Cool, Blue and Lonesome: Bluegrass for the Broken-Hearted

Cool, Blue and Lonesome: Bluegrass for the Broken-Hearted



Released close to Valentines Day, Cool, Blue and Lonesome: Bluegrass for the Broken-Hearted may be just the ticket for those surviving without red roses and heart-shaped candy boxes. After all, who wants to listen to some cheerful soul sing about their true love's kisses when their heart has been trampled on? Indeed, as soon as Larry Cordle starts singing "Lonesome Standard Time," the listener has found a bit of solace for his or her mangled self-esteem and salty tears. Doyle Lawson pours more sadness into that great big empty hole with "Mis'ry River," while the Nashville Bluegrass Band agree that there's no lower feeling than being "All Alone." From the sampling here, more men seem to have been left behind than women, which leads one to believe that Sugar Hill will eventually release a collection by women who were glad to see them go. For the occasional woman who isn't glad to be left alone and blue, Kathy Kallick and Laurie Lewis team up on "Used to Be," testifying that lonesomeness isn't completely gender related. While Cool, Blue and Lonesome is perfect for a train-wrecked relationship, the happily connected shouldn't avoid it. It a good collection of top-notch bluegrass artists, and besides, it doesn't hurt to have a first-rate, lonesome album in one's collection -- just in case.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2002
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891394428
catalogNumber: 3944

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Auldridge   Dobro,Vocals
Butch Baldassari   Mandolin
Boone Creek   Track Performer
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Guitar
Hot Rize   Track Performer
Kathy Kallick   Guitar,Vocals
Doyle Lawson   Mandolin,Vocals
Laurie Lewis   Fiddle,Tenor (Vocal)
Nashville Bluegrass Band   Track Performer
Osborne Brothers   Track Performer
Tony Rice   Guitar,Vocals
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Seldom Scene   Track Performer
Ricky Skaggs   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Tony Trischka   Banjo
Pete Wernick   Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Richard Greene   Fiddle
Todd Phillips   Bass
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Tenor (Vocal)
Blaine Sprouse   Fiddle
Lou Reid   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Lonesome River Band   Track Performer
Larry Cordle   Guitar,Vocals
Fred Travers   Dobro,Vocals
Barry Bales   Bass
Terry Baucom   Banjo,Vocals
Ronnie Bowman   Bass,Vocals
Mike Bub   Banjo
T. Michael Coleman   Bass,Vocals
Dudley Connell   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Ben Eldridge   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Pat Enright   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Nick Forster   Bass,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Carl Jackson   Tenor (Vocal)
Gene Libbea   Bass
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin
Jim Mills   Banjo
Jim Nunally   Guitar
Mollie O'Brien   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Tim O'Brien   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Alan O'Bryant   Banjo,Vocals
Bobby Osborne   Mandolin,Vocals
Sonny Osborne   Banjo,Vocals,Gitjo
John Reischman   Mandolin
Charles Sawtelle   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Sammy Shelor   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Ronnie Simpkins   Bass
Wayne Southards   Bass,Baritone (Vocal)
Tim Stafford   Guitar
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Roland White   Mandolin
Lonesome Standard Time   Track Performer
John Duffey   Guitar,Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Jimmy Haley   Guitar,Vocals
Don Rigsby   Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver   Track Performer
Wes Golding   Guitar,Vocals
Alan Bibey   Mandolin
Paul Brewster   Guitar,Vocals
Ben Isaacs   Bass
Tim Surrett   Baritone (Vocal)
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle
Jimmy D. Brock   Bass
Kenny Smith   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Steve Bryant   Bass
Ron Rigsby   Banjo
Ronnie Stewart   Fiddle
Jack Lawrence   Guitar
Dan Tyminski   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
Tony Rice   Arranger
Ricky Skaggs   Arranger
Doc Watson   Composer
M. Christian   Composer
Craig Havighurst   Liner Notes
Don Devaney   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Little Robert   Composer
James B. Smith   Composer

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