Bobby Osborne has recorded his new CD “Original” at an age of 85. When I listened to this album I was immediatly fascinated by the songs and arrangements. The album has been made available as streaming on the website The Bluegrass Situation.
The CD was produced by Alison Brown. The project has been supported by the FreshGrass Foundation. Without this support this recording would not have been possible. Bobby Osborne was joined by several younger musicians:
The new album features an all star cast of pickers and singers collaborating with Bobby on an eclectic set of songs. Relative newcomers Sierra Hull and Trey Hensley team up with stalwarts Stuart Duncan and Todd Phillips on grass’d up versions of Paint Your Wagon’s “They Call The Wind Maria” and the Bee Gees’ “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You.” The never before recorded Darrell Scott song “Kentucky Morning,” featuring Rob Ickes, gives a nod to Bobby’s heritage while the cover of “Make the World Go Away” with the lush twin fiddles of Buddy Spicher and Matt Combs evokes Music Row circa 1962. Bobby’s touring band the Rocky Top X-Press, with sons Wynn, Robby and Bobby Osborne Jr., deliver an updated version of the Osborne Brothers’ classic “Pathway of Teardrops” while Ronnie and Robbie McCoury, together with Josh Williams and Missy Raines, collaborate on a version of the obscure Mel Tillis song “Goodbye Wheeling.” Additional performers include Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jim Lauderdale, Del McCoury, Darrell Scott, David Mayfield, Molly Tuttle, Bryan McDowell, and Kenny Malone.
For the recording Bobby Osborne made his very first music video, a great video that presents all the other artists of this project.
Playliste Bobby Osborne – Original – Konzerte
You can stream the album “Original” by Bobby Osborne on the website The Bluegrass Situation:
- Website Bobby Osborne
- Bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne, 85, releases first music video
Now 85, Bobby Osborne recently shot a music video — his first — for “Message,” the album’s lead single. In the video, he’s dressed in a pinstripe suit and strumming his mandolin while flanked by an all-star band of bluegrass musicians who played on the song, including Brown, Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan, Trey Hensley, Claire Lynch, Todd Phillips and Rob Ickes.
- compass records about the album “Original”
- Wikipedia about the Osborne Brothers
- Australian Bluegrass about Bobby Osborne – Original
- Website Freshgrass Foundation
You can buy the album from Amazon (Partnerlink)