Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Song:Sadie's Got Her New Dress On
Album:More Behind The Picture Than The Wall
Mandolinist Doyle Lawson has been a big part of the bluegrass scene since his days with The Country Gentlemen in the 70s and more recently with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. He's had a lot of chart success since switching from long time label Sugar Hill to Rounder a few years ago. He was born Apr. 20, 1944 in Kingsport, TN and grew up idolizing bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. He started out playing mandolin and guitar for Jimmy Martin in 1963 and also worked with Red Allen and JD Crowe. He joined The Country Gentlemen in 1971 and remained with them until starting Quicksilver in 1979. Original members were Terry Baucom on banjo, guitarist Jimmy Haley and bassist Lou Reid. Lawson sings but later versions of the band indicate that he would rather not sing lead. Lawson has been recording consistently ever since but switched from Sugar Hill to Rounder in 2005. Terry Baucom was still with the band along with fiddle player Mike Hartgrove and bassist Darren Beachley. But the lead vocalist since 1999 was Jamie Dailey. And he also co-wrote a lot of the sonngs with Lawson. He sings lead on most of this 2007 CD More Behind The Picture Than The Wall including Sadie's Got Her New Dress On. The album reached #2 on the Bluegrass charts. Dailey left soon after and now has his own group Dailey & Vincent with Darrin Vincent. Baucom & Hartgrove also left. Darren Beachley became lead singer for the 2009 CD Lonely Street and Lawson brought a couple of new guys in. They didn't miss a beat and the CD was very successful on the charts. So I expect Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to be around for many more years. Here's the video for Sadie's Got Her New Dress on by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.