J.D. releases the 1975 Holiday in Japan recordings!
Arguably one of the most influential bands in the history of Bluegrass, the 1975 version of J.D. Crowe & The New South regretably released only one studio album. The self-titled project was on Rounder Records, number 0044, and featured such classics as "The Old Home Place", "Ten Degrees (And Getting Colder)" and "Summer Wages".
This super-group consisted of:
- J.D. Crowe - banjo and vocals
- Tony Rice - guitar and vocals
- Ricky Skaggs - mandolin and vocals
- Jerry Douglas - resonator guitar and vocals
- Bobby Slone - bass
Together for less than a year, their last show was August 30, 1975 in Tokyo, Japan. Thirty-five years later these recordings are seeing their first official U.S. release. Complete with a 28-pg booklet featuring a brand new interview with J.D. Crowe about the band and the trip, this 2-CD set is a must for any Bluegrass fan or music lover.