Quotes - Jesse McReynolds CD - Robert Hunter, David Nelson, Prof. Louie, Sandy Rothman & Dennis McNally
Jesse McReynolds & Friends with David Nelson & Stu Allen - Songs of the Grateful Dead
A Tribute to Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
“Jesse’s singing voice is like a long-lost brother voice
between Jerry Garcia and David Nelson. I enjoyed the
new song we co-wrote, Day by Day. Especially liked the
McReynolds picking accompaniment, your signature
contribution to bluegrass music." - Robert Hunter
"It’s an honor and a thrill for me to be on this project. Fantastic that I was asked to play on it by one of my all-time heroes! The session was filled with
great moments. Plus the extra added treat of singing with Jesse on the Grand Ol’ Opry! All I can think is, “Pinch me, is this real?” Both the session and the Opry will always be revered among my greatest experiences." - David Nelson
"After listening, I was reminded of what made Jesse McReynolds a major influence for so many musicians and one of our country’s greatest music legends.
His musicianship, singing and arrangements should be heard by everyone. It is an honor for all of us at Woodstock Records to bring this music to the public.
Thanks to all who have helped keep the flame burning. With this CD it just got brighter and higher!" - Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz - Woodstock Records
"Jesse absorbed the gestures of Grateful Dead music, then crafted his interpretations complemented by Stu’s masterful guitar work, Tommy White’s steel that evokes and continues Garcia’s, and all the musicians on the project.
One favorite of mine is “Loser” – a real winner here.
Did we ever expect to hear Jesse McReynolds singing “Standing on the Moon”?
Maybe not, but…here we go!" - Sandy Rothman
"Jesse McReynolds is an American treasure, and the combination of his voice and mandolin with Robert Hunter’s lyrics and Jerry Garcia’s music is…wonderful." - Dennis McNally