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Dale Ann Bradley calls Compass home

Thursday, August 10, 2006 – Bluegrasser Dale Ann Bradley has a new label to call home, Compass. Bradley will release her new solo album, "Catch Tomorrow," Oct. 10. Banjoist and Compass Records co-founder Alison Brown will produce the disc. Contributors include Jim Lauderdale, Tim O'Brien, Jeff White, and Steve Gulley (Mountain Heart). Bradley recorded a gospel duet with Larry Sparks on "Pass Me Not," a traditional country duet with Marty Raybon (Shenandoah) on "Holding on to Nothing" and a collaboration with Irish group Lunasa on "When the Mists Come Again."

"When you've got the desire to write and sing, it's who you are," says the eastern Kentucky native.

During her career, Bradley has been with the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and The New Coon Creek Girls. Bradley also has recorded for Pinecastle.

CD reviews for Dale Ann Bradley

The Hard Way CD review - The Hard Way
Editor's note: there are two separate reviews posted of "The Hard Way." You'd need the fingers of both hands to count up the solo albums that Kentucky songbird Dale Ann Bradley has released over the course of the past two decades and counting, and all the fingers of a third hand to tally the IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards those albums and her ongoing touring have brought her. Whether with her own band, or as part of the all-female "supergroup" Sister »»»
Dale Ann Bradley CD review - Dale Ann Bradley
Dale Anne Bradley is sui generis, a rare talent that imprints her own sound whilst adapting to the traditional bluegrass form. Bradley has a rich tone, a breathless Southern phrasing and a gift for telling a story in her songs. "Dale Ann Bradley" features but two songs ("Southern Memories" and "Now and Then (Dreams Do Come True)," co-written with Jon Weisberger) written by Bradley herself, but her choice of material is flawless, matching her voice with the »»»
Somewhere South of Crazy CD review - Somewhere South of Crazy
Critically lauded, praised and recognized by her industry and a fan favorite, Dale Ann Bradley's third Compass album, and eighth overall, continues her measured but steady ascension to the highest levels of bluegrass performance and reverence. Again working with producer Alison Brown, "Somewhere South of Crazy" is Bradley's most obviously contemporary bluegrass recording. Over recent albums, Bradley's music has become increasingly polished while retaining the traditional »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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