Various Artists – Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Various Artists – Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:02 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

During the middle decades of the 20th century, the factories of southwestern Ohio drew hundreds of thousands of migrants from Appalachia, including innumerable musicians. Industrial Strength Bluegrass celebrates the music that these migrants made and loved, and explores a pivotal moment in the history of bluegrass and country music at large. Produced by beloved performer and radio personality Joe Mullins, the collection features many modern legends like Lee Ann Womack, Mo Pitney, and Vince Gill, plus a stellar lineup of bluegrass stalwarts including Rhonda Vincent, Bobby Osborne, and Mullins himself, taking on tunes that have echoed across Ohio for decades. This group of some of the biggest names in bluegrass today pays tribute to the jubilant highs and lonesome lows of life amongst the factories and warehouses, reflecting the region’s rich culture and resilient people.


1. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers – Readin’, Rightin’, Route 23 (03:40)
2. Dan Tyminski – 20/20 Vision (02:46)
3. Mo Pitney and Merle Monroe – Suzanne (02:48)
4. Lee Ann Womack – From Life’s Other Side (05:36)
5. Josh Williams, Bradley Walker, and Russell Moore – Larry Sparks Medley: Dark Hollow / A Face in the Crowd / These Old Blues (05:20)
6. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – When He Blessed My Soul (03:05)
7. Larry Cordle – The Rolling Mills of Middletown (03:56)
8. Rhonda Vincent and Caleb Daugherty – Family Reunion (03:27)
9. Sierra Hull – Mountain Strings (03:43)
10. Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby, and Kenny Smith – Stone Walls and Steel Bars (02:25)
11. Dailey & Vincent – Are You Missing Me (02:26)
12. The Grascals – Once More (02:54)
13. Jim Lauderdale and High Fidelity – Barefoot Nellie (02:31)
14. The Isaacs and The Oak Ridge Boys – Garden Tomb (02:48)
15. Vince Gill – Baby Blue Eyes (03:21)
16. Bobby Osborne – We’ll Head Back to Harlan (02:28)