Many British Isle immigrants became our first bluegrass players in remote Appalachia. Modern descendants of these musical breeds are present on Bluegrass 99. This is the fifth in an important series of high lonesome, or just plain country happy, recordings. By combining the cream of the contemporary talent and an excellent song list, this is the only necessary bluegrass recording from 1999. (If you can stop at just one.) All the tools of the trade -- banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and dobro (resophonic guitar) -- are on hand for this recording.
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte