The Dillards: Rodney Dillard (vocals, guitar); Doug Dillard (vocals, banjo); Dean Webb (vocals, mandolin); Mitch Jayne (acoustic bass).
Recorded live in 1962. Includes liner notes by Mitch Jayne.
Varese's First Time Live compiles 16 live performances recorded in 1962 by the original lineup of the seminal bluegrass band. As should be expected, this is a gem in the rough, capturing the band as they're finding their distinctive voice. Even though this music was recorded within the band's first year of existence, the band is still surprisingly assured, yet their very newness keeps this fresh, vital, and exciting. A priceless dip into the vaults that's sure to thrill diehard Dillards fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine