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PROF. DAN BONER

Dan BonerPROF. DAN BONER
WEST OF WEST VIRGINIA

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Professor Dan Boner is the Director of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. This is Boner’s third self-produced project and includes a number of familiar selections and a few originals. Boner plays guitar and fiddle and is joined here by some of his regular backers (some ETSU grads)—Daniel Salyer (guitar), David Babb (bass), Jason Crawford (resonator guitar), and Will Parsons (banjo). He’s also joined on many cuts by Adam Steffey (mandolin), Dwayne Anderson (bass), and Brandon Green (banjo). Other guests include Hunter Berry (fiddle), Sally Sandker (vocals), Josh Argo (fiddle), Aynsley Porchak (fiddle), Cara Oliphant (mandolin), Buck Trent (banjo), and Rhonda Vincent (vocals).

Original tracks include “You’re Not Fooling Me” and “Quiet House.” Familiar selections include “Where Grass Won’t Grow,” “Here Today And Gone  Tomorrow” featuring Rhonda Vincent, “Darby’s Castle,” “Why Don’t You Tell Me So,” “The Last Thing On My Mind,” with Buck Trent and Sally Sandker, and Bill Monroe’s “Roanoke” which features Boner and Hunter Berry on twin fiddles. The title-cut comes from Tim Stafford and Terry Herd and is a poignant look at a family’s life and hardships. This is a well-produced project and is sure to become part of many a listener’s collection. (www.dansmusiconline.com)BF