Blue Highway releases new CD
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
– It is a slow week for music releases with only bluegrass band Blue Highway, taking advantage of the lull by releasing their eighth album "Through the Window of a Train."
The band, which produced themselves, consists of Jason Burelson, Rob Ickes, Shawn Lane, tim Stafford and Wayne Taylor. Group wrote all 12 songs.
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For more than 20 years now, Blue Highway has combined a love for pure bluegrass sounds with adventurous songwriting from a core trio who are both writers and singers. Add the stellar musicianship they're known for, and it's no wonder they are one of the most original groups in their genre.
The title sums up its combination of traditional sounds with original compositions from Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor and Shawn Lane. The latter's "Don't Weep For Me" is a worthy »»»
As if to underline and emphasize why they've been among the most solid and dependable bands in the bluegrass world for the past 20 years, "The Game" highlights all the factors that have made Blue Highway favorites at festivals and concert halls across the land, and not just those catering to the bluegrass faithful.
When you've got the combination of vocal excellence, instrumental wizardry, songwriting /composing skills and straight-up joy for performing that these guys (Tim »»»
Sounds of Home
There's no better title that Blue Highway could've chosen for their first collection of original material in more than 10 years than "Sounds of Home." This recording finds the band notching year 17 on their belts and sounding as fresh, polished and powerful as ever, offering up 12 tracks of compelling listening. With each member standing among the best on their instruments of choice, the playing is bound to be flawless (Tim Stafford, guitar, vocals; Wayne Taylor - bass, vocals, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
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Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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