Essential Bluegrass Cardinals
With their gorgeous harmonies and virtuoso playing, the Bluegrass Cardinals were one of the best-loved and most influential bands in bluegrass. Founded in the mid-seventies by banjo player Don Parmley and his son David (who currently leads the popular band Continental Divide), the Cardinals’ contemporary take on traditional bluegrass music sounds as vibrant and fresh today as it did when they burst on the scene, making fans of legends such as Lester Flatt. This generous song selection was hand picked by David Parmley and represents the Bluegrass Cardinals at the height of their career. The Essential Bluegrass Cardinals is a treasure trove of bluegrass gems recorded for CMH between 1978 and 1981, with many songs presented on CD for the first time ever.