Mountain Heart - Blue Skies (2016)
Bluegrass, Country, Contemporary Bluegrass | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:41:25 | 101 MB
Label: Compass Records | Release Year: 2016
Starting with the basics of bluegrass and doubling down on the tempo and energy while mixing in elements of improvisational rock, progressive country, blues, and jazz, Mountain Heart proved to be one of the most influential acoustic acts of the new millennium. Mountain Heart were formed in 1998 by three veterans of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Jim VanCleve on fiddle, Steve Gulley on vocals and guitar, and Barry Abernathy on banjo along with Adam Steffey on mandolin and Johnny Dowdle on bass. The group released its self-titled debut album on Doobie Shea Records in 1999, and a second set, The Journey, appeared in 2001. By that time, Jason Moore had replaced Dowdle on bass, and Mountain Heart jumped to Skaggs Family Records for their third album, 2002's No Other Way.