Top 10 Albums of 2018: Bluegrass Breakdown
- Written by KDHX
Hosts Walter and Willa Volz of Bluegrass Breakdown consider the music they play straight, unadulterated bluegrass – “no AstroTurf.” While they dedicate a portion of every show to artists from Missouri and Illinois, this Top 10 list features the best bluegrass musicians from across the country.
Most of the performers are well into their careers. After all, it takes time to master instruments and to understand traditions. However, young bands like High Fidelity prove that new masters of the genre are always waiting in the wings.
Backline / ‘A Thousand Wishes’ / Poor Mountain
David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / ‘Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole’ / Rounder
Troy Engle / ‘Sountern Skies’ / Rocky Glen Music
Five Mile Mountain Road / ‘Five Mile Mountain Road’ / Patuxent
Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge / ‘Songs from the Blue Ridge’ / Rebel
High Fidelity / ‘The Hills and Home’ / Rebel Records
Ida Clare Band / ‘Ida Clare’ / Self-released
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / ‘True Grass Again’ / Pinecastle
Milan Miller / ‘Timepiece’ / Melton & Miller Music / EP
Special Consensus / ‘Rivers & Roads’ / Compass
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