Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver - You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper
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You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper (Rounder, 2005)

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Reviewed by Kevin Oliver

For his first recording on Rounder, Doyle Lawson returns to secular songs for the second time this decade, after focusing more on gospel quartet sounds in the 1990s. The group's trademark harmonies are still in place, though they're brought out in the service of songs like a gorgeous remake of Jim Reeves' Nashville Sound hit, "Four Walls."

Other highlights include the title track and a swinging take on a hit from Porter Wagoner," What Ain't To Be, Just Might Happen," both of which feature some seriously tongue-twisting choruses that showcase the vocal agility of the group's quartet of singers - Jamie Dailey, Barry Scott, Terry Baucom and Lawson himself. There is even an instrumental tune, the Lawson original, "Rosine," a rarity for a group that is so focused on high quality vocal harmonies.

"When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass," ought to supplant Rhonda Vincent's "Is The Grass Any Bluer," as the genre's theme song this year, with the chorus, "When I'm knee deep In bluegrass, then I'll be satisfied."

CDs by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Live In Prague, Czech Republic, 2019 Life is a Story, 2017 Burden Bearer Bluegrass Gospel and A Cappella Favorites, 2016 In Session, 2015 Open Carefully, Message Inside, 2014 Roads Well Traveled, 2013 Sing Me a Song About Jesus, 2012 Drive Time, 2011 Lonely Street, 2009 Help is on the Way, 2008 More Behind the Picture Than the Wall, 2007 He Lives In Me, 2006 You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper, 2005

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