this time. 1996 thru 1997 found him with Lou Reid and Carolina. In 1998, Richard branched out with the trio featuring Jimmy Guadreau and Mike Aldridge where he remained for 4 years. One of his most prominent jobs was filling in for Tony Rice in The Tony Rice Unit and The Bluegrass Album Band from the mid to late 90's.
Straight-ahead bluegrassers may recall Richard Bennett s Tony Rice-like work from his years spent with J.D. Crowe and the New South, where he was featured on the stellar Flashback record. Now, having recorded three solo projects with Rebel Records and performed with the likes of Mike Auldridge and Jimmy Gaudreau over the past few years, Richard Bennett is back at it again, armed with a first-rate list of guest musicians including Rickie Simpkins, Harold Nixon, Danny Barnes, Shayne Bartley, Ron Stewart, Joe Sharp, and J.D. Crowe.
Last Train From Poor Valley, Bennett s latest effort for Lonesome Day Records, features songs from a widespread group of sources, pulling from the catalogs of artists such as Merle Haggard, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Hartford (just to name a few). The twelve song collection makes for a great representation of this artist s talents in writing and performing. From straight ahead 1-4-5 drive tunes like the fan favorites Handsome Molly and Wrong Road Again (which feature the immediately recognizable banjo work of J.D. Crowe) to jazz influenced pieces, this album seems to have something for everyone. In fact, his light and airy arrangement of the classic tune Tennessee Waltz is one of the best heard in quite some time. --Bluegrasstoday.com