Fiddle man Carter goes for "Lowdown Hoedown"
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
– Fiddle player Jason Carter, a member of the Del McCoury Band for three decades and a founding member of the Travelin' McCourys, will release "Lowdown Hoedown" on Nov. 4.
The 13-sng set features Dierks Bentley, Aiofe O'Donovan, Vince Gill, Billy Strings, Sarah Jarosz, Jon Fishman and Marty Stuart.
Carter today released "King of the Hill," a Bruce Hornsby tune that features Sam Bush on mandolin, Jerry Douglas on Dobro, Russ Carson on banjo, Dennis Crouch on bass, and Cody Kilby, Carter's longtime Travelin' McCourys bandmate, on guitar. "The story is about a guy who is unhappy with his job and relates to it like a prison. I think it made a great bluegrass song," said Carter, who was introduced to the song by Kilby. "This was the first song we recorded for the record, and the band knocked it out of the park."
Carter has garnered three Grammy awards, including 2018's "Best Bluegrass Album" with the Travelin' McCourys, and five IBMAs for Fiddle Player of the Year. As a fiddler, Carter has been featured on albums by Steve Earle, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Asleep at the Wheel and Bentley.
The track list is:
King of the Hill
The Six O'clock Train and a Girl with Green Eyes
The Likes of Me
Dust Bowl Dream
Hoedown for My Lowdown Rowdy Ways
Good Things Happen
Queen of the Nashville Night
You Led Me to the Wrong
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Jason Carter, 24, is the 1997 International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year. As a member of the Del McCoury Band, he is one of the reasons that they are the top bluegrass outfit on the scene today. The McCoury unit backs him up here, as does guitar-wizard, David Grier, fiddler Randy Howard and the Lonesome River Band's Don Rigsby on vocals.
Carter covers a lot of ground: traditional fiddle tunes, "Pretty Little Indian," and "Methodist Preacher,"(a Bill Monroe classic); a ...