Jesse McReynolds nominated for Grammys
Jesse McReynolds & Friends – Songs Of The Grateful Dead CD
2011 Grammy Nominated CD- Best Americana Album
Woodstock Records is proud to announce that Songs Of The Grateful Dead CD by
one of our greatest music legends, American treasure, mandolin innovator and stylist
Jesse McReynolds has been nominated for the 2011 Grammy Awards in the American Roots Field – Category: Best Americana Album.
Jesse McReynolds forged his reputation as a great mandolinist and singer as one-half of Jim & Jesse, one of the most talented and acclaimed acts in Bluegrass.
Known for his singing, arranging, songwriting, innovative cross picking and musical wizardry, Jesse is a 45 yr. veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, multiple Grammy Nominee and Winner and Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee.
Songs of the Grateful Dead performed with his friends David Nelson (New Riders Of The Purple Sage) and Stu Allen and many special guest musicians is Jesse's take on 12 of the finest Grateful Dead Songs ever written by Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia plus a new original song Day By Day penned by Jesse & Grateful Dead songwriter, Robert Hunter.
"Jesse's singing voice is like a long-lost brother voice between Jerry Garcia and David Nelson. Everyone who knows their work and is fortunate enough to hear this record will know what I mean. What a trio you'd all have made! The singing is steady and strong. Jerry would approve, I'm certain." - 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 Ole 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 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 (Official Historian for the Grateful Dead)