25 August 2010

Jesse McReynolds & Friends with David Nelson & Stu Allen

Woodstock Records presents Songs Of The Grateful Dead recorded by one of our country's greatest music legends, mandolin innovator and stylist Jesse McReynolds. An American treasure, Jesse is best known for his singing, arranging, songwriting and musical wizardry. Jesse has been a Grand Ole Opry member for more than 45 years and is a multiple Grammy nominee and winner. Jesse McReynolds & his brother Jim (Jim & Jesse) have numerous honors including being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame's "Walkway of Stars", the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, the International Bluegrass Music Association's Hall of Honor, and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
Jesse has now taken one more musical step by recording the repertoire of one of the greatest bands, The Grateful Dead. Thirteen songs recorded in a way that only Jesse's style can bring to each song with a fresh clear vision. Performed with his friends,     David Nelson (New Riders Of The Purple Sage) and Stu Allen, twelve of the finest Grateful Dead songs ever written by Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia and a bonus track, a new original song Day By Day penned by Jesse & Grateful Dead songwriter, Robert Hunter.
"Jesse's singing voice is like a long-lost brother voice between Jerry Garcia and David Nelson. Everyone who knows their work and is fortunate enough to hear this record will know what I mean. What a trio you'd all have made! The singing is steady and strong.  Jerry would approve, I'm certain."    -  Robert Hunter
Woodstock Records has recently released The New Riders Of The Purple Sage CD Where I Come From and Professor Louie & The Crowmatix CD Whispering Pines and is proud to add to their catalogue, Jesse McReynolds & Friends - David Nelson & Stu Allen - Songs Of The Grateful Dead -  A Tribute to Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter

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