Bluegrass CD Pick of the Week- Darin Aldridge/Brooke Justice
A reader named Billy suggested I begin to compile a list of favorite discs. I thought it was a great idea and it inspired a new category- bluegrass pick of the week. I would love the input of my readers on this one. Tell me about your favorite bluegrass CDs and why you like them. Rate it on a five star system, with five being tops. I look forward to hearing of your personal favorites. They do not have to be nationally known groups, but it is fine if they are too.
Here is my first pick of the week. The Darin Aldridge/Brooke Justice Quintet played at the Art of Sound festival last weekend. I recommend their CD, ‘I’ll Go With You,’ at five stars in the bluegrass gospel category.
Brooke’s voice is clear and pre-protools perfect. She enunciates every word with clarity and sings with emotion. Darin is a great singer too, and his harmonies are blended and phrased with her vocals to perfection . Aldridge is a mando tone monster. The instrumentation is flawless- they are bluegrass virtuosos.
Pinecastle Records struck a lick with this one. I suspect the project will be nominated for Bluegrass gospel recording of the year and female vocalist of the year at the IBMA awards in Nashville in 2009.
Y’all tell me of your favorites, both new and old. I’ll list ’em all here, and feature some every week.