feature in New York Times
Bluegrass cover of "The Wall"
centerpiece of article about bluegrass revival
A recent bluegrass
makeover of Pink Floyd's "The
Wall" was front and center in a New York Times piece
about the current bluegrass revival. The article, titled "Bluegrass's
New-Age Hootenanny," appeared in the Sunday, June 30, edition
of the Times.
the Wall," a bluegrass recording of Floyd's 1979 opus by
Ontario quintet Luther Wright and the Wrongs, was released
last November. The article states that Wright decided to embark
on the project when he came to realize that "Mr. (Roger) Waters's
melodies were hiding great country riffs."
the first bluegrass connection for Floyd. CMH Records of
Los Angeles, Calif., released "Pickin' on Pink Floyd,"
a 12-song bluegrass tribute to Pink Floyd, last fall. The 52-minute
CD contains bluegrass covers of Floyd songs as diverse as "See
Emily Play," "Another Brick in the Wall," "Money,"
"Astronomy Domine," and "Wish You Were Here."
the entire story at The New York Times Web site
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