New York, NY -- Thanks to a fortuitous "goat rodeo," Sony Masterworks is releasing The Goat Rodeo Sessions
, a landmark album project by four of the great instrumentalists in music today, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. The album uniquely showcases cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile and fiddler Stuart Duncan. While each musician is a renowned superstar in his own music sphere, they have come together now as a unified ensemble on a most remarkable and organic cross-genre project stemming from their friendship, and the title concept. The album also includes two vocal tracks featuring Thile and guest artist Aoife O'Donovan, the lead vocalist and writer for progressive bluegrass group Crooked Still.