Friday, February 17, 2012
Lots of people have done this song, including--perhaps most notably--Emmylou Harris. However, i quite like this version by Rhonda Vincent, shown here playing the guitar, instead of her typical mandolin. She's a talented multi-instrumentalist, but there's not a lot of live footage of her playing other instruments.
And, oh, that voice. She really brings that bluegrass ache to one of the most lovely, sad songs in the history of country music. It's a great match. By the way, if you want a bluegrass album that will knock your socks off and curl your toes, hunt up a copy of Vincent's The Storm Still Rages. It's a classic! She's kind of been drifting into radio-friendly, country-tinged ballads for the last several years, which are really not too my taste at all. But, when she goes straight ahead bluegrass, this lady totally rocks!