Sapling Grove is a band that has been around through many years and different incarnations of the group. This, the latest CD project for the band, shows their ability to do songs from many different musical genres, from the traditional â€œCora Is Goneâ€ and â€œSweet Sunny Southâ€ to more contemporary material such as â€œFriend Of The Devilâ€ and the Bob Seger classic â€œTurn The Pageâ€. Iâ€™ve known most of these guys for years and they are good pickers that are proud of their musical heritage.
Anyone knows that some of the best bluegrass musicians come from the East Tennessee/ Southwest Virginia area and Sapling Grove holds up that proud tradition very well. They also provide us with several of their original compositions. There is a lot of talent here, most everyone in the group plays more than one instrument and Sam, Randy, Gary and Ray each take their turn at the lead vocals.
The groupâ€™s sound is augmented here by the help of three guest fiddlers- Tim Laughlin, Dave Edwards and the late Bobby Lester and by the high baritone vocals of David Salyer. I hope you enjoy this record as much as I did because good music, like the title saysâ€¦.is timeless!