josh williams bluegrass today

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As a… Just shy of his 10th birthday, he attended the 1990 IBMA Awards show in Owensboro and his life’s path was set.“I met just about every one of my heroes,” he says. Greg Cahill rivals Doyle Lawson in the bluegrass talent development department.

Today, Josh Williams has been clean and sober for 6 years and counting and has now turned his struggles, his heartbreak and the victories along the way into the best music of his life, the masterful mix of bluegrass and classic country that isModern Day Man.

The City of Raleigh ...I think "rapidly rising to" is the operative phrase here. But what is unique is that, in a genre that remains in denial regarding drug and alcohol abuse, Williams has gone public.

Over the nearly 35 years he has managed Special Consensus, he has seen a number of young artists develop into fine musicians, and he is a big Josh Williams backer.   }} } );jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_conditional_logic', function(event, formId, fields, isInit){} );

“I wanted this album to be a journey – ‘Here’s where I was, and here’s where I am now.’”Williams’ journey is mapped in 12 songs from some of the finest writers in  bluegrass and country, including Tom T. Hall, Chris Stapleton, Harley Allen, Ronnie Bowman and Jerry Douglas, played by an all-star group that includes Sam Bush, Aubrey Haynie, Sierra Hull, Rob Ickes, Scott Vestal, Aron McDaris and pedal steel legend Doug Jernigan.The title track details the struggles of two generations, the father trying to keep his old Ferguson tractor running, the son dealing with the complex stresses of life today. Two songs here appeared on Whitley’s milestone 1982 Rounder album with Crowe,“This album is different than anything Josh has done,” says Crowe, who has known him for many years and hired him to fill in on New South dates.

No matter what kind of music it is, get him the right material and he can do any of it.” – J.D. “It gave me an opportunity to go back and right a lot of wrongs,” he says.Today, Josh Williams has been clean and sober for 6 years and counting and has now turned his struggles, his heartbreak and the victories along the way into the best music of his life, the masterful mix of bluegrass and classic country that is“I’ve seen Hell in a few different forms,” he says. It's almost hard to believe given his youth, but this will be his fifth CD since Josh began recording as aWe posted last week about the J.D. “Lord have mercy on this modern day man.”“Across the Great Divide” cuts to the bone, a powerful country ballad about the reality of divorce, splitting one life together into two apart.“Let It Go,” by Ronnie Bowman and Jerry Douglas, with its theme of freeing ourselves from the poisons in our lives, has especially deep meaning for Williams. “I wanted this album to be a journey - ‘Here’s where I was, and here’s where I am now.’"Williams’ journey is mapped in 12 songs from some of the finest writers in  bluegrass and country, including Tom T. Hall, Chris Stapleton, Harley Allen, Ronnie Bowman and Jerry Douglas, played by an all-star group that includes Sam Bush, Aubrey Haynie, Sierra Hull, Rob Ickes, Scott Vestal, Aron McDaris and pedal steel legend Doug Jernigan.The title track details the struggles of two generations, the father trying to keep his old Ferguson tractor running, the son dealing with the complex stresses of life today. Crowe Tribute Band out for a spin this weekend. Crowe and engineer Steve Chandler, From Rice, Williams gets his instrumental prowess and love of story songs. After the 2007 festival season, Vincent had to let him go.Somehow, the music never stopped.

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