Throughout her respected career, Vincent
has been dubbed as the "New Queen of Bluegrass," by The Wall Street Journal
, and rightfully so.
This new musical project is a combined CD and DVD, which consists of 14 songs, and it was filmed in a live setting at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, during a one hour concert event. It was released via Upper Management Music on November 11, and distributed by Universal.
Her band, The Rage, is made up of Hunter Berry on fiddle, Brent Burke on dobro, Mickey Harris on bass, Aaron McDaris on banjo and Josh Williamson guitar, while Vincent sings lead vocals and plays the mandolin.
Vincent's CD opens with a cover of "Muleskinner Blues," where the songstress hits the high notes, and it is followed by "Is The Grass Any Bluer (On The Other Side)" and "Girl From West Virginia." It is great to see her cross-over country hit "I've Forgotten You" on this project, and the acoustic "Missouri Moon" is simply the highlight vocal performance on this collection, featuring Vincent's crystalline voice. After the upbeat and toe-tapping "Kentucky Borderline," the album closes with "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Run Mississippi."
Overall, Rhonda Vincent does a solid job on this musical project. It garners an A rating, and makes the listener feel as if they were there were with her at Bethel University, being serenaded by a bluegrass goddess and her extraordinary band.
To learn more about Rhonda Vincent and her music, visit her website