A host of new and established country, bluegrass and roots music artists have joined forces with the world renowned Chieftains for a series of historic Nashville sessions celebrating the ties tht bind Ireland’s enduring musical heritage to the heartland of America.
Titled ‘Down the Old Plank Road’ and set for release on RCA Victor, September 17, the album’s fourteen tracks feature performances by Vince Gilll, Martina McBride, Lyle Lovett and Patti Griffin. Legendary instrumentalist Earl Scruggs as well as the eclectic Bela Fleck are also highlighted, as are the bluegrass virtuosos Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss and Jeff White. ‘Down the Old Plank Road’ also spotlights special guests John Hiatt along with the duos Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings and Buddy and Julie Miller. The album is produced by Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney.