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Rhonda Vincent



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  • Music Is What I See (Self-released, 2021)

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The title of Rhonda Vincent's new batch of music is "Good Thing Going." The song is an ode to her husband, Herb, and their longstanding marriage, but given the context of Vincent's stellar bluegrass career, one could use the CD title for that as well. But that doesn't mean that Vincent just paints by the numbers and goes for the tried and true to keep her career moving in the right direction either. Not now at least. One key difference is that the Missouri native did a lot of writing for the disc - writing or co-writing 5 of the 12 songs, which she produced along with brother Darrin.  ...
Rhonda Vincent doesn't hold back when it comes to giving her latest disc a brash title - "All American Bluegrass Girl." Some might question why one of bluegrass music's leading lights opted for a title putting the pressure on her to match expectations, but Vincent isn't afraid because it describes her musical life, singing "I'm as bluegrass as can be." "The song is an autobiography of my life and growing up within a musical family in Missouri," says Vincent via cell phone during a tour stop  ...
Think you're busy? Try planning all the activities encompassed by a daughter who's a senior in high school - college campus visits, class rings, pictures, awards banquets, prom and, of course, graduation, complete with the nonstop flow of family coming in to offer their advice and congratulations. All this, folded haphazardly in and around a seemingly endless schedule of picking, singing and touring in support of a new record. Welcome to Rhonda Vincent's world. Either event - a daughter's graduation or a new record - is enough to send one to the brink of exhaustion.  ...
"One Step Ahead" well may be justified as the title for Rhonda Vincent's latest dose of bluegrass. The Missouri native just did a few days of the huge Merlefest bluegrass extravaganza in North Carolina before doing a gig in Alabama, interviews in Nashville and an appearance with Alison Krauss - the other reigning female diva of bluegrass - at the Grand Ole Opry. And this isn't atypical for the 40-year-old, decades-long veteran of music. Despite her increasing level of success, Vincent says  ...
It's a good time to be the queen of bluegrass music. Even though Rhonda Vincent was not directly involved with the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, she still benefits from the interest in the genre that it has created. With her current Rounder album, "The Storm Still Rages," continuing to top bluegrass charts, Vincent herself being named IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) female vocalist of the year, and she and her band The Rage also named entertainer of the year, Vincent can certainly lay claim to being bluegrass royalty.  ...
Bluegrass music is enjoying a renaissance of sorts these days. This is due in part to the attention paid it by such well-known country artists like Ricky Skaggs, Jim Lauderdale and Dolly Parton, all of whom recently released bluegrass albums. But for Missouri-born singer/mandolinist Rhonda Vincent, the decision to come back to bluegrass was a no-brainer. "It was the natural thing to do," says Vincent, who grew up playing bluegrass and acoustic music as part of her family's band, the Sally Mountain Show.  ...

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