Dobro player Phil Leadbetter Finishes a New Album

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 music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.