The Grass Is Blue In The Ozarks!
Some of the finest bluegrass music you'd ever want to hear comes from the Ozark hills of Missouri and Arkansas, although sometimes it's a pretty well-kept secret unless you're lucky enough to live there. The world knows about The Dillards (Salem, Missouri) and Rhonda Vincent (Kirksville, Missouri), and now they're going to find out about Frank Ray & Cedar Hill. Frank has been singing, playing the mandolin and writing great traditional bluegrass songs for years, and I'm thrilled to see him showcase one of the strongest line-ups I've ever seen him with. They're a triple threat band, with stellar vocals, instrumentation and a wealth of original material--the latter coming from lead singer Mel Besher, fiddler Lisa Ray and bassist Irl Hess, along with Frank himself. Don't miss the chance to hear this band live, at your earliest opportunity.
- Nancy Cardwell - IBMA