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Benson, Blue Highway return with new music

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – Ray Benson s best known as the man behind Asleep at the Wheel, but Benson stepped out on his own for "A Little Piece," his first disc in almost 10 years. ("Beyond Time"). Benson crosses several genres including country.

Veteran bluegrass band Blue Highway returns with "The Game." The band produced the 12 songs. Blue Highway is Tim Stafford on guitar, Wayne Taylor on bass, Shawn Lane on mandolin, Rob Ickes on Dobro and Jason Burleson on banjo. Stafford, Taylor and Lane all sing.

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Original Traditional CD review - Original Traditional
For more than 20 years now, Blue Highway has combined a love for pure bluegrass sounds with adventurous songwriting from a core trio who are both writers and singers. Add the stellar musicianship they're known for, and it's no wonder they are one of the most original groups in their genre. The title sums up its combination of traditional sounds with original compositions from Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor and Shawn Lane. The latter's "Don't Weep For Me" is a worthy »»»
The Game CD review - The Game
As if to underline and emphasize why they've been among the most solid and dependable bands in the bluegrass world for the past 20 years, "The Game" highlights all the factors that have made Blue Highway favorites at festivals and concert halls across the land, and not just those catering to the bluegrass faithful. When you've got the combination of vocal excellence, instrumental wizardry, songwriting /composing skills and straight-up joy for performing that these guys (Tim »»»
Sounds of Home CD review - Sounds of Home
There's no better title that Blue Highway could've chosen for their first collection of original material in more than 10 years than "Sounds of Home." This recording finds the band notching year 17 on their belts and sounding as fresh, polished and powerful as ever, offering up 12 tracks of compelling listening. With each member standing among the best on their instruments of choice, the playing is bound to be flawless (Tim Stafford, guitar, vocals; Wayne Taylor - bass, vocals, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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