Marty Stuart To Release Bluegrass Album On February 7, 2006
|This appeared on Cybergrass.com - January 25, 2006|
On February 7, 2006, Marty Stuart will be releasing his Live at the Ryman album. The album is a collection of bluegrass songs played at the famous and award winning Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Marty Stuart began his musical career with bluegrass music and grew up with an appreciation for the genre. In 1970, Lester Flatt of Flatt & Scruggs, offered him a job as a rhythm guitarist after being introduced by Roland White who was a part of Lester's Nashville Grass.
Stuart has played with The Sullivan Family Gospel Singers, Vassar Clements, Doc and Merle Watson as well as with Lester Flatt's band. Last year, Stuart received the Lifetime Acheivement Award for Performer from the Americana Music Association.
The live Ryman album will be Stuart's third album since his August 30, 2005 release of Souls' Chapel. Souls' Chapel is an 11-song sacred collection of old classics and newly composed songs coalesces various music strains into a style that Stuart describes as "Mississippi gospel," inspired by the work of the Staple Singers and other Mississippi Delta artists.
The August release was followed up two months later with Stuart's Badlands release that addresses the historic and contemporary lives of Native Americans. Badlands is a collection of ballads surrounding the Native American people of South Dakota.
The Live at the Ryman album features Marty Stuart and his Fabulous superlatives as well as guests including Stuart Duncan and Josh Graves performing music of bluegrass tradition. The album will feature some bluegrass favorites as well as some of his honky-tonk material. "Orange Blossom Special" and "The Great Speckled Bird" are expected to be on the released album.
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