Rhonda Vincent - The Storm Still Rages
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The Storm Still Rages (Rounder, 2001)

Rhonda Vincent

Reviewed by George Hauenstein

Rhonda Vincent's follow up to her "Back Home Again" release is a sure winner. Vincent's return to recording bluegrass in 1999 after several years of recording country albums was so popular that it helped win her the International Bluegrass Music association's female vocalist award.

There's plenty of 'hard driving' bluegrass tunes, each showcasing her powerful vocal style, including Bobby Osborne's "Bluegrass Express," "Cry Of The Whippoorwill," one of three she co-wrote, and a great rendition of "The Martha White Theme." Vincent shows she's not averse to looking to Nashville for some of her best material. There are some wonderful treatments of country songs, including "Just Someone I Used To Know," "Driving Nails In My Coffin" and Hank Williams' "My Sweet Love Ain't Around." Her version of Trace Adkin's hit, "Don't Lie," features some wonderful harmonies with brother, Darrin, and is one of the best cuts.

There are two great gospel cuts, "When The Angels Sing" and "You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor." A real gem here is, "Is the Grass Any Bluer," a loving tribute to the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe. This is an excellent album in every respect from one of the premier artists in bluegrass today.

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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