Patuxent CD-037 Donnie Dobro Scott - Generations
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Donnie "Dobro" Scott, a native of Alexander County, North Carolina, started playing guitar in 1960 when he was 14. Like most young people in the rural South, Donnie listened to the late night radio stations. “I can recall lying in bed, hearing the Stanley Brothers''Rank Stranger' and thinking it was the lonesomest song of fall.” He especially waited for Flatt and Scruggs in hopes of hearing Josh Gravesn the Dobro. During his five years in the Navy and then ten as a truck driver, he heard music from all over the world and every region of the United States. In 1977, he bought his first resophonic guitar and found he had the knack of making it sound good. He was seen at so many bluegrass festivals, he became known as “Donnie Dobro.” This CD, “Generations,” is a family project including his wife Barbara and son Joseph. From the well-honed fiddling of Joe Meadows to the rustic voices in the “Little Church Chorus,” from the old Scots-Irish tradition of “Star of the County Down” up to the present moment, with new songs like the haunting “Leaving Tug Valley,” this CD includes a wide range of material from diverse sources while respecting tradition. Donnie makes the dobro speak with “I'll Be All Smiles Tonight” and “Lovesick Blues,” for hardcore fans of the resophonic guitar.