Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: Media Love
The arrival of a new Doyle Lawson CD in the mailbox is cause for joy. Even before the plastic wrapper is peeled off, you know what to expect – music as tasteful and original as his custom boots and jackets.
And yet, after 36 recordings, 20 of them Gospel projects, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver still have the capacity to be not just tasteful but surprising. That’s exactly what they are on their latest Mountain Home offering, Open Carefully, Message Inside.
This isn’t just a stellar collection of praise songs. It’s pretty much a guide for how to present Gospel music to the masses.
Doyle Lawson, as we all know, has had a long career in bluegrass music. When he was inducted into the IBMA Hall Of Fame in 2012, he said, “I’ve got a lot of fuel left in my tank with a lot of plans in the works, and I’m as excited about the music as I’ve ever been.” And, he was right, as Lawson continues to record and release many, if not more, albums than musicians half his age.
The latest example is Road Well Traveled, released on Mountain Home Music. Produced by Lawson, this collection features his latest hard-rehearsed band featuring Joe Dean, Corey Hensley, Jason Barie, Mike Rogers, and Josh Swift.
With close to forty albums to his credit already, you might think that people would tire of the news for each new record. But not with Doyle Lawson. At 70 years of age, half of them with Quicksilver, Lawson still generates excitement when-or-wherever the band plays. And a new Quicksilver project is still a big deal.
Even after 50 years on the road, Bluegrass Hall of Honor inductee, Doyle Lawson remains an innovator. He maintains an immediately recognizable sound, while always staying on the cutting edge. Lawson’s latest bluegrass release, Roads Well Traveled, is shows why Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are still at the top of their style and how they helped pave the road to get there… This latest album is a continuation of the effort of producing the finest in bluegrass music. Every Lawson release has become a treasure that endures the passing of time.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s latest album, Roads Well Traveled, was released today. This most recent inductee into the Bluegrass Hall of Honor shows no signs of slowing down. His latest release is filled with the same originality we have come to expect from Doyle over his fifty years in bluegrass music. Building off the fresh sound exhibited on recent albums Drive Time and Sing Me A Song About Jesus, Roads Well Traveled is a treat for fans old and new.