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Bluegrass Master Doyle Lawson’s Class is In Session

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 21, 2014 – 6:43 am -

Doyle Lawson

Doyle Lawson

Mountain Home Music Company Sets Release Date for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s
Latest Album, January 20,2015

NASHVILLE, TN – Mountain Home Music Company has announced a January 20, 2015 release date for In Session from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson is well known for high standards in every aspect of his musical career. For exquisite precision in vocals, harmony and musicianship, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s live shows and recorded projects are unmatched.

Some of the most accomplished and respected names in Bluegrass honed their craft under the tutelage of Lawson’s mastery. Now, the ‘School of Bluegrass’ is back In Session, with a masterful collection that promises to educate, once again, just how Bluegrass is done.

In Session begins with “Roll Big River,” a driving banjo tune that sets the course for the outstanding Bluegrass for which Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have become renowned. Up next is a lesson in history with the old-fashioned courting number, “Wilma Walker” and the sentimental Southern ballad, “Calling All Her Children Home.”  In Session also explores a grassy update of the 1950’s hit song, “You, You, You” as well as a rendition of Bill Monroe’s classic instrumental “Evening Prayer Blues.” The album wraps with pleasingly contemporary version of Moe Bandy’s “Americana,” completing the course of “reading, ‘riting, and rhythm.”

Not only is each song spectacular, but In Session is a perfect example of Lawson’s knack for the progression of tunes on an album. It is not just a collection, but a satisfying experience from its energetic opener to mellow ballads and the final, nostalgic closing number. The flow from song to song takes the listener through a path of music-inspired emotion.

Lawson’s current lineup is stronger than ever with lead vocals handled by Dustin Pyrtle, Eli Johnston and Lawson himself. The harmony work on In Session makes it clear why the group has won multiple IBMA Vocal Group of the Year Awards. A noted mandolin master, Lawson always surrounds himself with top-flight players. In Session also boasts the phenomenal Dobro playing and vocals of Josh Swift, the impeccable Joe Dean on banjo and vocals and newcomer Stephen Burwell on fiddle.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have nearly forty albums to their credit, are seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year winners, with enough Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA, and SPBGMA nominations and awards to fill a chalkboard. Lawson was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Canaan’s Crossing nominated for two SPBGMA awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 23, 2013 – 10:10 am -

CCSong Garden Music Group recording artist Canaan’s Crossing has obtained two SPBGMA nominations in their prestigious award ceremony slated for the Music City Sheraton in Nashville, TN on Sunday February 2, 2014. The Alabama based Bluegrass Gospel band is a nominee in the Gospel Group of the Year (Traditional) category plus the band’s fiddle player, Tina Miller is a nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional). Miller stated, “I was in Walmart when Tim Maze called. He asked, “Are you sitting down?”. I asked if I should be. When he told me, I made a complete fool out of myself. This is a HUGE thing for us. In the bluegrass world, there are two things, IBMA and SPBGMA. If you make it to those “shows”, that is something to be proud of. The other artists nominated are very talented and to hear our name called out with theirs, is almost more than I can imagine.” A full list of nominees can be viewed at .

SPBGMA (pronounced Spig’-ma) is an acronym for the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America. This will be the 40th Anniversary of their Festival and Awards held each year in Nashville.

For more information about Canaan’s Crossing, visit

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