Hamilton County Ramblers
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  • Copperline
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:06) [9.37 MB]
  • If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:52) [8.86 MB]
  • I Just Came Back to Say Goodbye
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:31) [8.06 MB]
  • Hard Times
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:26) [5.56 MB]
  • Separating Hearts
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:39) [6.05 MB]
  • I Hear Ya' Talkin'
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:30) [10.32 MB]
  • Cora's Gone
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:15) [7.42 MB]
  • Wave the Ocean
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:44) [6.26 MB]
  • Wall Around Your Heart
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:42) [8.46 MB]
  • Standing on the Mountain
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:39) [6.07 MB]
  • Old Chattanooga
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:47) [6.36 MB]

Bluegrass Unlimited Review
It’s a joy to discover a regional band that has the potential to breakout nationally. I’d say that’s true of the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Hamilton County Ramblers. Their self-titled debut album is pretty much a total package. Confident, engaging lead vocals and resonate harmony singing combine with picking that’s solid, inventive, and soaring. Everyone plays at pretty much the same level—superb. The tone, note selection, feeling, it’s all here.

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Bluegrass Today Review - by John Lawless
Hamilton County RamblersHamilton County Ramblers are a relatively new bluegrass group, based in Chattanooga, TN, and composed of veteran bluegrass performers with a wide range in age and interests. What they share is what matters, however: a passion for thoughtful, contemporary bluegrass played with precision and authority.

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Prescription Bluegrass CD Review - The Hamilton County Ramblers - by Mark Raborn
The debut, self-titled CD by the Hamilton County Ramblers features eleven cuts with material as varied as Stephen Foster’s, Hard Times, James Taylor’s Copperline, and I Hear Ya Talkin’, penned by cowgirl, country song-writer, Cindy Walker. With that said there is still enough traditional, Bluegrass-type material to satisfy all but the most persistent and jaded Bluegrass purists.

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Quintessential Bluegrass
by Marc Michael

Hamilton County Ramblers get it right

Hamilton County Ramblers is the debut, self-titled album by one of Chattanooga’s premier bluegrass ensembles, and it is a gem. With 11 tracks that run roughly 40 minutes, the band manages to cover some great old classics and some lesser-known traditional works as well.

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The Chattanooga based bluegrass band officially releases their self titled CD on October 11, 2015 at the Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga.

The CD represents a combining of the talent of some of Chattanooga's finest bluegrass musicians.

Band members include Josh Hixson, Roy Curry, James Kee, Jim Pankey and John Boulware.

Album Notes
It sometimes seems these days that new groups in bluegrass all fall into one of two camps. There are those for whom bluegrass is at most a predominant flavor in music that otherwise leans on related styles, and there are those who serve up something narrow, fixated on the mid-tempo groove and modal melodies popularly referred to as “mashing it.” You can attend a fair number of festivals and listen to a good deal of bluegrass radio today and not hear too much else.

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  • Members:
    Josh Hixson, Roy Curry, James Kee, Jim Pankey, John Boulware
  • Sounds Like:
    IIIrd Tyme Out, Bluegrass Album Band, Osborne Brothers
  • Influences:
    Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    07/28/18 18:19:42
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