Classic Bluegrass (1993)

Dave Evans

Made up of selections from his five excellent Rebel albums, this is one of the finest and most power-packed collections of hard, traditional bluegrass that you will ever find. It’s a great program that nicely mixes his slower, emotion-charged ballads with equally powerful up tempo pieces. Evans is superb on the bluegrass standards like “Wild Bill Jones,” “Another Night” and “You Won't Be Satisfied That Way,” but on his own songs which make up the majority of the 17 cuts here, he may be even better. His “One Loaf of Bread,” “Be Proud of the Grey in Your Hair” and “Play Me a Song, Little Blind Boy” are alone worth the price of the disc. Also his distinctive treatment of Woody Guthrie’s “Pastures of Plenty” is a spine-chilling masterpiece that may be the best cut of all.

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Produced by Dave Evans
Recorded at Riverside Sound Studios, Ashland KY
and at Chandler Au...
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Produced by Dave Evans
Recorded at Riverside Sound Studios, Ashland KY
and at Chandler Audio, Ashland KY
Engineered by Lowell Varney, Steve Hoffman, Denny Chandler, and Terry Brooks
Recorded between 1981 and 1985

Dave Evans - Banjo, Vocals
Clancy Fields - Guitar
Landon Messer - Guitar
Derek Sparkman - Guitar
Johnny Brown - Guitar, Vocals
Tommy Cordell - Fiddle
Jon Glik - Fiddle
Lundy Fields - Mandolin
Larry Johnson - Mandolin
Lester Williams - Mandolin
Wendy Miller - Mandolin
William Reynolds - Mandolin
Kevin Williamson - Bass
Mike Smith - Bass
Mike Garris - Bass
Gene Hurd - Bass
Jim Rigsby - Bass



"Deep emotion, enriched by intelligence, transformed by imagination, communicated by enormous talent;  this is the essence of the art of Dave Evans, an art that has been memorably captured in this superb retrospective collection." - BANJO NEWSLETTER