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How Blue Was My Grass? Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band

Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, March 1999

DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT from 1997’s El Corazon, this excellent album is, in essence, a tribute to the late ‘Father of Bluegrass’ Bill Monroe, performed with Monroe’s former banjo player Del McCoury and his band and featuring 14 new Earle compositions that sound like they’ve been around for donkeys’ years. If you’re a Steve Earle fan and you like bluegrass, guaranteed this record will make you come.

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