Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe

Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe

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Nashville family band Cherryholmes found a winning formula on its 2007 Skaggs Family debut, Cherryholmes II: Black and White. Well versed in the classics, the sextet proved that they could kick out old-school bluegrass jams with the best of them, but it was their originals that stuck out through the flurry of slick picking. On Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe, Jere, Sandy Lee, Cia Leigh, B.J., Skip, and Molly Kate do away completely with the traditional, opting for a sleek batch of self-penned contemporary bluegrass numbers that lean closer to Nickel Creek and the Dixie Chicks than they do Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. The lead-off track "I Can Only Love You (So Much)," delivered with grit and confidence by Cia Leigh, sets the tone, introducing a formidable "you done me wrong" theme that permeates more than a few cuts on the aptly titled Don't Believe. Forays into overly-earnest country flag-waving ("This Is My Son,") and gospel-tinged, Celtic-infused balladry ("The King as a Babe Comes Down") prove less successful, but a pair of barn-burning instrumentals ("Sumatra" and "Mansker Spree/O'Coughlin's Reel," along with a nifty cover of the Gram Parsons/Chris Hillman boot-stomper "Devil in Disguise," keeps this third trip down the aisle a worthwhile one.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2008
Label: Skaggs Family
UPC: 0669890202026
catalogNumber: 902020
Rank: 11320

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cherryholmes   Primary Artist
Rob Ickes   Dobro
B.J. Cherryholmes   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Mandola,Octave Violin
Cia Leigh Cherryholmes   Banjo,Vocals
Jere Cherryholmes   Bass
Molly Kate Cherryholmes   Fiddle,Cello,Vocals,Octave Violin
Sandy Lee Cherryholmes   Mandolin,Vocals,Mandola,Claw Hammer Banjo
Skip Cherryholmes   Guitar,Vocals
Jefrey Taylor   Accordion,Human Whistle,Low Whistle

Technical Credits

Chris Hillman   Composer
Mark Capps   Engineer
Lee Groitzsch   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Ben Isaacs   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
B.J. Cherryholmes   Composer
Cia Leigh Cherryholmes   Composer
Molly Kate Cherryholmes   Composer,Orchestration
Sandy Lee Cherryholmes   Composer
Skip Cherryholmes   Composer

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