Jimmy Martin Songs for Dinner
Gary Brewer has been playing old-time bluegrass for twenty-five years and counts himself as a fourth-generation bluegrass player. (His grandfather taught Maybelle Carter to play 'Wildwood Flower'). On Jimmy Martin Songs for Dinner, Brewer gathered some of bluegrass music's most storied performers, including IBMA Hall Of Honor member and banjo legend J.D. Crowe, tenor Larry Stephenson, multiple IBMA Award winning madolinist Doyle Lawson, award-winning fiddler Bobby Hicks, Terry Eldredge, Terry Smith and the late Art Stamper, fiddler and former Bluegrass Boy, to help him with this tribute to the late King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin. Altogether, this CD has become an All-Star Tribute. The title song was written by Tom T. Hall specifically for this project. Hall, a native of Olive Hill, Kentucky, is best know for writing Jeanie C. Riley's 'Harper Valley PTA' and his own No. 1 hits, 'The Year That Clayton Delaney Died' '(Old Dogs-Children And) Watermelon Wine'; 'I Love'; 'Country Is'; 'I Care' and 'Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet), plus his most recent bluegrass hit, 'Bill Monroe For Breakfast.'