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Choice Picks

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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares

Choice Picks collects songs from contemporary bluegrass artists like the Lonesome River Band, Hot Rize, Jerry Douglas, and IIIrd Tyme Out. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder collaborate on the lively instrumental "Get Up John," while Alison Krauss waxes romantic on "I've Got That Old Feeling." Ronnie Bowman's "Cold Virginia Night," Blue Highway's "Lonesome Pine," and Laurie Lewis' "Who Will Watch the Home Place" are among the album's highlights, along with "High Lonesome Sound," which features Vince Gill and Alison Krauss & Union Station. Performances by Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Herb Pedersen, Vassar Clements, Todd Philips, and Longview make this 20-track compilation a worthwhile and dynamic blend of technique, emotion, and heritage.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Jerry Douglas 02:43 Amazon
2 Del McCoury 02:21 Amazon
3 The Nashville Bluegrass Band 02:52 Amazon
4 Hot Rize 03:09 Amazon
5 Lynn Morris 04:14 Amazon
6 Alison Krauss 02:57 Amazon
7 Ronnie Bowman 02:34 Amazon
8 Ricky Skaggs / Kentucky Thunder 04:08 Amazon
9 Vassar Clements / David Grisman / Herb Pedersen / Todd Philips / Todd Phillips / Peter Rowan 03:05 Amazon
10 Doyle Lawson / Quicksilver 02:47 Amazon
11 The Lonesome River Band 03:55 Amazon
12
The Bluegrass Album Band 02:17 Amazon
13 Laurie Lewis 05:27 Amazon
14 Blue Highway 03:07 Amazon
15 Barry Bales / Wayne Benson / Aubrey Haynie / Clay Jones / Adam Steffey / Scott Vestal 02:37 Amazon
16 Claire Lynch 02:52 Amazon
17 Longview 04:45 Amazon
18 IIIrd Tyme Out 03:58 Amazon
19 Larry Cordle / Glen Duncan / Lonesome Standard Time 02:45 Amazon
20 Vince Gill / Alison Krauss / Union Station 03:05 Amazon
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