E-mail Me! Click Here!
Louisville Music News.net
August 1994 Articles
Cover Story
Darrell Elmore
Features
Paul Turner
Darrell Elmore
Columns
Berk Bryant
Jim Galipeau
Jan Winders
Paul Moffett
Earl Meyers
Keith Clements
Todd Hildreth
Duncan Barlow
Bob Bahr
CD Reviews
Allen Howie
Mark Clark
Allen Howie
Paul Moffett
Kevin Gibson
Bob Bahr
Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson
Todd Hildreth
Todd Hildreth
Cary Stemle
John Goodin
Kevin Gibson
Performance Reviews
Jean-Marie Ebel
Beverly Howell
William Brents
Allen Howie
Jean Metcalfe
Allen Howie
Pete Strojny
Allen Howie
Kevin Gibson
Jean-Marie Ebel
Bryan E. Hurst
Jean Metcalfe
Mark Clark
Wally Stewart
Interviews
Bob Bahr
Calendar
News Item
Errata
Photos
Eddie Davis
Jean Metcalfe
LASC
Paul Moffett
Jean Metcalfe
Michael Boehnlein
Blogs
Got Shows?
Send Them To Us
Bookmark Louisville Music News.net with these handy
social bookmarking tools:
del.icio.us digg
StumbleUpon spurl
wists simpy
newsvine blinklist
furl blogmarks
yahoo! myweb smarking
ma.gnolia segnalo
reddit fark
technorati cosmos
Available RSS Feeds
Top Picks - Top Picks
Top Picks - Today's Music
Top Picks - Editor's Blog
Top Picks - Articles
affiliate_link
3705 Fairway Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Phone: 502.893.9933
Copyright 1989-2016
Louisvillemusicnews.net, Louisville Music News, Inc.
All Rights Reserved  


Flying High

The Spirit of St. Louis (Zephyr Records)

Joe Ross

The Spirit of St. Louis is a 40-minute showcase of original tunes from the prolific Joe Ross, best known for his bluegrass feature articles and reviews in a wide range of national publications. His latest musical project features some of the industry's finest musicians including Ron Stewart and Tim Crouch (fiddle), Randy Kohrs (harmony vocals), Scott Vestal and Ron Stewart (banjo), James King (guitar) and Bryon Bowers (autoharp). Al Brinkerhoff, (Oregon State Dobro champion) also makes an admirable contribution. Ross, however, is the real work-horse not only because he wrote every song but also because he sings all but one lead vocal and plays guitar, mandolin, bass and hammered dulcimer.

The hard-driving title track is the story of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Other highlights include a spirited instrumental, "One-Legged Turkey," two cuts reflecting Ross's love for his native state, "The Logger's Song," and The River In Oregon," the poignant "Mother's Song," (winner of the Portland Music Association Songwriters' contest), a lively "Saint Anne's Reel" (with the sound and feel of a previous Ross release, "The Harper's Reverie: Irish Music Of Turlough O'Carolan) and "His Hand Is Divine."

There are songs about trains, hobos, mothers and fathers, the home-place,

traveling and rambling, lost love and memories of childhood. Throughout all of it, Ross proves to be an able wordsmith and instrumentalist with the ability to create first-rate melodies that blend perfectly with his well-crafted lyrics.

For more information go to www.oregonbluegrass.org/Bands/joeross.htm.

Bookmark and Share