Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver/The Rambling Rooks (#1703)

Bluegrass music Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson and his group Quicksilver plus The Rambling Rooks perform at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville.

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Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver have produced nearly 40 albums together and have won multiple music awards throughout the years. Lawson, who grew up in Tennessee, was influenced early on by Bill Monroe’s “high lonesome” sound.

When Lawson was a child, his father sang gospel music in an a cappella quartet, which helped to influence his love of music. In an interview for Jubilee at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest, Lawson talked about other musical influences.

“What makes me want to continue to do this and makes it satisfying, it’s really easy to answer that – it’s the love of music,” he said.

In their 2012 Fan Fest set, Lawson and Quicksilver perform, among other songs, “Love on Arrival,” “Tennessee Banjo Man,” “Country Store,” and “I’m That Country.”

Members of Quicksilver are Jason Barie on fiddle, Joe Dean on banjo, Corey Hensley on bass and vocals, Lawson on mandolin and vocals, Mike Rogers on guitar and vocals, and Josh Swift on dobro and vocals.

The Rambling Rooks features three former members of Lonesome River Band. Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby, and Kenny Smith played music together for years in the 1990s and had been talking about a reunion for several years before getting back together. They're joined at Fan Fest by RobMcCoury, son of the legendary Del McCoury, on banjo.

At 2012 Fan Fest, the group performed, among other songs, “When You Go Walking After Midnight,” and “Mary Ann.”

This program was recorded at: 2012 IBMA Fan Fest