Music Reviews
Top 10 Albums of 2019: Down Yonder

Down Yonder

DJ Keith Dudding
Saturdays | 11:00am-1:00pm

 

Billy Strings – Home (Rounder Records)

Blue Highway – Somewhere Far Way: Silver Anniversary (Rounder Records)

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen – If You Can’t Stand The Heat (Compass Records)

Louisa Branscomb – Gonna Love Anyway (Compass Records)

Michael Cleveland – Tall Fiddler (Compass Records)

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – Closing The Gap (Tree Frog Music)

Mile Twelve – City on a Hill (Delores the Taurus Records)

Old Salt Union – Where The Dogs Don’t Bite (Compass Records)

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys – Toil, Tears & Trouble (Rounder)

Tim O’Brien – Tim O’Brien Band (Howdy Skies Music)

 

From DJ Keith Dudding:

Competition for this year’s Top 10 list was fierce. For fans of traditional 'grass, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys’ Toil, Tears & Trouble brought nothing but smiles and delight, and Blue Highway’s Somewhere Far Away is the latest piece of excellence in the 25-year career of one of bluegrass’s best and most consistent bands. For the progressive minded, Billy String’s Home proves why Billy-mania is not just hype, while Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Mile Twelve continue to deliver. Molsky’s Mountain Drifters’ Closing The Gap is about as good as old-time music gets. Of special note is Gonna Love Anyway, on which an all-star cast unites to sing songs by Louisa Branscomb, a heart-felt tribute to and entirely fitting celebration of a gifted songwriter’s talents.

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