Try a Little Kindness

Try a Little Kindness

by Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-PressBobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press


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For five decades, Bobby Osborne served as the lead singer and mandolinist of the Osborne Brothers, one of the first-generation bluegrass groups. Now, after the retirement of his brother Sonny, Osborne has embarked on a solo career with the Rocky Top X-Press in tow. Bobby Osborne has always possessed one of the most distinctive tenors in bluegrass, and his vocal style remains in great form on Try a Little Kindness. He's also chosen to feature three-person harmony on many of the songs' choruses, much in the tradition of the Osborne Brothers. The arrangements of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, and bass are tastefully rendered, concentrating more on the song itself than lots of fancy picking (though there is a lot of fancy picking on the instrumental "Rocky Top X-Press"). The material ranges far and wide, from classics like "The Fields Have Turned Brown" to more recent classics like "Sunday Morning Coming Down." It's interesting to note that at one time the Osbornes were considered quite experimental, adding steel guitar and other non-traditional elements to their recording sessions. On Try a Little Kindness, however, the listener hears a sound much closer to traditional bluegrass. Bobby Osborne has recorded an album that will please old fans, traditionalists, and anyone who likes solid roots music.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2006
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661055223
catalogNumber: 610552
Rank: 131142

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press   Primary Artist
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hi String
Tim Graves   Dobro
Daryl Mosley   Vocals,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Jan Stolpe   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Hazel Dickens   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Glen Duncan   Producer
Stuart Duncan   Producer
Pete Goble   Composer
Bobby Osborne   Composer
Carter Stanley   Composer
Eddie Stubbs   Liner Notes
John Bailes   Composer
Walter Bailes   Composer
Bobby Austin   Composer
Jake Landers   Composer
Josh Turner   Composer
Jan Stolpe   Engineer
Sarah Lainie Smith   Graphic Design

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