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Dale Ann Bradley calls Compass home

Thursday, August 10, 2006 – Bluegrasser Dale Ann Bradley has a new label to call home, Compass. Bradley will release her new solo album, "Catch Tomorrow," Oct. 10. Banjoist and Compass Records co-founder Alison Brown will produce the disc. Contributors include Jim Lauderdale, Tim O'Brien, Jeff White, and Steve Gulley (Mountain Heart). Bradley recorded a gospel duet with Larry Sparks on "Pass Me Not," a traditional country duet with Marty Raybon (Shenandoah) on "Holding on to Nothing" and a collaboration with Irish group Lunasa on "When the Mists Come Again."

"When you've got the desire to write and sing, it's who you are," says the eastern Kentucky native.

During her career, Bradley has been with the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and The New Coon Creek Girls. Bradley also has recorded for Pinecastle.

CD reviews for Dale Ann Bradley

Dale Ann Bradley CD review - Dale Ann Bradley
Dale Anne Bradley is sui generis, a rare talent that imprints her own sound whilst adapting to the traditional bluegrass form. Bradley has a rich tone, a breathless Southern phrasing and a gift for telling a story in her songs. "Dale Ann Bradley" features but two songs ("Southern Memories" and "Now and Then (Dreams Do Come True)," co-written with Jon Weisberger) written by Bradley herself, but her choice of material is flawless, matching her voice with the »»»
Somewhere South of Crazy CD review - Somewhere South of Crazy
Critically lauded, praised and recognized by her industry and a fan favorite, Dale Ann Bradley's third Compass album, and eighth overall, continues her measured but steady ascension to the highest levels of bluegrass performance and reverence. Again working with producer Alison Brown, "Somewhere South of Crazy" is Bradley's most obviously contemporary bluegrass recording. Over recent albums, Bradley's music has become increasingly polished while retaining the traditional »»»
Don't Turn Your Back CD review - Don't Turn Your Back
Dale Ann Bradley, two-time and current International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, displays remarkable vocal range here. A former Coon Creek Girl and daughter of a Baptist preacher from the hills of Kentucky, Bradley grew up in a self-described "backwoods holler" on a rural road where electricity and running water weren't available until she was in high school. Her "close to the ground" background is evident in convincing heartfelt vocals. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Live, Shelley proves she's the real deal – After the concert, Joan Shelley was greeted by a fan at the near sold-out club who had never seen her before. The first timer told the Louisville, Ky.-based folk-oriented singer that she wanted to see for herself if Shelley's vocals were the real deal live. The fan walked away mighty impressed -based on her comments - and it was easy to see why.... »»»
Concert Review: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
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