Rhonda Vincent - My Blue Tears
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My Blue Tears (Rebel, 2002)

Rhonda Vincent

Reviewed by Kevin Oliver

With her newfound stature as one of the brightest stars in bluegrass, this is a perfectly timed retrospective for Rhonda Vincent. While even most casual fans know of her upbringing in the family act The Sally Mountain Show and her short-lived stab at mainstream country, the years between those two are less familiar. This collection covers four albums recorded from 1988 to 1991, all on Rebel.

Though she wasn't yet a star, Vincent still rated a top-notch band, including Roy Huskey, David Grier, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, David Parmley and more. The songs reflect both her future country music albums as well as her bluegrass past, with selections from Dolly Parton ("My Blue Tears"), Eddy Raven (the buoyant "Good Morning Country Rain"), Harlan Howard ("Deepening Snow") and a pair of Pat Alger/Fred Koller tunes ("Goin' Gone," and "Lone Star State Of Mind").

For both old and new fans, this collection is ample evidence that Vincent's music has been in a bluer place for a long time, regardless of the source.

CDs by Rhonda Vincent

All the Rage Volume One, 2016 Christmas Time, 2015 Only Me, 2014 Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live, 2012 Taken, 2010 Destination of Life, 2009 Good Thing Going, 2008 Beautiful Star: A Christmas Collection, 2006 All American Bluegrass Girl, 2006

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