Home  |  Audio Reviews  Audiophile Shows Partner Mags  News     

Enjoy the Music.com Review Magazine
The Grascals
The Famous Lefty Flynn's

Review By Steven Stone

Click here to e-mail reviewer


  The Grascals are the epitome of a super-tight bluegrass band. Whether it's a high baritone harmony or hot fiddle fill, every musical part is ALWAYS in exactly the right place. I've gotten it from a highly ranked anonymous source that all members of the band are actually super-talented mutants.

From the band's inception The Grascals have been "the band to watch." In 2005 they received IBMA's (International Bluegrass Music Association) "Emerging Artist of the Year." In 2006 and 2007 the Grascals received IBMA's coveted "Entertainer of the Year" Award. They released their first album, The Grascals, in 2005. 2006 saw their second release, Long List of Heartaches, but it's been four years since their last release. During that time the core band with Jaime Johnson on guitar and vocals, Terry Eldridge on guitar and vocals, Terry Smith on upright bass and vocals, Danny Robert on Mandolin and vocals and Jeremy Abshire on fiddle have added Kristin Scott Benson on banjo and vocals to replace David Talbot. Benson adds new options to the Grascals' musical palette with her pure soprano vocals and hot banjo chops.

The Famous Lefty Flynn's expands the Grascals universe past strictly bluegrass due to Steve Turner on drums and Lloyd Green on pedal steel guitar (neither instrument should have anything to do with bluegrass according to Bill Monroe). And while sometimes the orchestrations on The Famous Lefty Flynn's lean toward old time country honky tonk, the bluegrass spirit remains strong throughout the album. On the Bill Monroe/Hank Williams classic "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome" the Grascals invited Hank Williams Jr. to contribute his unique brand of lead vocals. On the last cut of the album, the old hymn "Give Me Jesus," the Grascals deliver ravishing three-part harmonies as well as wonderfully understated mandolin, banjo, and fiddle solos.

Are the Grascals the best bluegrass band in the world? Perhaps not, since that's more a matter of taste than hard facts. But every bluegrass fan needs to hear The Famous Lefty Flynn's so they can judge for themselves.















































Quick Links

Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews


Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews


Enjoy the Music.TV


Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles

Show Reports
Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Report
T.H.E. Show 2022 Report
HIGH END Munich 2022
AXPONA 2022 Show Report
CanJam Singapore 2022 Report
Salon Audio Montréal Audiofest 2022
Florida Audio Expo 2022
AudioCon Los Angeles 2022
Capital Audiofest 2021 Show
The HiFi Summit Q2 2021
T.H.E. Show 2021 Report
The HiFi Summit Q4 2020
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Click here for previous shows.


Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty


Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information


Partner Print Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
The Absolute Sound
VALVE Magazine


For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics


Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!




Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us


All contents copyright©  1995 - 2022  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com®
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.