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The Vern Williams Band - Traditional Bluegrass

CAT. #: 514

Price: $15.00

CD 514

Vern Williams - vocals, mandolin; Del Williams - vocals, guitar; Keith Little - vocals, banjo; Ed Neff - fiddle; Kevin Thompson - bass
This is classic, hard core bluegrass featuring hair-raising, paint-peeling, barn-burning vocals by one of the greatest tenor singers in the history of Bluegrass Music. This is the real stuff, not for the faint of heart. Bluegrass music the way it was meant to be played!
Vern Williams is one of the legends of Bluegrass music. From his first recordings with his partner Ray Park for Starday Records in the 1960's through these recordings with his own band in the 1980's there is no one who embodies the essence of Bluegrass Music as much as Vern Williams. This is the album everyone has been waiting for. Live Recordings!

1.Roll On Buddy
2.Close By
3.Montana Cowboy
4.I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home
5.Happy I'll Be
6.Live And Let Live
7.Bald Knob, Arkansas
8.When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall
9.I Hear A Choo Choo Coming
10.Can't You Hear Me Calling
11.Traveling The Highway Home
12.Love Me Darling Just Tonight
13.In Despair
14.I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky
15.Darling Nellie Across The Sea
16.Pig In A Pen


“There aren’t enough good things that can be said about Mr. Vern Williams and his impact within the historical context of California bluegrass; Vern IS California bluegrass history when it comes down to it…The sheer strut and power of the music produced by Vern and this 70s-80s era band is captured well on this collection…Then and now, bluegrassers everywhere (especially California ‘grassers) have been inspired to aim for Vern’s higher-than-high tenor, that unmistakable traditional style, and his near-perfect phrasing.”

-Rob Shotwell, California Bluegrass Association