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Danny Roberts - Nighthawk

By Mandolin Cafe
May 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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Danny Roberts - Nighthawk

Danny Roberts - Nighthawk

The Grascals founding member Danny Roberts is out with another outstanding solo recording entitled Nighthawk, set for release May 20.

On this project of mostly all-original material, Danny receives support from an all-star line-up that includes Tony Wray on guitar, Kristin Scott Benson on banjo, Tim Surrett on acoustic bass, Sam Bush on mandolin and fiddle, Mike Compton on mandolin, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, Jimmy Mattingly on fiddle, Adam Haynes on fiddle, Paul Harrigill on guitar and Dominic Illingworth on acoustic bass. Vocal support is provided by family members Jaelee and Adrea Roberts.

About the projects Roberts said, "It was so much fun recording tunes that I have written accompanied by such outstanding musicians. I'm very excited about the special guests that came in to record with me and I am truly honored to have them be part of this."

Walking to Winslow

From Nighthawk, listen to the track Walking to Winslow with Danny Roberts and Mike Compton on mandolins, Tony Wray on guitar, Kristin Scott Benson on banjo, Tim Surrett on acoustic bass and Adam Haynes on fiddle.


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May 09, 2014 08:20 AM
Excellent!! Gonna get !! Can't wait to hear the rest!smile
Danny Roberts
May 21, 2014 08:23 AM
Hey everybody,
Just want to say thanks to all who have sent so many kind messages to me about my new cd.
I am very excited to finally have another solo project out and especially to have some of the greatest mandolin players on the planet join me on a few tunes, Sam Bush, Mike Compton and Ronnie McCoury!!!

Michael Bridges
May 22, 2014 04:45 AM
Thanks for weighing in, Danny. Caught the Grascal's set a couple of weeks ago at FiveStringFest, and you guys sounded GREAT! Really enjoy your playing. Hot, but very tasteful. Love the new CD, and you DID get some great "sidemen" on there. Also, kudos out to that talented young lady I heard sing "Oh Atlanta". Evidently talent runs in the family!
Danny Roberts
May 22, 2014 09:34 AM
Thanks Michael,
Yes I will admit that it makes ol dad a bit proud to hear my daughter Jaelee sing on the cd
most people can't believe she is 12 with a mouth full of braces when they hear it:-)
Next time you are at a festival I'm at come up and visit a while.

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