Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band - The Mountain CD

Steve's album, The Mountain, was was recorded with the Del McCoury Band and is "high risk, low tech" bluegrass -- "one mic, no shit"... guests include Sam Bush, Kathy Chiavola, Cowboy Jack Clement, Iris Dement, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, David Ferguson, Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Marty Stuart, Gillian Welch, and Gene Wooten...

"This is my interpretation, to the best of my ability and with all of my heart (as well as the assistance of the best bluegrass band working today) of the music that Bill Monroe invented. Some of it I think he would have approved of ('why that's a fine number'). Some of it probablyhas him turning over in his grave ('that there ain't no part of nothin' '). Of course that's all speculation. I do know this -- Mr. Bill was very kind to me whenever we met during what turned out to be the last few years of his life. In December of 1995, he honored me by walking out, uninvited, on to the stage of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center twenty minutes into my show and remaining to sing five or six songs with Peter Rowan, Roy Huskey Jr., Norman Blake and myself. It was the biggest thrill of my life. When I look back now, I believe this record was reallyborn that night." --Steve Earle