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Butch Baldassari Tribute CD Now Available

By Mandolin Cafe
May 19, 2009 - 9:00 am

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The Road Home - A Tribute to Butch Baldassari

The Road Home - A Tribute to Butch Baldassari

Nashville, Tenn. — The Road Home, a Tribute to Butch Baldassari has been released on SoundArt Recordings.

Some of the best names in acoustic music combined to give us this great musical tribute to mandolin master Buch Baldassari.

Butch created new interest in this age-old instrument in a wide variety of musical genres. He was an inspiration to people who loved his music and who knew him as a friend. He performed and recorded with many of the top names in bluegrass, Celtic, and other genres.

He moved between bluegrass festivals and symphony halls with ease and grace, earning respect and admiration in these seemingly disparate worlds. He was the driving force behind the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble and was an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.

Contributing musicians:
Nashville Mandolin Ensemble
David Grisman
Sam Bush
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Mike Compton
John Reischman & the Jaybirds
John Carlini
Tim O'Brien
Don Stiernberg
Roland White
Steve Kaufman
Beppe Gambetta & Carlo Aonzo
Tom Rozum
Keith Little
Ron Block
Tony McManus
Robin Bullock
Jim Richter & Will Kimble
Scott Tichenor
Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

Butch Baldassari passed away January 10, 2009 and is survived by his wife Sinclair and son Blake. All proceeds from the sale of the CD go to the Baldassari family. The project was underwritten and organized by Dr. Brian Hull of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Purchase CD: from SoundArt Recordings

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