Dirty Linen - 8-9/99, p.90
"...a wonderful primer for both the novice listener and the hardcore fan who, for whatever reason, is missing a track or two in their collection....by including some of the genre's newest artists, ths discs show how bluegrass has both evolved and stayed true to its roots over half a century..."
The choices on this 12-song compilation pretty much cover the obvious "legendary pickers" (The Stanley Brothers, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys). A few new generation players surface (Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush) for balance, but it's the old standbys that make the most impact on this brief but taut sampler. ~ Michael Gallucci