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The Making of The Great Divide - Part I 

In 2003, my friend Brad Davis asked me to sing a high harmony on a bluegrass song he’d written and was recording for a solo album.  I had fun cutting that track...

The Making of The Great Divide - Part II 

The first song Brad and I wrote and demo’d for " The Great Divide" was called “I’ll Be Comin' Home.” 

It was one that just came out of the Dobro resonator as soon as I sat down...

The Making of The Great Divide - Part III 

I’d wanted to write with Gary Burr for years.  In 1995 Jeanne and I went on a songwriting expedition with a band of artists from all over, but mostly from Nashville and Los Angeles, where I had been living for the past two years...

The Making of The Great Divide - Part IV 

I met Alison Krauss in 1997 after our next door neighbor Nancy Foy turned me on to Alison and Union Station.  She’d loaned me a couple of CDs and stayed on my case until I gave them a good listen...

The Making of The Great Divide - Part V

Hello Friends,

As part of the bluegrass album I'm releasing next March, I knew that I wanted to have a vinyl version available as well and that became part of the to do list...

The Making of The Great Divide - Part VI

One of the things I love most about Bluegrass is the story telling.  Life stories—happy ones, tales of love gone wrong, tragedies, bad behavior, stories about drinking too much, not enough, spiritual stories and all kinds of evil, often resolved in simple refrains...