Larry Stephenson - 20th Anniversary

Larry Stephenson - 20th Anniversary

LARRY STEPHENSON
20th ANNIVERSARY
Whysper Dream
WDM7425

Larry Stephenson earned his bones while playing with Bill Harrell and then with the Bluegrass Cardinals. Since 1989, Larry has headed up his own band. This new project is a twentyyear celebration of that career and with this Larry brings together twenty great artists, many of whom he has worked with over the years. As Larry states in the liner notes, “I’ve had 11 guitar players, 5 banjo players, 10 bass players, 3 fiddle players, and around 20 others who were fillins.” And, he appreciates and thanks them all for helping him along the way.

Larry has played all over the country, Canada, and has played many times on the Opry. He is also a 1992 inductee to the Virginia Country Music Hall Of Fame. The 13 songs on this CD feature Larry singing in duos or trios with such fellow artists as Ricky Skaggs, David Parmley, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Ronnie Reno, Sonny Osborne, Dudley Connell, and others.

The musicians on the project are too many to list here, but include folks from Jason Barie, Aubrey Haynie, and Del McCoury to Jamie Dailey, Ben Surratt, and Darin Vincent. Larry has been with Pinecastle Records for over fifteen of his twenty years and has been one of the labels most popular artists. This project is sure to be a hit with Larry’s fans, old and new. (Whysper Dream Music, 1937 Upper Station Camp Ck. Rd., Cottontown, TN 37048, www.larrystephensonband.com.) BF