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Three Chords and the Truth

James King Releases Three Chords and the Truth

Three Chords and the TruthFrom the earliest days of his performing career, James King has been an advocate for and exponent of the traditional sound in bluegrass. His heartfelt lead vocals and robust delivery demonstrate both his familiarity with and love for traditional "old school" bluegrass, country, and gospel music. In performance, his bands have invariably been on the traditional end of the scale. He loves strong, honest lyrics, and is a master of finding what engineer Steve Chandler has referred to as "the James spot:" that stark, exposed nerve, where the emotional truth of the song lives. When it happens -- and it happens often on Three Chords and the Truth -- it is an amazing thing to hear.

Bluegrass Icon James King Releasing "Three Chords and the Truth" Sept 30

Three Chords and the TruthOn September 30, 2013, Rounder will release Three Chords and the Truth, by legendary bluegrass singer James King. On this album, King, who is known as “the Bluegrass Storyteller,” offers his unique take on twelve songs from the country music canon, including compositions by Hank Williams, Don Gibson, Vern Gosdin, Leon Payne, Bobby Braddock & Curly Putnam, Warner Mack, Billy Joe Shaver, and Harlan Howard.

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