Good Thing Going (Rounder, 2008)
One of the finest bluegrass mandolinists in the United States is musician and songwriter Rhonda Vincent. She is not only a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, but she has an excellent vocal ability as well, with a clearly recognizable style that uses vocal inflections employed by veteran bluegrass and old time singers.
On Good Thing Going, Vincent treats the listener to a delightful collection of American roots music that includes bluegrass, western swing, and radio friendly country ballads, mixing traditional techniques with modern stylings.
The album features the road band the Rage on several tracks. Vincent also invited several special guests, including Jesse McReynolds (Jim &Jesse), Russell Moore (III Tyme Out), Bryan Sutton, Becky Issacs, Kathy Chiavola and James Stroud. The album was co-produced by Rhonda and her brother Darrin Vincent (of Dailey & Vincent) at Rhonda’s own studio.
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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.