Personalities | Doyle Lawson | Bluegrass | Country
(Vocals, mandolin, b. 1944)
Doyle Lawson established a reputation as a terrific mandolinist in the style of his hero Bill Monroe during stints with J. D. Crowe And The New South (1966–71) and The Country Gentlemen (1972–79). But when the eastern Tennesseean started his own band, Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver, in 1979, he took bluegrass in a new direction. Lawson applied the moving, counterpoint harmonies of his favourite gospel quartets to Quicksilver’s bluegrass songs and he made their second album, 1981’s Rock My Soul, the first of many all-gospel projects.
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