The picture on the front of this disc is of an attractive woman in a cotton dress, strolling down a country lane (in heels!), carrying a banjo. So, I’ll admit to being a little skeptical before ever hearing these Bluegrass Number One Hits by a variety of established bluegrass artists.
Not being one to judge an album by its cover-- and giving the good folk of Rounder Records the benefit of the doubt for their continued advancement of bluegrass and acoustic music--I gave a listen and was impressed by the variety and quality of the tracks presented.
It was Thursday, July 15th 2010 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, N.Y. when, during their set, the sound system died on the Josh Williams Band. Not feedback: not volume issues: it just quit. Silence.