Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: Press Releases
(NASHVILLE, TENN) – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver has been honored with a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in the 58th GRAMMY® Awards.
In Session (Mountain Home Music Company) debuted top 10 in Billboard in January 2015 and has had multiple songs on multiple radio charts the entire year.
Produced by National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship winner and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson, In Session is the band’s fortieth album and fifth Grammy® nomination.
“We are extremely excited and honored to have this Grammy® nomination,” says Lawson. “My band worked hard on this album and it truly was a team effort. Special thanks to Mountain Home for their hard work and support, the DJs that play our music, our booking agent Mary McClellan, and the promoters and venues that allow us to present our music. We also want to express our gratitude to all of the incredible writers for their contributions to this album.”
In addition to Lawson, the band includes some of the best musicians and vocalists in the genre: Dustin Pyrtle, Eli Johnston, Josh Swift, Joe Dean, and Stephen Burwell.
The Grammy® will be awarded on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
ABOUT DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER:
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver has released forty albums since 1979. The group has won fourteen International Bluegrass Music Awards including two Song of the Year awards and seven Vocal Group of the Year awards. The band has, in addition, received multiple, Dove, ICM, and SPBGMA Awards and nominations. Lawson is a 2006 recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship (National Endowment for the Arts) and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
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Mountain Home Music Company Sets Release Date for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s latest album, January 20, 2015
Nashville, TN — Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson is well known for high standards in every aspect of his musical career. For exquisite precision in vocals, harmony and musicianship, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s live shows and recorded projects are unmatched.
Some of the most accomplished and respected names in Bluegrass honed their craft under the tutelage of Lawson’s mastery. Now, the ‘School of Bluegrass’ is back In Session, with a masterful collection that promises to educate, once again, just how Bluegrass is done.
Mountain Home Music Company has announced a January 20, 2015 release date for In Session from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
In Session begins with “Roll Big River,” a driving banjo tune that sets the course for the outstanding Bluegrass for which Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have become renowned. Up next is a lesson in history with the old-fashioned courting number, “Wilma Walker” and the sentimental Southern ballad, “Calling All Her Children Home.” In Session also explores a grassy update of the 1950’s hit song, “You, You, You” as well as a rendition of Bill Monroe’s classic instrumental “Evening Prayer Blues.” The album wraps with pleasingly contemporary version of Moe Bandy’s “Americana,” completing the course of “reading, ‘riting, and rhythm.”
Not only is each song spectacular, but In Session is a perfect example of Lawson’s knack for the progression of tunes on an album. It is not just a collection, but a satisfying experience from its energetic opener to mellow ballads and the final, nostalgic closing number. The flow from song to song takes the listener through a path of music-inspired emotion.
Lawson’s current lineup is stronger than ever with lead vocals handled by Dustin Pyrtle, Eli Johnston and Lawson himself. The harmony work on In Session makes it clear why the group has won multiple IBMA Vocal Group of the Year Awards. A noted mandolin master, Lawson always surrounds himself with top-flight players. In Session also boasts the phenomenal Dobro playing and vocals of Josh Swift, the impeccable Joe Dean on banjo and vocals and newcomer Stephen Burwell on fiddle.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have nearly forty albums to their credit, are seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year winners, with enough Grammy®, Dove®, ICM, IBMA, and SPBGMA nominations and awards to fill a chalkboard. Lawson was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
In Session is set for release on January 20, 2015. It’s Bluegrass Cum Laude!
Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson returns to an all-Gospel release with his talented line up of young players and singers. Since forming his own band thirty-five years ago, this will make the thirty-sixth CD Lawson has released. Open Carefully, Message Inside is his twentieth Gospel recording reaffirming his deep love for Gospel music and the messages found in song.
“The idea for the title came to me while driving from Bristol, Tennessee to Asheville, North Carolina for the CD cover photo shoot. I have always believed that the songs must have a message (something to say and not just rhyme) and I really feel that these eleven songs do just that. More than anything, I hope they touch your heart in a way that won’t ever leave you in your walk through life. May the Lord bless you all now and forever.” —Doyle Lawson
Doyle Lawson and band still prove to be some of the most impressive vocalists and instrumentalists in the business with beautifully delivered A Cappella songs like “I Sailed Back” and “He’s in Control” and classic driving Bluegrass style numbers like “Will You Go.” Open Carefully, Message Inside is full of the power, sentimentality, drive, and emotion that has trademarked every DL&Q release over the last three and a half decades.
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“‘Roads Well Traveled’ is a musical journey of stories told in melody about the realities of life. I always look for good stories and melodies and I feel that I hit my mark in the ten songs and one instrumental presented here. Give it a listen…I hope you’ll agree.” – Doyle Lawson
Even after fifty years on the road and a recent International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame induction, Doyle Lawson is ever the innovator. He has maintained an immediately recognizable sound for decades, while always staying on the cutting edge.
His years of experience both in life and as a prolific recording artist are reflected in this emotionally complex and sophisticated “story” album. Mixing significant themes of love lost but not forgotten alongside smooth ballads and driving tempos in this release proves Lawson, once again, to be creating the future of Bluegrass.
Roads Well Traveled takes you down roads that Bluegrass music rarely travels. You might be used to the touch of lonesome, but not quite like this. There is the poignant moment where a widower says goodbye to sixty years. There is a touch of melancholy when you watch a widow waiting for her husband to take her home. And there’s the father struggling to forgive a drunk driver.
Doyle Lawson has been an inspiration to generations of musicians. Roads Well Traveled shows how the current lineup of Quicksilver inspires him. Not only are they players and singers worthy of being part of Quicksilver, but they helped engineer, mix, and master the record, and co-write several of its songs.
With rare photos and videos, Mountain Home Music Company pays tribute to the legendary Bluegrass artist Doyle Lawson in the year of his IBMA Hall of Fame induction.
Thank you, Doyle . . . you are an inspiration to all of us.