Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder- Live at the Charleston Music Hall
The smokin version of Uncle Pen that I added to the blog's music rotation is from this live album. The album released in 2003 features a good mix of bluegrass standards and original music.(click here for the discography) For bluegrass fans it will be confirmation that Kentucky Thunder is one of the best live bluegrass bands still touring. For newcomers to the genre it is a great introduction to this style of music.
Skaggs started as a child prodigy and later went onto back everyone from J.D. Crowe to Emmy Lou Harris. He has won numerous Grammy/IBMA/CMA awards throughout his career. Check out his website for a more in depth history.(click here)