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].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.