Ronnie McCoury releases kid's album
Thursday, May 17, 2007 – Ronnie McCoury, a member of Del McCoury's Band, will release a bluegrass children's disc in August. McCoury will offer 16 songs, a combination of children's songs and well-known bluegrass classics. While the title is to be determined, the self-produced disc will be Aug. 21 on McCoury Music. McCoury, the son of Del McCoury, previously released a solo disc, "Heartbreak Town," on Rounder about five years ago.
CD reviews for Ronnie McCoury
Little Mo' McCoury
Ronnie McCoury foray into bluegrass music aimed at smart kids and playful adults emphasizes the homegrown approach. Not only do the tracks sound recorded "live" in the studio, they showcase his whole family unit. It's all designed to make the little listener comfortable with songs new, old and timeless ("The Big Rock Candy Mountain").
A different youngster introduces each track, sometimes with a groaner of a joke, and McCoury acts as something of a headliner and host. »»»
Does that last name sound familiar? If you're a bluegrass fan it should. Here with his first solo record is IBMA mandolin champ and son of the legendary Del - Ronnie McCoury. He is backed by a variety of bluegrass musicians including all members of the current Del McCoury Band in various combinations. Along for the ride as well are star pickers such as B+la Fleck, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan and Gene Wooten.
McCoury's mandolin is second to none or is his smooth tenor voice. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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