Lou Reid plans CD for July
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
– Lou Reid and Carolina will be out with a new disc in July and first for Rural rhythm. "My Own Set of Rules" is tentatively scheduled for a July 28 release.
Reid previously recorded for Rebel Records. He also produced the disc. Carolina consists of Christy Reid (guitar), Shannon Slaughter (guitar), Trevor Watson (banjo) with special guest Ron Stewart on fiddle. The first single is Amanda Lynn.
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Lou Reid knows bluegrass. His professional career began with Doyle Lawson, then he played with Ricky Skaggs and later the Seldom Scene, went to the country side with Vince Gill and Vern Gosdin (both with bluegrass in their resumes). He started Carolina with friend Terry Baucom (who later went out on his own) and, with the passing of John Duffey, he went back to the Scene while keeping Carolina alive and well.
There's always a risk in recording a live disc (if you stay true to the live ...
Lou Reid has been a mainstay in the bluegrass/country arena for many years playing with such greats as Ricky Skaggs and the Seldom Scene. On his latest with his own band, Carolina, the personnel changed, but the quality has not. Powerful lead singing combined with tight vocals has always been, and remains, a signature of Lou Reid & Carolina. Gina Britt does a fine job on the banjo, although the band misses the dynamic of drive of past banjo player Terry Baucom. Britt's vocals have a beautiful ...