Some voices have it: Meeting the diaphragm of a microphone, sending a tremor of electricity toward tape, they unfold and reveal themselves, naked, without artifice. Sinatra had it, as did Billie Holiday and Ray Price. They could take a breath and the whole world might be remade. Larry Sparks, perhaps the finest singer in bluegrass today, has that kind of voice. A lead vocalist won't last 30 years in bluegrass without considerable skill, but listen to Sparks sing, and you know that having chops... More >>>
Larry Sparks has become one of bluegrass' great storytellers.