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Leaving Pike's County

by The Grass Less Traveled

Bluegrass and acoustic country
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Leaving Pike's County
3:44 $0.99
2. Long Gone
2:24 $0.99
3. Lonesome Fiddle Blues
2:53 $0.99
4. Mama Tried
2:28 $0.99
5. Past That Means Much More Than Gold
2:43 $0.99
6. Tennessee Blues
3:45 $0.99
7. Long Black Veil
3:22 $0.99
8. Dim Lights Y2k
4:25 $0.99
9. Flight of the Eagle
2:58 $0.99
10. Cold Virginia Nights
2:49 $0.99
11. Catfish John
3:57 $0.99
12. Texas Gales
2:41 $0.99
13. Angel Band
4:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Grass Less Traveled was formed in 2002, and is a mixture of traditional and contemporary bluegrass along with a dash of country. Let’s just say they are not your father’s bluegrass band. Mike Gibson sings lead vocal and plays the doghouse bass. Tony Pires plays the mandolin and sings harmony. Doug Carlton sings harmony and plays the flatop and resonator guitars. Steve Hall drives the band with his hot banjo playing. Band members refer to Steve as The Machine because of his precision playing and hot licks.

The CD’s title cut, “Leaving Pikes County,” is a smooth bluegrass-country sad song that is destined to be this groups first hit. Written by Mike Gibson and Doug Carlton, this tale of love lost is a contemporary classic. GLT’s versions of “Mama Tried” and “Dim Lights,” are done the GLT’s own unique style. Vassar Clement’s “Lonesome Fiddle Blues” Bill Monroe’s “Tennessee Blues” showcase the group’s instrumental talent and highlight their ability to play in both traditional and contemporary styles. GLT’s haunting version of the Lefty Frizell classic “Long Black Veil” leaves you wanting to hear more from this great group. We highly recommend this album to anyone who loves traditional or contemporary bluegrass, classic country, or even folk music. You will not be disappointed!



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Janis Harwood

A bluegrass expert I ain't...I can't pick apart the technical aspects of whether a note was sung/played right or not...but this CD sounded mucho fine to me! When Merle wrote Mama Tried, he might not've been specifically thinking "bluegrass", but TGLT makes it fit just right, plus I especially enjoy Mike's voice on that one. Count me as one throughly satisfied customer!

larry finney

leaving pike's county
GreatCD and group. Outstanding traditional bluegrass blended with a nice mix of contemporary. Loved both the vocals and instrumentals.