The Best New Bluegrass Albums
New albums from talented upstarts—plus one grande dame—find fresh inspiration in a classic American style.
By Scott Frampton
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the September 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Sisters Jessica, Megan, and Rebecca Lovell sang in choirs and studied classical violin and piano before alighting on the musical style native to the Georgia hills they call home. Tradition isn't the whole equation on Time to Grow (2 DefPigs)—the melodies are more pop than bluegrass, though they're played on a classic trio of mandolin, fiddle, and resonator guitar (an acoustic with a metal belly, played like a lap steel).
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