Florida, USA – Phil Leadbetter, known as a master dobro player,
has finished recording tracks for his latest Pinecastle release, Slide Effects. A former member of J.D. Crowe and the New South and a current member of the band Wildfire, Slide Effects is his first solo release since Philibuster on Rounder Records in 1997. The new CD features 12 tunes, including 2 originals. All tracks were recorded and engineered by Scott Vestal at Underground Studios in Nashville.
The CD was produced by Leadbetter and Scott Vestal. Players on the album include: Cody Kilby, Byron House, Stuart Duncan, Scott Vestal, Matt Leadbetter, Steve Thomas and Andy Leftwich. Guest vocalists are:
Marty Raybon (former lead singer of country group Shenandoah), Ronnie Bowman, Steve Gulley, Gene Johnson (mandolinist/tenor singer with country super group Diamond Rio), and newcomer Alice Vestal. Slide Effects hits the streets mid March 2005.
[Photo courtesy of Gibson Musical Instruments].