Item description for Lifetimes by Roy Lewis & Earl Scruggs...
Do you need a reason to listen to a new bluegrass project?
Here are 3 Big Ones
Earl Scruggs–Beloved 4-time Grammy Award winner and bluegrass superstar
Little Roy Lewis–Irrepressible 7-time Dove/GMA Award winner and gospel bluegrass legend
Lizzy Long–Multi-talented old-soul with a fresh face…the girl who gave Earl
Scruggs a joyful reason to go back into the studio to turn back the clock and look forward to the future What kind of project can these 3 artists create together?
Listeners will discover fresh and familiar songs, classic and cutting edge instrumentation—all combined to create a musical event that can never be reproduced.
Award-winning producers Wayne Haun and Kevin Ward have brought out the best in Lewis, Scruggs and Long; all three artists perform extraordinary vocal and instrumental trios, duets and solos on a variety of instruments. They are
joined by respected studio musicians and recording artists Andy Leftwich (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder), Mark Fain and Cody Kilby (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder), Ben Isaacs (The Isaacs), and Greg Ritchie (Jeff & Sheri Easter/Gaither Homecoming Tour). Together, they bring to life a future keepsake for every music lover’s collection.
A Rare Moment in Time
Don’t Miss It
You’ll Remember It
All The Good Times Are Past And Gone
Gotta Travel On
I Will Find You Again
Heaven Is A Small Town
One More Yesterday With You
The Bluebirds Singing For Me
I’m Not Falling For You
The Five String Song
Catamount Chase Breakdown
The Preacher And The Bear
The Road Before Me
The Has Been
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Studio: Mountain Home
Record Label Mountain Home
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
ISBN 0012422711 ISBN13 0783895111821 UPC 783895111821
Reviews - What do customers think about Lifetimes?
Great New Talent in Lizzie Long! Jan 23, 2009
Lizzie Long really has a great voice that is just right for the songs she sings. And to hear the music from Earl Scruggs and Little Roy Lewis too is fantastic. It's wonderful that those two legends have taken Lizzie under their wing to help her along although with her talent I'm not sure she needed any help. This is really great bluegrass!
Astuteness, talent and class Oct 1, 2007
Playing Time - 47:19 -- Bluegrassers are familiar with the many accomplishments of Earl Scruggs and Little Roy Lewis who are given top billing on this album despite their fairly understated roles. Scruggs appears on five cuts, and Lewis only on four. There's nothing wrong with lending their names to support a talented up-and-comer like Lizzy Long. Many fans of the genre may not yet be familiar with her defining vocals, enchanting fiddling and driving banjo-picking even though the prolific 23-year-old has already released four other albums. She's got a clear vision of success, her musicianship is sturdy, her attitude is confident, and her work ethic is strong. Born and raised on a Georgia farm, her myriad musical interests introduced her to country, bluegrass and pop music, along with the instruments of these genres. Besides holding a degree in business law, she has also studied music orchestration and arrangement. At present, she plays in a band called "Mountain Fury" with her sister (Rebekah) and two college friends (Eileen Marsh, Rachel Singleton) in West Virginia. Lizzy's mentors Scruggs and Lewis know that she's got plenty on the ball.
Produced by Wayne Haun and Kevin Ward, "Lifetimes" is a new addition to the catalog of up-and-coming Nashville-based label, Vine Records. With top Nashville session accompaniment, the album allows Lizzy to fire with all barrels. While her fiddling might not be quite as superior as Aubrey Haynie's or Andy Leftwich's, it's still plenty solid on the one cut featuring her bow work -- Earl's original instrumental "Obelisk Flour." Two additional songs feature her nimble-fingered banjo proficiency -- Lewis' "Catamount Chase Breakdown" and her own self-penned (with Lyn Rowell) offering, "I'm Not Falling For You."
Where this album is particularly auspicious is in its presentation of Lizzy's luminous vocals on an entertaining blend of songs. We also hear Lewis' or Scruggs' voices in "The Preacher and the Bear" and "The Bluebirds Singing for Me." Relying on a Nashville-produced acoustic music mentality for radio-friendly music, the album's drum tracks (Greg Ritchie, Kevin Ward, Ricky Free) are a little too hot and heavy at times. However, a catchy song like Wayne Kirkpatrick's "The Has Been" is given AKUS-like radiance with carefully cultivated percussion and piano (Pat Coil). The CD's crowning moment actually occurs in the leanest and drumless setting of the very last track, a delicate and intimate rendition of Wayne Haun and Barry Raccio's "The Road Before Me." With reverance, her expressive vocals make a strong emotional statement. Carving a niche for herself, Lizzy Long demonstrates considerable astuteness, talent and class. The project's bonus DVD includes interviews and information about the making of the album. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)