On the Short Rows
Riding the wave of an ear-catching debut release, extensive Southeast touring and the addition of a talented new banjo player, Kickin Grass teamed up with Jerry Brown of the Rubber Room in Chapel Hill, NC to produce this delightful sophomore album. Fresh original songwriting is a hallmark of the band's unique sound, and On The Short Rows explores the full range from tap-your-foot instrumental Cloverleaf to ballad Ain't Got Nothin. With rich vocals, skilled fiddle and a banjo that lives in the perfect space between Scruggs and Fleck, Kickin Grass brings traditional music to the forefront of modern bluegrass and to a new generation of music fans. FEATURING: Nine Fresh originals, two new covers and two traditional songs; guest artists Rick Keen on dobro (The Churchmen) & Cousin Gil McNeill on clawhammer banjo. 'The Kickin Grass Band blends old-time high lonesome sounds and cool hooks throughout On The Short Rows. Once you listen...you'll find yourself returning to it and appreciating it's nuances.' Chip Withrow - The Muse's Muse LYNDA WITTIG DAWSON: Guitar, lead vocals, harmony vocals, songwriting JAMIE DAWSON: Mandolin, lead vocals on Fairest Rose and Hello It's Me, harmony vocals, songwriting BEN WALTERS: Banjo, harmony vocals on Hello It's Me PATRICK WALSH: Upright bass, lead vocals on On The Short Rows, Dear Sarah and Rock Island Line, harmony vocals MATT HOOPER: Fiddle, songwriting.