Lou Reid signs with Rural Rhythm
Thursday, May 7, 2009 – Lou Reid and Carolina switched labels and will put out their next bluegrass CD on Rural Rhythm Records. The 13-song CD, with a likely title of "My Own Set of Rules," is slated to be released July 28. Reid, who plays mandolin and sings, previously had been on Rebel. Carolina consists of Christy Reid is on acoustic bass, guitar and vocals; Trevor Watson is on banjo and vocals and Shannon Slaughter is on guitar and vocals. Ron Stewart guests on fiddle.
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Lou Reid knows bluegrass. His professional career began with Doyle Lawson, then he played with Ricky Skaggs and later the Seldom Scene, went to the country side with Vince Gill and Vern Gosdin (both with bluegrass in their resumes). He started Carolina with friend Terry Baucom (who later went out on his own) and, with the passing of John Duffey, he went back to the Scene while keeping Carolina alive and well.
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Lou Reid has been a mainstay in the bluegrass/country arena for many years playing with such greats as Ricky Skaggs and the Seldom Scene. On his latest with his own band, Carolina, the personnel changed, but the quality has not. Powerful lead singing combined with tight vocals has always been, and remains, a signature of Lou Reid & Carolina. Gina Britt does a fine job on the banjo, although the band misses the dynamic of drive of past banjo player Terry Baucom. Britt's vocals have a beautiful »»»
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